Monday, May 28, 2007

A Weekend in the Cotswolds

This weekend was a long weekend in the UK as today is a Bank Holiday (public holiday). Mary and I worked at home Friday and made a fast getaway to The Lamb Inn, Great Rissington in the hyper-cute Cotswolds. We joined usual suspects Bob&Lynn who had gone up Thursday and had just done a 17 mile walk around Bourton-on-the-Water with 100 of Lynn's work colleagues.

John&Andrea, formerly in St Albans, have recently relocated to Cranham, 25 miles down the road, so they joined us for dinner at the Lamb where we were on a "bed and evening meal" deal. The pub's "signature dish" is a slow roast half leg of lamb that just falls off the bone.

Saturday was a gentle 8 mile walk into BOTW and round in a big circle. It was a beautiful sunny morning and the countryside round there is delightful with gentle rolling hills and all the Cotswold stone houses. We ended up back at the Lamb for another fine meal - eaten very slowly by me.

Sunday was over to J&A's via the farmers' market in Bourton for a short walk to the Black Horse for a pint of local ale (except me - boo!) After lunch we headed back to London so we could get up early today and crack on with odd jobs about the house and garden.


Anonymous said...

This sounds like my perfect weekend, I adore walking too and love the English countryside. You must have visited the only area that escaped the weekend's torrential rain.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It sounds like a great holiday weekend and I'm amazed and full of admiration that you could get get back on your feet and enjoy most of it, given what you have been through. Oh! Bourton-on-the - Water! I am nostalgic now! I used to love the model village there and visited it often as a child. Auguri from Sicily.

Rosa said...

Hyper cute, love that! It is that and more! Lucky you, even without the pint.