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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”!

Vaping in San Francisco has been made illegal – but you can smoke a spliff…..
Wednesday, 26th June 2019

The powers that be have made smoking electronic cigarettes (or vaping) in San Francisco illegal on safety grounds but it’s ok so smoke weed or, indeed, regular cancer causing cigarettes!!

There will be loads of Brits visiting SF who will be forced back onto their tar and chemical sticks or they may opt for a joint. 🤪

Isn’t life crazy?

😳

Rob Little
Had an extraordinary evening in SF in 1980 (from what I remember…..)
Let’s Tour England !

Off to a wedding in France…..I’m scared…..😳
Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Rob Little
Its a balmy 49F here….
Lets Tour England !

This is my 5000th Blog…..it’s been going longer than Facebook!!

This is my 5000th blog! The first one was on 9th December 2007 !

Yes I have been the purveyor of stupidity but hopefully some good ideas for vacations to not only England but the wider UK and Europe; and some interesting photography, along the way?

And I’ve made some wonderful friends too !

Here’s to the next 5000 !!

😊

Rob Little
Tour Guide, Commentator and Peddler of Nonsense…..
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Wearing a silly hat to oblige Customers a few weeks ago…..

12 years ago in 2007 !

The Soccer game last night between England and Cameroon was an absolute disgrace…..
Monday, 24th June 2019

Disgusting behaviour from the Cameroon players in last nights’ game against England – totally unbefitting to “The Beautiful Game”.

Spitting, elbows in the face, impetuous refusal to play, hopeless refereeing….and no doubt some scratching, hair pulling and pouting too.

Yes, indeed this is the reality of the LADIES World Cup!

🤪

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

WARNING – not everybody is as honest as we would wish them to be…..

In the past few weeks, at an unknown hotel in Devon and Cornwall, an envelope with a considerable amount of money went missing from my Customers’ luggage. It was concealed in a zipped compartment of a suit case and unfortunately there was no daily check to see it was still there.

I have contacted the management of the four possible hotels involved and, of course, they were mortified. As un-trusting as we may instinctively be, one must ask how many people would risk their jobs by stealing, when they could be easily caught…..albeit not in this case. The fact that all four hotels have declared that they have never had a similar complaint is believable but the fact is my Customers have been left feeling violated by the thought that someone has been searching through their luggage.

Those of us who travel regularly, must be vigilant. Daily checks should be made and bringing expensive items – especially jewellery should be avoided. I would recommend locking luggage although I hesitate to recommend the use of a safe – there have been a number of occasions where we have had to “bike” passports and money from one end of the country to another when Customers have forgotten to empty the safe.

Please understand I am not being alarmist. This is the first occurrence of theft I have encountered in 14 years in this business. But I think a sensible level of vigilence is called for, don’t you?

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !

Summer is here…..
Saturday, 22nd June 2019

After 20 days of rain in so-called “Flaming June” when we even had to turn the heating on, the last few days have shown an improvement and we have a beautiful morning here in Tetbury this morning. The present Mrs Little’s back yard is blooming and looking beautiful with a young Freddie who appeared from behind a flower pot when I took the photo !

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !

The Longest Day…..we don’t get much darkness!

10pm last night

Just after 4am this morning !

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Sounds like Boris had a hissy fit at the home of his lady last night…..
Friday, 21st June 2019

At least we now know Boris can be cranked up – sounds like his girlfriend does not fancy heading for Downing Street.

Police were called to their home of Boris Johnson in the early hours of Friday morning after neighbours heard a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging. The argument could be heard outside the property where the potential future prime minister is living with his young lady friend, a former Conservative party head of press. A neighbour reported they heard a woman screaming followed by “slamming and banging”. At one point Symonds could be heard telling Johnson to “get off me” and “get out of my flat”.

In mitigation The Guardian newspaper, to whom this was reported is left wing and anti-Johnson and would likely rather like to scupper Boris’ campaign to be leader of the Conservative party and, by default, Prime Minister.

Look out for more shenanigans!!

Rob Little
Seems like he has called a halt to his silence…..
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So there is an “Adult in the room” after all…..?

With missiles “cocked and loaded” there did seem to be an “Adult in the room” last night.

To give credit where credit is due it certainly would be disproportionate (in the President’s words) to kill 150 Iranians in an air strike in retaliation for them shooting down an unmanned drone…..!

I think President Trump made the right call on this one?

Rob Little
Would go nuts if anyone shoots down one of my drones…..
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The Race to be the next UK Prime Minister…..

Well its down to two candidates after yesterday jettisoning the jogging journalist who decried cocaine while, at the same time, he was snorting the stuff.

So we are left with Boris….another man who has imbibed. Boris is an excellent speaker but, it is said, not someone you trust with either your wallet or your wife! Boris, however, is the front runner.

Opposing Boris is Jeremy Hunt – he with the oft mispronounced surname! Starey eyed, scary, boring…..represents more of the same. A “remainer” as far as the EU is concerned but says he has converted to being a BREXITEER…..ummmmm yeah right. Although he is a senior Cabinet Minister – currently Foreign Secretary (the UK version of Secretary of State) he ironically managed to get his Chinese wife’s nationality wrong!! How can you do that? On a trip to China he said she was Japanese which simply could not have been a worse gaff!!

Rob Little
Amused…..
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