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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"
    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”!

The sentiments of “Scrooge” are still alive…..😫
Saturday, 3rd December 2022

Guys……we’re diverting the Christmas Card budget to the Christmas lunch coffers!! There has been a run on turkeys due to millions being slaughtered because of avian flu, so we now need to upgrade to beef for the celebratory meal!

I was tempted to tap into the motorbike budget and the “Present for Mrs Little“ budget but it seemed quite clear to me that the Christmas Cards were likely to cause less of a reaction; so there you have it!

Seriously though, the cost of postage is outrageous…..even with those awful tiny cards, the postage to the USA is virtually double the cost from US to UK – bloody outrageous and that does not include the card itself so, sorry guys – we’ll save the postage and heat our homes with what we save – or eat roast beef in our case!

By the way this does not apply to family or to old friends who live in the far flung parts of the world…..even I am not that miserly!

Rob Little
Long Live the “Sprit of Christmas”…..
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RIP Christine McVie…..😢
Wednesday, 30th November 2022

RIP Christine McVie – died today age 79.

So glad she rejoined the band, albeit temporarily, when we saw them in Birmingham back in 2015.

Rob Little
Tour Guide
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Just want to wish my friends in the USA “Happy Thanksgiving”…..
Thursday, 24th November 2022

Just want to wish my friends in the USA “Happy Thanksgiving”…..or is it “Happy Holidays”?

I’ve said it before but in tune with the culture of Thanksgiving I’d always wanted to invite any American visitors to my home for Thanksgiving but it never happened.

Hope Y’all have a wonderful and indulgent family day!

Rob Little
Tour Guide
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Sunday in Cirencester…..
Tuesday, 22nd November 2022

Dollar Street in Cirencester just before sunset on Sunday afternoon…..

Rob Little
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The 8 billion of us…..
Monday, 21st November 2022

The 8 billion of us…..don’t look quite so tough and macho from here do we?

Rather fragle and vulnerable, I’d say…..as the Orion spacecraft approaches the Moon.

Rob Little
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Beautiful, Autumnal Friday…..
Friday, 18th November 2022

Stunning morning!

Photos taken today, near Tetbury, Friday 18th November.

Rob Little
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Some may have noticed my blogs have decreased in regularity…..
Thursday, 17th November 2022

Some may have noticed that I am not quite as prolific with my blogs as I once was?

Well it is true that I am doing less blogs than I was and for several reasons. First, the return of Americans (and most of my Customers are from the USA and Canada) has been particularly disappointing, post covid – even when there was near parity between the dollar and the British pound which would have meant visitors living in “dollarland” would have had their cheapest vacation to the UK in years!! And, given that my tours with Customers provide much of the material for the blogs, it follows that I have less of interest to blog about. I am also beginning to question how much more time to devote to business in the absence of Customers, when I could be focusing on other things which brings me to the final reason the blogs have been thin on the ground – I have been spending rather more time on VLOGS – videos on YouTube which I am thoroughly enjoying working on but are rather more time consuming and complex to produce!

If you are interested, check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel – RobLittleUK – https://www.youtube.com/user/RobLittleuk/videos. It costs absolutely nothing to “subscribe” and you will notice I have made literally hundreds of videos over the past 10 years or so. I may not be a top notch producer but I aim to be informative and sometimes amusing!

Outside of travel I am still in love with my local area….the Cotswolds and my old home town area of Dartmouth, in Devon, a stunning town that most Americans have never heard of but after visiting absolutely love it. I am enjoying motorcycling and regularly go out into the lanes of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire with some old mates (well we have three in our group who are over 80!) and you may have seen that I challenged myslf to a solo ride around the coastline of Ireland this past June. Its all on my channel on YouTube – 1600 miles around the Irish coast. I could have chosen my big new comfortable bike for the job but chose my little 35 year old Yamaha YB100cc “oil burner” (2-stroke) as extra penance – “Fat Man on a Tiny Bike“! And to add fuel to the fire, so to speak, I had rain for 12 of the 15 days I was torturing myself including over a week of torrential rain and howling winds…..you may find the playlist of this epic ride worth watching!!

So I am in a quandary regarding next year because I do not want to over-commit my time to tours that may well not happen when I could be doing things that I want to do – for instance, after my expedition to Ireland, I intend to experience the “NC500” – thats the North Coast 500 – a 500 mile route around the North of Scotland. That 500 miles should be pretty straightforward compared with the 600 miles actually getting to the start at Inverness…..and I plan also to do this on my little YB100. I look rediculous riding it but I just don’t care!!

Otherwise, I anticipate that more of my private tours next year will be local tours around The Cotswolds, Wiltshire and South Wales. My participation in and leadershop of longer, bespoke tours will be considered on a case by case basis.

Finally I must remind travellers of the importance of TRAVEL INSURANCE – not simply for medical emergencies but also for loss or theft of property and, essentially, the unexpected cancellation by travellers or tour operator/guides for whatever reason and I have had direct experience of the latter this year and all the financial trauma of not being comprehensively insured can bring – besides the personal upset.

Yet another “Finally” – for the past nearly 20 years since I started this business I have taken great pleasure in sending Christmas cards to friends and Customers overseas. But with postage alone costing £1.70 – £2.55 ($2-$3) for each card, I have decided to adopt the personality of Scrooge. To be honest it was all getting way out of control! Lets save the money and spend it on heating our homes!!

This has turned into a bit of an update!! Sorry its so long winded! For those of you in the USA “Happy Holidays” – have an indulgent Thanksgiving!! As for the rest of us, I was going to say that we’ll have to wait until Christmas for our turkey but with the mass slaughtering because of the serious epidemic of avien flu, the “Burger Roast” is becoming increasingly appealing! 😆

Rob (Scrooge) Little
Tour Guide
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Still gorgeous colours in mid November captured while out for my morning stroll.

Old men on little motorbikes stop for coffee at Cotswold Airport!!
Friday, 4th November 2022

Not content with having had two “last rides” of the year – one from the Red Bull and another from Iron Acton last month, we decided to indulge ourselves on another ride out on our small capacity motorcycles (no mopeds this time). This time from Kington Langley Village Hall and further than usual – 42 miles with a midway stop at the “AV8” Cafe on Kemble Airfield or to call it by its “posh” name, “Cotswold Airport”.

While we have been having a bit of an “Indian summer” insofar as temperatures are concerned, today was pretty chilly not helped by the gale force winds and high humidity although we were fortunate that the “humidity” didn’t “drop” on us!

At the end of the run we had lunch in the Kington Cafe – thanks to Gavin and staff for looking after us!

I am keeping my eye on the weather ahead – the end of next week, though a while away, is looking hopeful.

Rob Little
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Third time lucky…..🤪
Monday, 24th October 2022

We just appointed our THIRD Prime Minister in 2 months !!

Don’t you wish YOU could get rid of useless leaders that easily?

Rishi Sunak, at 42, will be the youngest Prime Minister we have had in the UK. He is also the first person of colour to hold the appointment AND the first Hindu.

Rishi Sunak has only been in Parliament since 2015 and did an impressive job as Chancellor of The Exchequer (Treasury Secretary) during the pandemic.

Born in the UK to parents of Indian descent who migrated to Britain from East Africa in the 1960s,he read philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at Lincoln College, Oxford, and later gained an MBA from Stanford University in California as a Fulbright Scholar. While studying at Stanford, he met his future wife Akshata Murty, the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy, the Indian billionaire businessman who founded Infosys. Sunak and Murty are the 222nd richest people in Britain, with a combined fortune of £730m as of 2022. After graduating, he worked for Goldman Sachs and later as a partner at the hedge fund firms the Children’s Investment Fund Management and Theleme Partners.

Rishi and wife are not short of a peny or two!

Wish us luck…..we need it !

Rob Little
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This should scare you…..a new Boston designed covid virus is “effective” in killing four times as many mice as the Wuhan variant and successfully “escapes” imunity from the vaccine or the illness….. WTF – you may well ask…..
Sunday, 23rd October 2022

A laboratory creation of an entirely new covid virus, by cobbling together two entirely different variants, something that would never happen in the real world has been “achieved” by so-called scientists in the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory

The killing power of this virus which produces 4x more deaths than the Wuhan and Omicron variants, this has been “achieved” by the using the scary and entirely unnatural “gain of function” technique – a process that alters some aspect of the way an organism functions in this case to make a pathogens more infectious, particularly to humans.

Begs the question…..why the **** would they do that?

Well you can read about this for yourself in a paper called Role of spike in the pathogenic and anti-genic behaviour of SARS-Cov—2 BA.1 Omicrondated 14th October 2022 – published by Boston University School of Medicine.

It seems that as omicron causes less severe disease they wanted to find more severe disease – in mice. So they generated at a chimera recombination source coronavirus taking the original Wuhan type virus and using the genetics from that that as the core of the virus and took the genetic material from the omicron virus to generate the spike protein in the recombination thus making a completely new virus. WHY?

This could never have occurred in Nature – its like man with a lions head – two organisms mixed up in this case two viruses mixed up.

So the result is, Boston scientists have created a new virus for the World…..one that can replicate and kill 80% of humanised mice – that’s mice that contain human Ace2 receptors.

Surely this kind of utterly unnatural research is an existential threat to human life?

And to proudly claim the new virus “Escapes vaccine induced immunity” is…..frankly sick?

The American government should close down this Frankenstein research immediately!

Rob Little
Tour Guide
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