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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”!

Space Station…..
Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Its amazing, when you’re bored stiff, at how something like the International Space Station flying over can stimulate one’s interest…..

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

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Rob Little
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QUESTION: What do Thoracic Surgeons and a Tetbury Pub gave in common…..?

ANSWER: Both have changed their purpose in life to fight the Corona Virus !

A Thoracic Surgeon was interviewed on BBC News – his operations are all on hold so he has volunteered to work in ICU…..as a NURSE ! He will be under the jurisdiction of and supervision of the Nurse Manager who will also give him all necessary training.

And we just received a delivery of groceries from one of our local pubs – The Priory Inn, in Tetbury!

Seems people are being flexible!

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

Groceries delivered by a gloved chappie observing social distancing!

Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb…..

So an “APB” went out in my road – apparently a lady had her rhubarb attempt to take over her garden. She was offering, I said yes please, the Present Mrs Little (until the end of all this) got to work, and this was the result!

Yum ! I love Rhubarb Crumble !

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

Social distancing…..
Monday, 30th March 2020

The new way to socialise with your grandchildren even though they only live a few miles away!

“It’s the end of the world as we know it” as the song goes.

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

Donald…..you appear to have a competitor !

Coronavirus: The Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko says vodka and saunas will ward off coronavirus !!!!

Few measures have been enforced to curb coronavirus in Belarus – instead, people are being urged to drink vodka and go to saunas.

Rob Little
If only it were that easy…..😊
Let’s Tour England !

Isn’t it a pity that it does not take long for humanity to display less savoury behaviour toward each other…..
Sunday, 29th March 2020

I refer to people feeling the need to report their neighbours to the authorities if, for instance, an individual is suspected of exercising more than once a day…..and the police sending up drones and encouraging reporting to catch offenders! And for their zest for control it does not take much for the police to seize a little more control than the government intended.

I am not advocating people flout the rules our government has instructed us to follow but you can see how some people relish the idea of “shopping” their neighbours if they get the chance.

Some people suspect that with this zeal to “dob” on their neighbours, it could not take long for a Britain under draconian laws to feel like East Germany under the Stasi….

Creeping authoritarianism is not for we British !

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

OMG

Was Boris’s edict that we MUST take excercise every day or that we COULD?

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

London Taxi Drivers really are the best in the world !!
Saturday, 28th March 2020

As London taxis can be hailed in the street and asked to go anywhere, taxi drivers must have a thorough knowledge of London and this is why they have to learn and pass the world-famous “Knowledge“.

London’s taxi service is the best in the world, in part because cab drivers know the quickest routes through London’s complicated road network. There are thousands of streets and landmarks within a six mile radius of Charing Cross. Anyone who wants to drive an iconic London cab must memorize them all: the Knowledge of London.

“The Knowledge” was introduced as a requirement for taxi drivers in 1865 !!

Mastering the Knowledge typically takes students three to four years; it’s a challenge, but plenty of help and support is available if you are determined.

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

I love the song and I love why Paul Simon has performed it…..

I love this song. It brings a tear to my eye when I hear it for several personal reasons.

The fact that Paul Simon has chosen to sing it for the American people now, is very emotional.

“They come on the ship they call Mayflower
They come on the ship that sailed the moon…..”

Hugely poignant words especially bearing in mind that the intention to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage from Plymouth, England to Plymouth Massachusetts this summer, looks to be shot to pieces.

I wish all my friends and Customers in America well and pray that things will soon be under control.

Stay well, stay safe.

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