Last month Me, Mum and TNP all went on a lovely hol-ee-day to the Cotswolds!
Mum and TNP has beed talking about going to the Cotswolds for a long time cos it apposed to be very beautiful and ‘English’, TNP went there as a child on hol-ee-day but Mum had only been once with school to see a Shakespeare play. It a lot more touristy than our usual places to hol-ee-day, so Mum did be worried that TNP might get a bit grumbly (he could do with some more socialisation I thinks) but he did ok.
(Mum got a bad migraine just as we be leaving home and so… she left her camera in the kitchen.. so all piccures is from TNP, or from Mum’s silly phone. She so annoyed at herself and annoyed TNP keep on bugging him to take photos of things he not think very worthy of being photo’d)
We stayed near the popular place of Burford, in a little place called Taynton.
Mum chose it especially cos it has a big furry blanket of straw on it’s head. I bet the rabbit-dogs would like it! Apparently that make it ‘pretty’. It had nice sofa’s for me. We always takes some throws with us that go on the sofa’s and cleaning and hair picker upper things, because Mum knows it impossible to stop me getting on them. Well those peoples is messy! It beed a really old cottage, but all nicely updated. It had wonky old stone floors and uneven steps and proper sash windows. I felt right at home right away.
I had a nice big back garden to run around in too.
Mum liked all the little villages cos they had little independent shops like deli’s and bakers and little family run grocery shops. No supermarkets in sight! Mostly we managed to find places that allowed me, inside, or outside. Of course most people loved me and even if it said no dogs in the shops, the shop owners would say ‘oh, I don’t think he’ll be a problem, he’s so cute and fluffy!’ Of course! I got lots of fuss and attention everywhere we went!
This hol-ee-day did be a more people orientated hol-ee-day, we went to lots of pretty towns and villages, and even a city (more on that later) but we of course managed to get some lovely walks in too!
Our first big walk be around Bourton-on-the-Water! Mum really wanted to go in a model village they had there and get photos of me looking like godzilla, but they would not let me in! I wonder why?
The cotswolds has some pretty walks through woods and fields and along rivers and streams. It has beed a bit wet in Britain lately so we did get a bit muddy. But I does not mind that!
We did has a little trouble finding somewhere I could go inside in Bourton-on-the-water. But it did not rain and when we came back again later in the hol-ee-day we found somewhere very nice… but it beed all booked up by 60 Japanese tourists. BOL! We passed them getting off their coach and they all loved looking at me. Yes, i just fascinating. I tell Mum and TNP everyday how lucky they is to has me.
Now, we went to lots of villages, so Mum might be getting some of these places muddled up… But we also did a very nice walk which ended in a village Minster Lovell, which had these cool ruins to explore right at the end. We had lunch in a very dog friendly pub called ‘The Old Swan Inn’ where of course, I gots to be the centre of attentions! We also went to Chipping Camden and a pretty little village called Stanton.
Mum beed very proud of her self for negotiating this gate by climbing over it and not getting wet!
We had a nice lunch in a cafe that had their own dog in the garden, it called the Badger Cafe.