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Tours England
  • "...thank you for such a splendid day in the Cotswolds"
    A.F. - Utah
  • "Thank you for a fabulous tour - you are a brilliant guide - we love you !"
    B & N - Tennessee
  • "... a thousand thanks for showing us around in your wonderful and beautiful country!"
    JL - Flanders, Belgium
  • "... the Cotswold villages and the vistas were spectacular. The pub lunch was delicious and the atmosphere one of a kind"
    N & B A - California
  • "WOW!!! What a way for a Yank to see France!!! Having one of our old Allies the Brits showing the way!!!"
    WC & PC - Alabama
  • "... thank you for the wonderful tour I had with my father to Normandy and Paris!"
    JC - Florida
  • "We say more than we bargained for and then some..."
    C &C - Georgia
  • "... a rather seredipitous click on Google that let me to you and I will forever be grateful for that. What a font of knowledge you are! "
    SM - Philipines
  • "We just want to thank you again for making our vacation so special. We had a great time. Absolutely wonderful! Happy memories!"
    Mike & Jane McCool, Front Royal, VA
  • "You did a fabulous and caring job, making sure our trip was perfect."
    J & A - New York
  • "You put so much heart into what you do..."
    BE, China

Rob Little’s Blog – musings of an English / British Tour Guide where I not only vent about things that “get my goat” but, also, publish lovely photos and eccentric stories about “this Sceptered Isle”!

If these are serious, well thought out policies, imagine what legalising marajuana would to to dreaming up something new…..!
Monday, 18th November 2019

In order to bribe the public, our maoist, leninist Labour party have come up with this:

  • Free Internet for all
  • Free Dental Treatment for all
  • Minimum wage for over 18s 10.50GBP an hour
  • Land a man on Venus by 2035
  • …..Oh yes and we’ll be carbon neutral by 2030

Its not legal here but somebody was clearly smoking some weed when they came up with this lot…..

When one is in a haze of pleasure one tends to forget that “There is no such thing as a free lunch” !

 

🙄

 

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

 

Ok so what were you doing on the 10th March 2001…..?
Sunday, 17th November 2019

BBC interviewer: Did you have sex with the then 17 year old Virginia Roberts at Epstein’s home in London on 10th March 2001?

Andrew: No I was at Pizza Express in Woking with my Daughter.

😳

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

PS – what were Virginia Robert’s parents thinking of allowing their “under age” daughter to travel to England with an “old man”?

My daughter sent me this…..

🤔

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Ten years ago I did my first “proper” blog !!
Friday, 15th November 2019

http://letstourengland.com/2009/11/page/3/ – check it out here !!

Life might have been easier if I’d kept to travel?

More than 5000 blogs later…..its all too late !!

Oh well……

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !

PS – Also check previous page where my van was next to an aircraft. If you ask me what I was doing I “may” tell you…..😳

Cotswold Snow in Mid November!
Thursday, 14th November 2019

Snow in Tetbury in Mid November is pretty unusual – in fact snow in Tetbury at ALL is unusual – but they said we were going to get a hard winter this year…..

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Testing Cannabinoids for their suitablility for medicinal purposes is becoming an international industry…..?
Monday, 11th November 2019

Put simply…..why is it that Denmark can treat the likes of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, PTSD and other conditions with cannabis based medicines including those with THC while the UK lags years behind, insisting on spending huge amounts of taxpayer’s money on testing that has already been proven in other countries.

On the day when two (non THC) cannabis based medicines have been approved for use in the UK, why don’t we ask international drug authorities for the evidence so we can accelerate the use of these pain relieving and life transforming drugs?

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Bit more colour on my Sunday drive…..
Sunday, 10th November 2019

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

“Snowflakes” and “Millennials” would go nuts at me – best by October 2015 !!!!!

Well I’m not…..not…dead yet……arrrraaaggghhhhhhh

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Today is the 30th anniversary of…..”the day The Wall came down”…..!!
Saturday, 9th November 2019

At the time I had a feeling that this momentous occasion would go down in history so I decided to record these two news reports on my VHS video recorder. How could I have known at the time that the BBC news reader, Jill Dando, would be brutally murdered just 10 years later.

In the 8 years since I published them on youTube, they have had over 520,000 viewings…..

I remember, myself, watching this on TV with an overwhelming sense of awe and worry of what may be happening. Watching the sheer joy on the faces of the people that were there at the time was amazing. I have some actual fragments of the wall here, at home which I treasure – a colleague had just happened to book a weekend in Berlin when the dismantling of the wall was going on.

I have had a variety of comments such as:

“Look forward to see North and South Korea unite someday!”

“The first peaceful revolution that changed a country forever.”

“How people in the west are waiting and greeting their brothers on the other side is something that makes me shed a tear every time”

“I remember when the wall went up in August 1961. I never thought I would live to see the day when it came down. I thought the communists would hang on no matter what happened, and would kill anyone trying to take it down. An amazing night.”

“Deutschland einig Vaterland !!!!”

“Rob, your videos are amazing. Thanks for preserving this monumental historical event 🙂 ”

“Totalitarian Communism and Socialism, the biggest failure on earth.”

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

My own bits of History !

A summer of touring with “Lets Tour England”….. !
Friday, 8th November 2019

So I have had another wonderful season of touring with Customers this year…..starting in April in the gorgeous Provence, France and finishing in Scotland a few weeks ago, where the fall colours were in evidence.

And that, my friends is an important point because why did I call myself “Lets Tour England” 12 years ago? It was actually dreamed up by a Customer after I originally named the business “See it in a Day”. But it became evident that demand from Customers would draw me away from simply one day tours towards extended tours right across the UK – Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. And sometimes I take people to Western Europe – Bruges, Paris and The D-Day Beaches in Normandy being particular favourites. My Customer, Mike, nearly got it right though although “Lets Tour Europe” may have been more appropriate !!

I am often asked when the best time is to visit?

  • In terms of the weather I make one prediction: THE SUMMER IS WARMER THAN THE WINTER !! Rainfall is totally unpredictable – that’s why we are so green. But don’t worry – you won’t be washed out!
  • If you want to avoid vacationing while the British kids are off school, we have two weeks over Easter, a one week Spring vacation in the last week of May, then the Summer vacation starts in the last week of July for 5 weeks.
  • For flora…..the end of April and early May is, in my opinion, the most beautiful. The hedgerows are bursting and the fields are full of colour – dark green wheat, light green barley, dark brown ploughed fields and the stunning block yellow rape seed is in flower. But there is only one of me so you can’t all come then !

One reminder – it is the 400th Anniversary of The Mayflower in 2020 and there will be celebrations through the spring and summer in various parts of the UK with connections to the voyage culminating in the main celebrations around Plymouth UK in September 2020. We are not expecting the country to be crowded out with Mayflower tourists although, certainly, the City of Plymouth can be expected to be very busy in September so you would need to book soon if you’re thinking of watching the main celebrations.

I am holding this years prices into 2020 and the sustained low value of the pound means that a vacation to England will be “cheap as chips”…..or at the very least good value. So, if you are interested in a tour next year – or even during the winter – I’m always happy to have preliminary chats to help you to plan.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this 20 minute video of memories from this year’s season which I hope will whet your appetite to visit or cause you to yearn to return! 😊  My videos are not intended to be “masterpieces” – but my nerdy interest in photography, video and latterly droning, do give a fair view of how touring with me actually looks and feels.

And finally to the Hat !! I often get brought baseball caps but my favourite two crazy ladies from New Jersey and Virgnia generously bought this from a thrift store in the US and were determined to adorn it with feathers during our trip!! My granddaughter loves it!

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !