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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”!

NASA select SpaceX to build their next moon lander…..
Saturday, 17th April 2021

…..they expect to land on the moon in 2024!

Elon will be on Mars by then!

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

Bev’s first eBike ride – around Cherington in The Cotswolds !
Friday, 16th April 2021

Another day, another video in “lockdown” !

Well…..what else are we to do with our lives ?

So a quick test ride for “The Present Mrs Little” on her new homemade Raleigh eBike to see how her posterior holds up.

Nice to see the well attended Communion service in the garden of Cherington Church?

And yet another Bakewell Tart for Beverley at The Wild Carrot !

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Enjoy 😊

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

A homemade ebike for The Present Mrs Little…..🤪
Thursday, 15th April 2021

A homemade ebike for The Present Mrs Little – made in The Cotswolds.

Well she was promised a second hand bike locally for £1200 but covid inflation hit and we were not happy to pay £1700.

So I bought the bike from me mate, Graham…..bought the battery and motor online and Voilà !!

Bike = £150
Motor = £273 (eBay)
Battery = £229 (Amazon)
Total = £650

🚲

Now I am not a particularly practical type, myself, but other than a bit of fettling to get the stand to fit, and to re-index the Deralia gears, it only took us about two hours to get the job finished!

Rob Little
Thanks Graham…..!!
Let’s Tour England !

A walk along part of The Monarch’s Way around the Cotswold Town of Tetbury…..
Wednesday, 14th April 2021

We are fortunate to live in a small town surrounded by a plethora of country walks across fields and through woodland.

I took to The Monarch’s Way this Easter Monday and have given some photographic hints on which direction to take…. Part of this path, I have never walked before.

Only about 10% of this walk – if that – is along a metalled roadway – the rest is on public footpaths through farmyards and across fields with a little woodland thrown in for good measure! The blackthorn, just coming into flower, was gorgeous.

Half way around, there was a stunning view of a rape field in bright sunlight against a grey sky – which, I should have known, heralded a howling wind, hail and sleet!

Welcome to the British Cotswold Spring !

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

Idris Elba not black enough for the “woke” BBC…..

Black actor, Idris Elba is not considered to be black enough for the woke BBC according to their “head of diversity” because he doesn’t have enough black friends or eat Caribbean food……DUH !

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idris_Elba

Where they supposed to feature the actor hailing fellow brothers with a “Yo Bro” and eating jerk chicken?

This is one of the many reasons I rarely watch or listen to the BBC any more.

Rob Little
Its pathetic…..
Let’s Tour England !

Ooooohps sorry…..
Tuesday, 13th April 2021

I didn’t mean to shoot you dead…..I meant to reach for my taser

RIP Daunte Wright and our condolences to his mother and family.

Rob Little
Thank goodness the UK Police
are not routinely armed and
neither are the criminals !

EU’s Vaccine issue With UK Boosts Support for Brexit according to Bloomberg Poll…..

British voters’ attitudes are hardening against the European Union in the wake of hostile clashes between London and Brussels over coronavirus vaccines.

A Bloomberg poll published on Monday shows support for Brexit has grown since the historic 2016 referendum, and almost two-thirds of adults believe that being outside the EU helped the UK’s vaccination program to succeed.

Almost one in five of those who voted to remain in the EU in 2016 would choose to stay out now, according to the poll.

The EU’s big opportunity to power their way through the vaccination programme failed lamentably and why? Because they are too big and too unwieldy….like the Suez “super ship”, The Ever Green !

Oh well…..”ce la vie” as we say in England !

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

May we welcome a popular British institution not seen here since last year….👑
Monday, 12th April 2021

Nooooo…..not the return of the prodigal Prince, Harry who slinked back into the country this morning……

No, covid rules have been relaxed and The Rose and Crown is open again – yes…..English pubs are open for the first time since Christmas although we are only allowed to eat and drink outside!! But, but…..it’s snowing outside this morning ❄️

You can get yer hair cut from today too and go shopping…..🤪

Needless to say, I am in no hurry to return – to the pub, to shopping, or, ummmm, get a haircut!

👨‍🦲

Cheers !

🍻

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

 

PS – a mere afterthought…..people are now allowed to travel from England into Wales but there is no evidence of any interest whatsoever!!

PPS – just checked the menu of one of our local Tetbury hostelries and there looks like there has been some covid inflation! We may be thinking twice…..

Farage hits the nail on the head…..
Sunday, 11th April 2021

His appraisal of The Duke, The Queen and the Meghan and Harry debacle, Nigel Farage hit the nail on the head !

Salutory words.

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

Prince Harry…..one rule for one…..

One rule for one, and one for another…..

So with enforced quarantine for anyone travelling internationally, into the UK, Prince Harry is coming home from his self imposed exile in California to attend his grandfather’s funeral next Saturday.

One wonders who he will stay with…..his father at Highgrove? His brother? His grandmother, The Queen, at Windsor Castle?

I am sure the prodigal son will be welcomed warmly by the throat.

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