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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”!

A funny thing happened on the way to the Dump…..
Sunday, 24th October 2021

Just heading off to the local dump (recycling centre) at Fosse Bridge in The Cotswolds and couldn’t help taking some footage on the way – beautiful October morning here on The Cotswolds!

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Autumn Hedgerows in The Cotswolds…..
Saturday, 23rd October 2021

Hawthorn and Sloe berries

Hawthorn and Sloe berries

Hawthorn Berries and Copper Beech leaves

Blackberries – some still ripening

Taken yesterday, Friday!

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

What kind of example is this – 100,000 cases a day bring it on !
Thursday, 21st October 2021

The Oppostion Labour benches mostly wearing masks

The Government Conservative benches mostly NOT wearing masks

The Government thinks its all over but will be forced into one of its humiliating “U turns”.

The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Mental !

Rob Little
Pandemic? What Pandemic…..?
Let’s Tour England !

Thursday and clear skies after last nights’ rain and wind…..🌧 💨

From my bedroom window at 7am this morning…..

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Shocking covid rates in the UK or is it…..?
Tuesday, 19th October 2021

So the UK enjoys the dubious reputation of having almost the worst number of daily covid cases in the World (assuming you can believe the figures coming out of some of the more dodgy countries). Certainly we are the worst per capita.

Yesterday’s recorded cases:

France – 3778
Germany – 4056
India – 13,596
Russia – 34,325
UK – 44,696
USA – 122,033

However this data may not be as bad as it seems. Mercifully, death rates are a fraction of what they were when we saw the high rates back in January this year, and we are told that 80% of cases in the UK are in children hence the symptoms are relatively mild although there is a worrying preponderance of “long covid” amongst young people. Also, as an expert said this morning on “the News”, these high rates amongst kids can’t go on for ever – herd immunity will come in eventually – hopefully before the virus is spread from children to older adults.

These high rates coincide with a reduction in mask wearing and social distancing along with more socialisation indoors due to the autumnal weather. Unlike our neighbours in Europe, kids in school are not wearing masks, fewer and fewer people are wearing them in retail environments and when it comes to “clubbing” – people don’t go to night clubs to socially distance from people they don’t know do they?

UK has lifted restrictions for travel but I am amazed that our European neighbours would want the infected British hoi polloi boozing in their pubs and restaurants?

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

A few seasonal photos taken today, Sunday !
Sunday, 17th October 2021

Near Shipton Moyne in The Cotswolds

Near Shipton Moyne in The Cotswolds

Easton Grey, Wiltshire….loved the chimney smoke?

Ashley near Tetbury

Near Cheglow, Malmesbury

Berries on the old Roman road….The Fosse Way!

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Today’s syndicate discussion at the Convention is “Mint Sauce…..should it be banned”? 🐏
Friday, 15th October 2021

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Captain Kirk hits “Warp Drive” at the age of 90 and is moved to tears by the experience…..
Wednesday, 13th October 2021

If you get a chance, listen to William Shatner’s emotional but poignant, words with Jeff Bezos having experienced flying through the thin blue “skin” that is the Earth’s atmosphere into the back of space.

Very moving.

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

My Wife wanted to see “Three Cocks” 😳
Tuesday, 12th October 2021

A day trip to The Black Mountains in South Wales from The Cotswolds…

It was a gorgeous day so faced the dilemma of Barry Island or the Black Mountains, the latter was no contest! I should add that if our little grandson had been free we’d have taken him to the seaside at Barry!

Lovely drive across the Bridge and through the delightful little town of Usk to Abergavenny then following the stunning mountain road across to Hay-on-Wye via the the ruined Llanthony Priory and the delightful little church at Capel-y-ffin. The road is narrow and steep and claimed to be “closed” due to a land slip but we had no problem passing the offending area and up across the cattle grid (cattle guard) and we were immediately in the land of sheep!

The view at the top is one of the most phenomenal views you will see in this country!

Mrs Little got her wish and we returned via the magnificent garden centre at “Three Cocks” (😅) stopping briefly by the River Wye at Builth Wells and over the (almost) equally impressive mountain road to Brecon from where we had wonderful views of The Black Mountains in the distance.

The final drive back on the highway was inevitably tedious but worth it after such a wonderful day with perfect weather and scenery…..

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

With what remains of UK “Heavy Industry” collapsing due to massive energy price hikes, there is a one word solution to secure Industries critical for our security, as a country…..
Monday, 11th October 2021

Nationalisation…..

[At a stroke]

Too much selling off of the family silver to foreigners!

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !