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The Month of August – The Cotswolds

Heading to London on Sunday for a few nights.  Then stepping onto the train heading to Amsterdam will signify an end to our time in England. It has been a stupendous last month of summer in which we have enjoyed relativity warmish weather and lashings of rain.  Come to think about it, we were wondering… Continue reading The Month of August – The Cotswolds

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The Abbey Gardens – Malmesbury

On the border of the Cotswold region lies Malmesbury. The mellow hilltop town of Malmesbury is peppered with ancient buildings constructed out of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. It's the oldest borough in England, having been awarded that status in AD 880, and boasts one of the county's finest market crosses – a 15th-century crownlike structure built… Continue reading The Abbey Gardens – Malmesbury

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The Rococo Gardens in Painswick

Summer is well and truly upon us, and with summer comes colour. We have indeed been blessed with glorious weather to enjoy what England does best. For me, this means the prolific gardens. My favourites are those that do not require an entry fee as many stunning views can be seen and enjoyed on my… Continue reading The Rococo Gardens in Painswick

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The Month of July in Somerset

What a glorious summer month it was to enjoy housesitting in a part of England that we had not previously stayed in for longer than an hour or two. Which made our weeks in Clevedon, Somerset, relaxing and fun exploring its nooks and crannies in the sunshine. Then there was the main reason why we… Continue reading The Month of July in Somerset

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The Smallest City in England – WELLS

Our day out and our first stop did not start in Wells. In fact, our first stop was not far from there, approximately 11 miles, in a smallish village named Axbridge. This is where we caught up with Debs from DebsWorld and the Mathematician. It was a pleasure to spend time with them both. Catching… Continue reading The Smallest City in England – WELLS

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The Oddest Town in England – Glastonbury

On our arrival in Glastonbury,  the first glimpse we had was not the mysticism and eccentricity it was all the hanging baskets bursting with blooming flowers.  They were a surprise and more than we had seen in other English towns. What a colourful and cheerful display. There were more surprises to come as we wandered… Continue reading The Oddest Town in England – Glastonbury

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The Coastal Walk – Clevedon

Let's face it, Clevedon is indeed not all about a pier and Victorian buildings. Somerset is a county sometimes overlooked though it certainly repaid our visit with a bucket load of glorious vistas. Its name is derived from a ‘land of the summer people’.  Somerset has heritage, myths and legends.  Oh, did I mention the endless sunshine?… Continue reading The Coastal Walk – Clevedon