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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”!

Trump in secret talks to buy Scotland…..
Wednesday, 21st August 2019

Reports suggesting that Donald Trump spent his time with Queen Elizabeth, discussing the purchase of Scotland have been denied by the British Government.

However, a Buckingham Palace insider suggested that any agreement for Trump to buy Scotland either for himself or for the US may hinge on the future role of The Queen who is, at present, in her Scottish home, Balmoral.

The Queen is also Queen of Scotland and it is thought that if her role as Queen of America were to be restored, this may oil the wheels of the Scotland deal.

In the meantime, Trump’s proposed purchase of Greenland seems to have flopped and he’s stood up the Danish Queen in payback for their obstinacy.

Rob Little
Driver / Guide
Lets Tour England !

Trump’s ideas for Greenland my appear out of place but he already has buildings in Scotland – his mother was “Scotch” and the locals may welcome the jobs associated with the inevitable building boom that would follow Scotland’s purchase and acquisition. Something like this Trump Tower close to Balmoral would bring in the tourists??

Jo Swinson, the new Liberal leader, just took the “Snowflake” concept to another level…..
Tuesday, 20th August 2019

Her hair brained ideas:

To stop jailing so many women…..

😳

Right in the middle of a knife crime epidemic, she proposes to ditch mandatory sentences for the possession of knives…..DUH

🤪

Acid attacks…..disfiguring with the use of strong acids she proposes ending mandatory sentences for the possession of corrosive substances

🙄

Has the world gone completely mad or is it just Jo Swinson?

🥴

 

Rob Little
No more than we would expect from an anti-democratic party full of millennial snowflakes…..
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My best drone footage yet of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales…..

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee in the Vale of Llangollen in north east Wales. The 18-arched stone and cast iron structure is for use by narrowboats and was completed in 1805 having taken ten years to design and build.

Designed and built by Thomas Telford and Williams Jessop, Pontcysyllte means ‘the bridge that connects’ and is a magnet for those who want to experience one of the most remarkable achievements of the industrial revolution.

For those wanting to visit and walk across the “tow path” like my Customers did, here is the exact location !

The drone used was my DJI Mavic Air.

Rob Little
Tour Guide
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Terrible loss of a police officer in the line of duty but we are fortunate in the UK that these occasions are thankfully very rare…..
Saturday, 17th August 2019

Our thoughts are with newly wed Andrew Harper’s family after he was brutally killed in the like of duty.

Nine men and a youth of 13 have been arrested and a nearby “caravan park” closed down.

Compared with the USA where an average of 150 officers are killed in the line of duty; here in the UK, where Officers are usually unarmed, we have lost ten officers in the past ten years.

PC Harper is the first officer to be killed on duty since March 2017, when unarmed Pc Keith Palmer was stabbed by Khalid Masood during the Westminster Bridge terror attack

We are fortunate to have men and women serve to protect the public but so tragic when something like this happens.

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Everyone knows what the answer is to the Irish backstop…..they just daren’t mention it…..
Friday, 16th August 2019

It’s time to let Northern Ireland go. Ireland declared independence from the UK a hundred years ago and the UK constructed an area in the North East, “Northern Ireland” that the British politicians of the day were confident would remain “Unionist”.

Time has moved on and Catholic’s being Catholics, the demographics in the North between Catholic Republicans and Protestant Unionists is now more or less 50:50.

Someone needs to say what we all know, that 58% of voters in Northern Ireland voted to stay with the European Union and the “backstop” would be rendered irrelevant if there were a “border poll” (as allowed for in the Good Friday Agreement) when the majority will eventually vote for Ireland to be reunited.

A poll by YouGov commissioned by the BBC found that a referendum or “border poll” on whether to leave the UK would now be a close-run result, with undecided voters having the casting vote.

Over a quarter of people in the six counties say they have changed their mind since the Brexit vote and now support a united Ireland – bringing polling for a referendum to 45 per cent staying in the UK and 42 per cent leaving it, with 13 per cent undecided.

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

I realise that as a “Tour Driver / Guide” I’ve been quiet on the travel front this month…..

…..So to put matters right I am this week with a Canadian family, showing them around The Cotswolds, Bath, Oxford and Bristol.

We are now based in Stratford-upon-Avon, avoided the rain by visiting the British Motor Museum at Gaydon and yesterday the younger group visited Warwick Castle.

Today, Friday, we’ll visit Ironbridge, the home of the Industrial Revolution, and take the Severn Valley (Steam) Railway from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster.

Rob Little
Driver / Guide
Let’s Tour England !

So France will “blockade” British trucks delivering fish, post BREXIT?

French fishermen plan to “blockade” British trucks delivering fish, post BREXIT. Perhaps this is understandable?

We British must retrain our palates to eat our own fish in the absence of Danish bacon, Dutch Advokaat, Belgian chocolates, French champagne, Italian Parmesan and German sausage!!!!

I recon we Brits will end up a lot healthier eating fish but what the hell are our European friends going to do with all that stuff??

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Today may be the 50th anniversary of “Woodstock” BUT…..
Thursday, 15th August 2019

Today may be the 50th anniversary of “Woodstock” but WE had the real star – Bob Dylan chose the Isle of Wight in preference to Woodstock!!

😆

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Philadelphia and VW ads banned for gender stereotyping…..
Wednesday, 14th August 2019

This shows two men out together sampling the cream cheese…..

One of them has a child with him and he sits him down while he tastes the cheese not realising the kid has been placed on a conveyor belt!!

This shows that as a man you are easily distracted and unable to be trusted to look after a child so the Ad must be banned!!

Oooooh this really is terrible – an advert for a mother and a pram (stroller)!! It must be banned! After all a total of THREE people complained to the Advertising Standards Authority about this dreadful advert.

I’m listening to idiots calling into the radio defending the banning of these Ads. My goodness what is the world coming to?

Rob Little
The Millennial “Snowflakes” will win if we let them…..
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John Bolton never saw a war he didn’t want to join…..
Tuesday, 13th August 2019

We have the pleasure of having John Bolton over here – you know….the guy who hates the United Nations, proud architect of the Iraq war and buddy of Rumsfeld and Cheney….. He now fancies a pop at Iraq,

What the HELL is a security advisor to the President doing over here talking about trade. Sounds ominous and singularly unsavoury.

Boris – John Bolton May look like a friendly old grandfather but he’s a warmonger with form – in wars that are unwinnable.

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !