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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”!

Point the van north and keep driving…..
Saturday, 17th June 2017

So today I’m off to Edinburgh – one of the longest drives I can do on the uk mainland. Left home just before 10am and arrived in Edinburgh at 5:30pm. Ok I could have driven on to the northernmost point on UK mainland – another 5+ hours – but why would I want to do that ?

Rob Little
Driver / Guide
Let’s Tour England and Scotchland !

9:54am – leaving home !

Midday – picked up lunch at Stoke-on-Trent…..

Just after 2pm and stretching my legs just south of the Lake District.

Arrived in Scotchland just after 3pm

3:35pm Left the highway and took the scenic route through the mountains from Moffat towards Edinburgh.

Arrived at my hotel in Leith, the port of Edinburgh at 5.25pm

Cathy Newman, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, hang your heads in shame……
Friday, 16th June 2017

Cathy Newman, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, hang your heads in shame…… Channel 4 news is supposed to be a serious news programme but they have joined the rest of the media, whipping up those poor people who lost family, friends, everything in the Grenfell Tower fire, encouraging the direction of their anger towards Theresa May who is damned if she visits the site and damned if she doesn’t. The people are saying nothing is being done to find those who are lost but, sadly, they must face the reality that they have perished in the fire, and there will be little left to find. Without exacting tests of the remains it is impossible to determine the identity of those poor souls and, of course, that will take time.

We do not want the press exploiting grief of bereaved residents, by encouraging the pillorying of Theresa May or anyone else. It is not her fault. It is undignified and tasteless for anyone – including the rent-a-mob “socialist workers party” crowd that hijack just about any demo going – to march around London hurling insults.

We do need to get to the bottom of what happened and quickly. The police should consider criminal proceedings. Those people living in high rise apartment blocks with no sprinkler systems and potentially flammable materials stuck to the outside of their buildings cannot be sleeping easily in their beds tonight. But shouting and screaming and turning the tragedy into a political protest, fanned by Channel 4 and the other media, is disgusting. Cathy Newman’s relentless haranguing of Guy Opperman, the MP newly appointed to the “Work and Pensions” brief was wholly inappropriate and downright over the top.

The bereaved need our moral and financial support and the Public throughout the country have been resolute in their generosity to the people lost their homes

Let’s here no more from the siren voices of the egotistical journalists looking to prematurely point blame.

Rob Little
Driver / Tour Guide
Lets Tour England !

Normally my smiles when posing are forced…..
Thursday, 15th June 2017

Normally my smiles when posing are forced but its always nice to have a ride out on the bike especially as I have little time for it in the summer.

For the technically minded, its a Honda NC750X !

Rob Little
May do it tomorrow too…..
Lets Tour England !

COTSWOLDS WEATHER……

COTSWOLDS WEATHER

I’m puzzled…..

I’m puzzled – yes we are in a mess politically here at the moment but where exactly does the notion that this chaotic outcome to our general election was, somehow, the voters saying they want a “soft” BREXIT?

The fact is, the vast majority of voters, voted for the conservative and labour parties which are both pro-Brexit.

Someone seems to be trying to overturn the will of the people…..we may need to take to the streets !

Rob Little
Driver / Guide
Let’s Tour England !

Another disaster in London as a 27 story tower block burns…..
Wednesday, 14th June 2017

Grenfell Tower, a 27 story residential tower block close to the A40, Westway, highway in West London had a serious fire overnight. Many deaths are inevitable – it is estimated there may have been as many as 500 people in the 140 apartments.

Horrendous…… Our thoughts, again are with the people of London/

Rob Little
Lets Tour England !

Not only do we have Trump…..we have his friend “Forrest Gump” !

Listening to the shenanigans with Attorney General, Jeff Sessions last night, it struck me how his diction reminded me of “Forrest Gump” ??

Rob Little
To be honest its hard to take this all seriously…..
Lets Tour England

PS – although this was genuinely my idea, I see SNL got to it some time before me !!

Some of Bath’s Majestic Crescents…..
Tuesday, 13th June 2017

[Royal Crescent, Bath]

The buildings and architecture of Bath, reveal significant examples of the architecture of England, inparticular the way in which the city landscape draws together public and private buildings and spaces.

The residential buildings designed and built into boulevards and crescents by the Georgian architects John Wood, the Elder and his son John Wood, the Younger – well-known examples being the Royal Crescent, built around 1770.

Most of Bath’s buildings are made from the local, golden-coloured, Bath Stone. The dominant architectural style is Georgian, which evolved from the Palladian revival style that became popular in the early 18th century. The city became a fashionable and popular spa and social centre during the 18th century. Based initially around its hot springs, this led to a demand for substantial homes and guest houses.

The best known of Bath’s terraces is the Royal Crescent, built between 1767 and 1774 and designed by the younger John Wood. The Circus, built around 1760, has three curved segments facing each of the entrances, ensuring that there is always a classical facade facing the entering visitor. Its dimensions are the same as the Colosseum in Rome !

The other crescents which give Bath its architectural identity include: Camden Crescent which was built by John Eveleigh in 1788, and damaged by a landslide in 1889. Lansdown Crescent was designed by John Palmer and constructed by a variety of builders between 1789 and 1793.

Rob Little
Driver / Guide
Lets Tour England !

[Camden Crescent, Bath]

[The Circus, Bath]

[Lansdown Crescent, Bath]

Stonehenge…..
Monday, 12th June 2017

This photo of Stonehenge was taken at 6:03am on Monday 1st May 2017 by by Customer, Frank Leith.

Thanks for letting me use this Frank !

Rob Little
Driver / Guide
Lets Tour England !

Strong and stable government…..

I love this…..

Rob Little
Loves cats…..
Let’s Tour England !