| |
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”!

A stroll on Sunday…..
Monday, 17th May 2021

Today’s Sunday Stroll took me first to the Cherington / Rodmarton road where there were Bluebells and the Queen Anne’s Lace was just starting. Then over to Old Neighbourhood, in Chalford, to photograph the pungent Wild Garlic and finally to Cherington Pond for some nice reflections.

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Looking across the valley to Bussage from Minchinhampton Common…..
Sunday, 16th May 2021

Looking across the valley to Bussage from Minchinhampton Common

Nice views around Stroud.

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

It started out as a trip to the Gypsy Horse Fair in Stow-on-the-Wold…..
Saturday, 15th May 2021

…..but ended up as something different.

So the Gypsy Horse Fair in the Cotswolds, in the normally sedate tourist mecca of Stow-on-the-Wold is held twice a year and there are ancient rights allowing the fair to be held. Last year it was cancelled because of covid but this year it has been allowed to go ahead and members of the travelling community were drawn to Stow from far and wide.

Normally Gypsy Horse Fair day is a day when the locals board up their stores and evacuate the town as young men and women celebrate in a…..well, shall we say, a slightly unruly way! A few years ago I happened to be in town on Gypsy Horse Fair day and the town was bereft of people, car parks empty except for huge pickup trucks and Land Rovers! Yesterday was busier but the weather was dreadful – the actual site of the fair looked like a mud bath.

So, while I was out, I decided to take a few photos that I have not taken before.

The 1000 year old Yew trees at St Edwards Church in Stow-on-the-Wold. This was part of a movie set in “Lord Of The Rings

Ducks on the river in Boredom-on the-Water…..sorry, slip of the pen, “Bourton-on-the-Water” -so-called “Venice of The Cotswolds“…..yeah right ! But its quite nice when not many people are around!

European Blackbird with dinner

Dandelions near Tetbury

An old “Milestone” with bluebells and cowslips

An old bridge (and I am not sure how old) carrying the Roman road, The Fosse Way, across the River Avon. There is also a ford in this location for larger vehicles

Might as well continue with the controversial stuff…..so to the “privacy seeking Prince”….. 👑
Friday, 14th May 2021

So the privacy seeking Prince gives a 90 minute interview and blames the Queen, his 95 year old Grandmother who is still mourning her husband for the way she brought up his father.

The man who has never wanted for anything, is a greedy bastard who is attacking the very institution that has given him his privileged life.

“Defenestrated” seems to be the in vogue word.

Take back his HRH and make him and his actress wife as welcome in the UK as Edward VIII and his wife.

Disgusting.

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

So the world is 5600 years old according to “potty Poots”…..

…..according to the new Leader of the Democratic Unionionist Party in Northern Ireland!!

DUH

Edwin Poots……you’re bloody NUTS !

🤪

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

“Road Map…..” a somewhat outdated but increasingly popular analogy…..?

Its odd that the term “Road Map” be used increasingly by organisations to describe progress when most people have no idea what a roadmap is nowerdays…..?

Or am I just being anal?

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

A week ago the UK government was encouraging us all to go on vacation to……Israel 😳🤪
Thursday, 13th May 2021

It’s pretty hot over there I understand…..

🥵

DUH

Rob Little
Fancies an exciting holiday in a war zone…..
Let’s Tour England !

Eight Photos that shout “Spring” in the Cotswolds…..

Eight Photos that shout “Spring”…..taken in The Cotswolds on 12th May 2021.

I KNOW I’m lucky to live here!

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Liz Cheney gets her comeuppance…..
Wednesday, 12th May 2021

Liz Cheyney commits cardinal sin and will be defenestrated from her role as “Number 3” in the Republican Party leadership.

She had the temerity to tell the truth and will now pay the price for what some see as her “treachery”.

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

[Crikey I’ve managed to stay clear of US Politics for 5 months and today I have posted 4 “non travel” controversial items!! Oh well back to something calmer tomorrow perhaps]

Le grande U Turn…..

We must stop all non EU immigration and discuss Schengen borders with our neighbours”…..

The words of Nigel Farrage?

Or of Marine Le Pen?

Non! These are the words of Michel Barnier the ferocious advocate of the free movement of people across the EU who has clearly repositioned his political offering as he is now calling for a ban on immigration into the EU for five years.

Maybe a leopard can change its spots?

Or maybe it’s “Le Pen paranoia”?

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !