In case you were wondering, this was our FAVOURITE day of our whole trip: Tour of Shakespeare Country.
This was a bus tour, and — of course — we were running late AND got lost on the way to the bus station. We hardly made the trip, and sadly, were separated on the bus. Since Phillip gets a little carsick, I took the seat at the back…. with the non-English-speaking-Asians! Didn’t understand a word they were saying, of course, but their expressions and clothes were priceless.
First stop: OXFORD!
It was raining when we first arrived, but we were able to snap some photos later on in our tour.
It was absolutely breathtaking. And, bonus, a little C.S. Lewis and HP happened here 🙂
Bicycles, flower baskets, and lens flare all in one shot? So much lovely in one frame…
Classic old architecture, quaint shops, and rows of bikes!
Onward to Stratford Upon Avon, where Shakespeare’s Childhood Home is idyllically situated.
And, possibly my favorite stop of all: Henley Street Tea Rooms. Lovely, quaint, and delish: Happy!
Someone please open one of these in Jacksonville!
What did we order? High Tea, Fish & Chips, and a Jacket Potato. Perf!
Next stop: the Cotswolds to visit Anne Hathaway’s Childhood home. Unbelievably, she was considered the nobler match at the time, for her family had all of the amenities “modern” wealth offered. Smart man, that Shakespeare!
…complete with gorgeous grounds.
We returned to the flat to find dramatic skies…
…that later progressed into a double rainbow!
Finally, we made it to dinner at the fabulous Churchill Arms just outside of Notting Hill in Kinsington…
featuring Pubfood and Thai. Needless to say, we stopped there more than once for their fab fare!