bonny england

i’ve been up to something.  hot stuff and i are going to england for our ten year anniversary.  when it comes down to it i am a die hard anglophile and i have no shame.  and he said yes.  first stop, eynsham hall hotel.

nothing like home away from home and the woman getting ideas and all that.  in the morning it’s off to see blenheim palace.  cuz i can.

my brother was asking me on the phone, “why do you want to go to england?  …oh wait, you want to look at houses, don’t you?”  it’s true.  big houses.

after that we will swing through the sickeningly cute village of bibury on our way to our next hotel.  i think it’s 60 miles.

we will spend two nights at marsh farm in wootton bassett.

which is right next door to lydiard house.  so i will have to see that too.  naturally.

day two we hit the town of tetbury and knock off with some bicycles and a well stocked hamper.

to go spend the day in some fat arboretum.  phat.

as it turns out, we are only going to england because my husband found out they had trees there.  at first he just thought the place was chock full of manor houses and sheep, but i was quick to lead him astray.  by the way, next to the arboretum is another manor house.  which i am also going to go see.  i am sure he will live to regret it.

and next to that manor house is, you got it,  another manor house.  suh-weet.

day three we might pop down to bath.  a 20 minute drive.

where you have such standard fare as the royal crescent, jane austen center, the assembly rooms, and roman baths.

then we have to bust our butts back to london.  where we might get to see westminster abbey and buckingham palace before we hop on the plane.  as if it were that easy.

i noticed it was easy to get distracted by all the things i “need” to see.  but really, my itinerary is quite simple.  i want to eat fish and chips.

okay, i also want to eat curry. and clotted cream and drink tea.  in fact, i want to fill up a suitcase with just tea and you can come to my house and drink it.  that and i’m pretty sure i want to buy a princess kate teacup for jael.  i want to ride bicycles through the countryside.  i want to go to a pipe shop.  i want to have a picnic in the woods with my true love.  and i want to buy a hat.

now if they would just stop putting freaking ginormous houses on every corner with “open house” signs on them.  she has no self-control.

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4 Responses to “bonny england”


  1. 1 katya March 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    So, now that you’ve had the fun of planning, you could spare yourself the trauma of the travel. heehee. You’ll have such a grand time of it!

  2. 2 Mackenzie March 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Oooh, so glad you are staying at marsh farm. A little friendly advice, don’t ask anyone about shillings. Turned out they got rid of them for some reason. Quite a while ago, it seems. And if you ask how many are in a pound you peg yourself as one of those people who learned about England from blandings and Bertie, and pemberly, rather than a respectable history book.

  3. 3 Mom March 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Do you think they have yard sales?

  4. 4 mavis March 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    let’s hope not, or else that shoots my whole itinerary.


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