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  • "... a thousand thanks for showing us around in your wonderful and beautiful country!"
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  • "... the Cotswold villages and the vistas were spectacular. The pub lunch was delicious and the atmosphere one of a kind"
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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”!

Another morning, waking in “paradise”…..
Saturday, 9th December 2017

The view over the River Dart from my mother’s apartment in Kingswear, just before dawn this morning. The ferries are already plying to and fro and yesterday’s high winds have calmed.

I’m going home today but it’s been good to visit and I look forward to dissecting the drone footage over the next day or so.

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Englishness…..10 TV Shows Every Brit Knows !!

This tells you quite a bit about us…..!!

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !

Good morning from Dartmouth!
Friday, 8th December 2017

It’s a bitingly cold morning – I was hoping to use my drone today but it may be too cold.

Rob Little
English Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Dartmouth with the Britannia Royal Naval College on the hill in the background !

I did fly the drone – I’ll post the footage later

Englishness…..British Schools Explained !

From the land where……the land where “Public schools” are, actually very “Private” !

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !

Another example of madness!
Thursday, 7th December 2017

Today I am meeting a group of old friends, some of whom I met on my very first day at work at age 17 – several of them I have known for 48 years! We have been meeting twice a year, when possible, since the mid 1970s – over 40 years!

George’s Meeting House was built in 1760 (the year of the coronation of George III) as a Presbyterian chapel. It is now a pub. sacrilegious or what?

The Double Locks, a Wadworth Brewery pub in Exeter, on the canal, was one of our favourite haunts in the mid 1970s! One would feel like vomiting from the smell of the glue factory if the wind was in the wrong direction; rotting animal bones strewn about.

Imagine being driven along a road like this at 60mph – in a car with only 2 doors, me and the newly adopted Mrs Little sitting in the back seat convinced we soon would drown.

The day ended at the family home in Kingswear, with the twinkling lights of Dartmouth, across the cold December River Dart.

Rob Little
English Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Strange…..

Just writing Christmas Cards to this year’s Customers and its odd but rather nice to have felt comfortable putting the traditional kisses (“x x”) on the bottom…..come on come on…..don’t be rude !!

I’ve been doing this so long now and many of my Customers have been back several times…..they are my friends !!

Thanks to all my Customers this year and in previous years…..

By the way, the picture is my photo of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset….the snow is real, the snow flakes (obviously!) are fake !! The “Merry Christmas” is sincerely meant.

Rob Little
Affectionate and friendly (to most people!!) Tour Guide 😘
Lets Tour England !

Englishness…..Pronouncing UK Place names !

Another one not mentioned here is Birmingham…..

We call it Birming hmmmmmm…..

Americans call it Birming HAM !

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !

Bloody madhouse…..the life of a Tour Guide in the so-called “off season” !
Wednesday, 6th December 2017

The day has not started well – 3 females of different generations, driving me nuts as well as Customers emailing and texting asking for help!

Went to get mother for lunch and found myself hanging around in the pharmacy for half an hour, waiting for her prescription which in the end was short of 7 statins! Mother is now obsessively checking everything as well as asking over and over for her pension money (social security) that I collected for her in her absence yesterday !!

My wife kept texting me – “Hurry up” and “Where are you” and “Daisy (Granddaughter) is eating”…..no phone reception in the pharmacy – well hardly any.

When I got home, Daisy virtually finished her lunch, but as soon as she saw me eating, wanted more lima beans, chicken and the essential sauce like Grampeee has. She has a book that plays Away in a Manger and Jingle Bells and they are playing in the background midst all this chaos which finally was topped off by the dining room table falling apart. After lunch I have the table upside down trying to re-hammer in the bar that attaches to the legs while my wife is saying “We need to buy another table this one is old”, me saying “Not this side of Christmas we won’t” and, the toddler is grisling because she doesn’t like me hammering the table!

Other than that I was posted off to Cirencester at 8:30am to get a Christmas tree this morning (we always have real) and return a standard lamp that my wife picked out that I knew wouldn’t look right in our sun room…..I paid in cash but the store had no cash that early in the morning so were reluctant to refund me in case I was using them to launder money.

The day culminated in me having a massive row with so-called “Customer Relations” department of Sky Satellite Television who are the most obstinate, ignorant outfit I have ever come across.

Tomorrow must be better…..

Rob Little
Bloody madhouse…..
Lets Tour England – see why I like to carry on doing this job…..?

Just for a laugh……lets see what happens if we toss this one in !

The guy just can’t help himself – let’s throw in another incendiary in an already explosive part of the world…..then run!!

Rob Little
English Tour Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Englishness……Accents !
Tuesday, 5th December 2017

I think I am going to do a little series of these…..enlightening and funny !

Rob Little
Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !