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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"
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  • "WOW!!! What a way for a Yank to see France!!! Having one of our old Allies the Brits showing the way!!!"
    WC & PC - Alabama
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    JC - Florida
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    SM - Philipines
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    Mike & Jane McCool, Front Royal, VA
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    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 brief respite in the inclement weather…..
Tuesday, 18th February 2020

Rob Little
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“Sunday Driver”…..quick 400 mile ride out across the country in “Storm Dennis”…..
Monday, 17th February 2020

Taking one of Bev’s friends to Colchester to see her son who is in the army!

Beverley and I went to Flatford Mill to re-visit the site of John Constable’s painting “The Haywain” then, after lunch in a local Tea Room, drive over to the beautiful Suffolk village of Lavenham with its ancient houses.

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Crazy Day…..
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Flatford Mill

John Constable’s “Haywain”

Lunch in a rainy Suffolk

Lavenham

Lavenham

Lavenham Guildhall

Nearly home…..a quiet Bibury!

Just a week after Storm Cian, Storm Dennis rolls in…..
Sunday, 16th February 2020

…..promising us strong winds and a month of rain in a day!

And I have just a short ride to Colchester – and back !

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
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…..interesting “gender” type case going on over here…..
Friday, 14th February 2020

…..someone registered at birth as a mammel who now identifies as a FISH !

Fair play….?

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Just a short run from my home…..just before and just after dawn…..
Thursday, 13th February 2020

Just a quick run out this morning to pickup my Grandson, Teddy, at the Ragged Cot Pub…..through Cherington, and Hampton Fields.

Beautiful !

Rob Little
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Cherington just before dawn

A Pheasant…..dicing with death ! Thats what his life is all about!

The duck pond between Cherington and Hampton Fields…..

Cherington (see the moon?)

Dawn

The moon over the fields just after dawn today…..

Penny Lane – (are you a “certain age”?)
Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Firstly if you have a keen ear you will notice the music is, in fact, NOT “The Beatles” although the band singing (The Analogues) are totally note and instrument perfect. I tried using the Beatles version but unsurprisingly it was blocked by copyright. For what its worth, The Analogues are a Dutch band and they have a brilliant video on youtube where the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is performed LIVE – something The Beatles never did ! SO…..READ ON !

Liverpool is not high on most people’s “bucket list” but if you are of a certain age – a “Child of the Sixtiesyou can experience a fantastic tour of the Beatles’ Liverpool heritage with locations like Strawberry Fields, the Cavern Club, Eleanor Rigby’s grave and “The Beatles Story” (exhibition) to visit as well as the exceedingly modest homes that the “Fab Four” lived in post war Britain. You can even visit Paul McCartney’s and John Lennon’s homes – just a walk from each other!

If you have three or four hours to spare – perhaps driving on the M6 highway between England, The Lake District and Scotland, a visit to Liverpool would be a great idea.

** By the way – the photos we all taken by me, save for a few !! **

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
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Storm Ciara at Hartland Quay !
Monday, 10th February 2020

Storm Ciara was given the accolade of being the worst storm in 7 years so I thought I must head down to Hartland Quay on the Atlantic Coast of North Devon, to see if I could get some photos and video of this “Monster” Storm!

One day I will have a half decent computer with enough memory and software to complement it so I can make a decent fist of editing a low contrast video like this!

Rob Little
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Hartland Quay (pronounced “Key”)

Oh dear…..what a tragedy?
Sunday, 9th February 2020

Oh no! Don’t say the Royals are in trouble again? First Andrew, then Harry and Megan, and now Phillip??

Rob Little
Dear oh dear oh dear…..
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Now…..where were we before being rudely interupted by BREXIT……ahh….I know, the Acquittal !
Saturday, 8th February 2020

You’ll never believe me, I’m sure, but the word “Trump” has only appeared in five of my blogs in the past six months…..honest!! We need to put that to rights so lets start with his conciliatory few words yesterday…..

Well when I say a few words, these are just short “highlights” ! He actually talked about himself for an hour and 16 minutes blaming everyone else for his impeachment in this manifestation of hatred and anger.

His old “friend”, Anthony Scaramucci said today on British LBC Radio that the vote acquitting the President, split predictably on party lines and that Senators should have taken their oaths more seriously. Scaramucci added that the President’s hour long rambling “Press Conference” amounted to “classic narcissism”…..that he has deliberatly divided the nation – a nation whose first word is “United” and that he should be sent back to New York and find someone who behaves a little more “normally” in that job.

Commenting on the personal (shall we say) criticisms of individuals who had made negative comments about the President, Scaramucci said that “Real leaders do not care about that kind of stuff

If you have been given the public trust to hold the highest position of public service…..as President of the USA and leader of the free world you should ignore such insults and not act like a full on, full blown maniac idiotScaramucci said.

(Rob says – “Remember I am quoting, these are not my words!“)

Meanwhile, see below President Clinton’s “few words” on his acquittal…..

Clinton’s speech – just 2 mins 15 seconds !

And with that, apparently Trump was “Incandescent with Rage” when discussing the Huawei business with Boris a few days ago!

I can see we are going to have some fun as the year goes on !!

Rob Little
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…..meanwhile – 30 years ago in USSR (Russia) it was a big day in history and World Peace…..
Friday, 7th February 2020

February 7th 1990 was a momentous day for the World and in particular, Soviet Russia. This Channel 4 News reports that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Central Committee accepted the recommendation of its leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, that the party give up its 70-year-long monopoly of political power by deleting Article 6 from the Soviet Constitution which guaranteed the monopoly of absolute power for the Communist Party.

The Congress of People’s Deputies so deleted Article 6 on March 13. This day marked a major step in the ending of the Cold War.

Rob Little
Its a shame there is still tension between us…..
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