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  • "...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”!

So after 3 months of drought – and great weather for my Customers…..I get a few weeks respite and this is what I have to look forward to…..!!
Friday, 21st July 2017

We’ve had the driest Spring and Summer for ages – not good weather for the gardens but great for my Customers and people visiting the UK. So just when I am thinking about my motorcycle…..some days out next week; this is what I have to look forward to !

Lovely !!

Rob Little
What did I do wrong…..
Lets Tour England !

Seems strange…..
Thursday, 20th July 2017

It seems strange as I sit here at Blenheim Palace, contemplating what I am calling my “mid season break” !

In actual fact, these Customers are on my last extended tour for a month…..I am looking forward to the break although boredom will probably result in me taking some last minute one day tours.

Nice place to sit and contemplate – you can even see what I’m listening to !

Rob Little
Deserves a break…..
Lets Tour England !

Sending good karma to John McCain…..

I thought President Obama’s message was as apt as any…..

John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn‘t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.”

Rob Little
Let’s Tour England !

“England’s a bit bland” says Aussie Customer !

…..All I said was:

Well when you jump out of the van and walk across the grass you don’t need to worry about getting bitten by something nasty…..”

My Australian friends needed no further goading – from at first saying:

We never see anything it’s all an exaggeration

…..a heated argument ensued between the group from “down under” where one tried to out-do the other with their experiences with:

  • Funnel web spiders,
  • Where and where not to swim
  • Great Whites
  • Tiger shark,
  • Scorpions
  • Stingrays
  • Box jellyfish
  • Stonefish
  • Not putting your hands inside your swimming pool skimmer – a favourite hiding place for snakes…..
  • Leeches
  • Ticks
  • Sharing your sleeping bag with a Monitor Lizard
  • Death Adder
  • Giant Centipede
  • …..and of course the Crocodile !!!

They did ask me to say it is really not as bad as it sounds and Australia is a beautiful, welcoming country !

Hmmmmm I really MUST visit Australia sometime 😜 !!

Rob Little
Glad to live in England…..
Let’s Tour England !

BBC pay petulant idiot over £2m a year !

Yes £2m a year for Chris Evans, a guy DJ’ing on Radio 2! How can he possibly be worth that?

And Clare Balding who officiates on all sorts of sports programs as well as fitting in beautifully on other programmes like her countryside walks.

Clare gets paid just 10% of what the “Walkers Crisp” man, Gary Lineker gets paid £1.8m to present “Match Of The Day”. The difference between the two of them is down to discrimination.

Then there are the pathetic “has beens” like ageing DJ, Steve Wright, who should have been moved on in the 1980s but instead is paid half a million a year. Perhaps he has some dirt on someone there so they can’t get rid of him?

And the highly sensitive to criticism but hugely opinionated “smart alec” Simon Mayo who presents a programme on Radio 5 once a week and is so “up his own a**e”; commanding 350,000 of the licence payers pounds every year. The drivel he talks is only exceeded by his regular guest, Mark Kermode with his weekly dose of verbal diarrhea !

John Humphreys, age 73, at least has a brain and the charisma to draw an audience. But at his age is getting noticeably “past it” to justify his 600k a year and he will have a problem with his combative interviews with trades union officials demanding higher pay for their members earning a fraction of his salary!!

Just a few of the outrageous revelations in the BBC “over 150k” earnings list.

Rob Little
To be honest I wish I’d remained in ignorance…..
Let’s Tour England !

Even on a dreary day The Cotswolds is still beautiful…..!
Wednesday, 19th July 2017

The Cotswolds was in recovery mode today making good after the thunderstorms last night.

Many of the vistas were misty and you couldn’t see the view but there were still plenty of opportunities to see the beauty!

Rob Little
Cotswold Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Flower garden near Guiting Power

I love this house in Chipping Camden

Love this chaotic garden on Upper Slaughter

Sitting by the River Thames at Windsor having a quiet sandwich…..
Tuesday, 18th July 2017

…..under the Heathrow flightpath !

Rob Little
[Egg and cress]…..
Let’s Tour England !

My that’s a biggun!

BREXIT negotiations…..

Look carefully – EU negotiators on the left, Brits on the right…..see why we want to leave??

Rob Little
Save the trees…..
Let’s Tour England – the land of the free!!

Shaking my head in dispair…..

On the way back to the airport yesterday one of the crazy ladies said:

Is this a Mercedes factory?”

Rob Little
They’re a laugh a minute…..
Let’s Tour England !

For those of you not accustomed to reading my “testimonials” page I wish you would…..!

If you are not a regular reader of my testimonials page, but have still not made up your mind whether you trust me enough to visit with me, you may like to read the nice things people have recently had to say to me, below…..

Vicki & Sarah said:

Rob – you are THE BEST tour guide ever !! In one week, Sarah and I have seen and experienced more of the Cotswolds than many people could expect to see in a year. All the estates, villages, small gardens, back roads, views and on and on – so very perfect – your commentary adding so much to our appreciation of this beautiful place! Getting to meet your family and pets, and seeing your lovely home and garden was an added treat. Thank you so much for a truly fairy-tale vacation and for the lovely book of photos!! You are a special friend !

Jay and Nancy said:

As I look over the 2100 photos, they fondly remind me of the wonderful time that we had in your expert care and guidance! Rob, we had such a good time. We can’t thank you enough for helping us plan our week long trip, driving us all around to the best places to photograph and educating us about the history of the Cotswolds. Thankfully, you avoided all of the more crowded, touristy areas and instead showed us some of the most beautiful, serene countryside I’ve ever seen. You allowed us to explore the Cotswolds at our own pace (especially on that hike through the wilderness and sheep meadows). Your week long itinerary was perfect – we have been fortunate to travel to a lot of beautiful places but our vacation in the Cotswolds was the best. Thank you so much for making this trip so special. It was a pleasure getting to know you. I could write a book of appreciation to you for such a spectacular tour – we talk about our trip all of the time, my photos are gorgeous and I couldn’t be more pleased with all of the places you took us so that I’d get some good shots. Oh and, yes, a DRONE would definitely be a great asset for you to keep track of your slow moving, map challenged guests Ha Ha !

Arthur & Alice said:

Robert – Thank you for a wonderful vacation trip through the English country-side. I feel that this trip has created one of those wonder memories that persist and glow through the years. Everything happened as planned, every detail was well conceived and executed, and when circumstances (and the weather) demanded flexibility you were there to provide it. Alice and I came back from this trip with a warm, glowing feeling convinced that should we ever return to make a tour of northern England it would have to be with you.

Angelina said:

Rob – once again thank you for treasured memories made with good friends

Kris said:

Thank you for making the last 2 weeks a balm for my soul. It wasn’t just the sights we’ve seen but the person we’ve come to know and love that have made this journey so incredible. I appreciate the time and meticulous effort that goes into the flexible planning you so graciously offer !

Lynette said:

Rob it is with heartfelt gratitude that I celebrate you for a job well done. Hip Hip Hoorah x 3! You gave us the “favourite Aunt” atmospheric vacation experience. I will remember for a long time the soul lifting and healing sights of Mont Saint Michel, the lovely Cotswolds and the Monet Gardens where you predicted the perfect timing and day. Until we meet again…..

And, what is more, if you need to be further convinced you are welcome to call these people who would. I’m sure, be glad to vouch for me !

Rob Little
Beginning to believe my own publicity…..
Lets Tour England !