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Lodsworth – August 2016 This week we are looking after two older cats – Suki and Bella, in a beautiful village called Lodsworth, home to the artist of Winnie the Pooh and Wind in the Willows. Lodsworth was a farming …

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London We arrived at 7.30am into Birmingham from Ireland with no passport control in either country! Breakfast was the first item on arrival and a chat with some of the family before we arrived at Nige’s to collect the car …

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Ireland Another catch up with Maura’s cousin Anne in Solihull this morning where Anne passed on a small heirloom cup belonging to Maura’s maternal grandmother. Our flight to Dublin was at 3pm – £10 each one way (thanks Ryanair) so …

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Worcester and Alcester – Sunday 7th August 2016 Today we farewelled our Stroud housesit as Jer and Janice ( a great couple) returned from their Florida vacation to the happy greeting of Murph, Jack and Buddy. We have enjoyed our …

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Falcons, Symonds Yat and Wales

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Newent, Symonds Yat, Chetstow Castle (Wales) – Friday 5/08/2016 Today we planned to do a circular trip to Newent, Symonds Yat and Chepstow, this would take us 30km northwest past Gloucester to Newent where we wanted to go to the …

 

The Romans, Fossils and Hidden Jewel

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Cirencester 3rd August 2016 The last few days had been the English summer we remembered – wet, windy and low temperatures. It gave us the opportunity to put in some TESOL study hours and Maura to get a haircut with …

 

Cotswolds Village Tour

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Cotswolds Village Tour Thursday 28 July 2016 Today we decided to head into the heart of the Cotswolds to visit the very interestingly named villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Lower Slaughter, Upper Slaughter and Stow-on-the-Wold. We were going to wait for better weather …

 

Bath, Somerset, UK

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Bath, Somerset Wednesday 27 July 2016 Terry didn’t bother to shower after taking the dogs for a walk as Maura had told him “we are going to have a bath today”. As the time got closer to 9.30am she kept …

 

Nailsworth, Painswick and Cheltenham

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Nailsworth 24th July 2016 Today we decided we would walk along the cycle track to Nailsworth for lunch. The weather was looking a bit iffy so we packed our foldaway rain jackets into a back pack and headed off on …

 

Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK

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16th-23rd July 2016 Our first week in Stroud has been filled with hot sunny days and plenty of new places to visit. Sunday Nige took us and our large packs to Birmingham International train station for our train to Birmingham New …