Our evenings are spent at Pitts Cottage -- first dinner (and then the "washing up") and television -- just like at Lnderhof!
But in the daytime, we go out and about to explore the countryside of the Salisbury Plains where we're living for this week!
Sunday, however, we headed North to the Cotswolds to a place near Shipston-on-Stour where Husband Jim participated in a 7 Mile walk sponsored by the local Rotarians. He raised $1800 for his charity, The Wounded Warriors. I was very proud of him!
I particpated, too -- a two mile walk -- one mile up and one mile back -- but at the top of the hill, just before I turned back -- I found the views breathtaking.
The gentle rolling hills of the Cotswolds, with sheep grazing in fields and the rape seed fields blooming a brilliant yellow. (Canola oil is made from rape seed!). The tiny cars you see is the place where the walk started -- they seemed so far away at the top of the hill!
And today, we traveled to Salisbury . . . which we've been to before -- twice! But it's Cathedral still is breathtaking!
Rising from the plains you can see the steeple for miles!
We also shopped at the market (and an antique fair and antique shop!), had morning coffee, afternoon tea and lunch. A true outing!
We enjoy the British highways -- this is really a two lane road!!!! I'd hate to meet a lorry here!
And on the way home, we stopped by the site that is just five miles from our home . . .
Just a drive by -- for we're saving a real tour for when Daughter Sarah and her Andy come over.
But it is a neighbor and we thought we would go visiting!
The British Countryside is beautiful and I love the little villages -- one after another with quaint houses dating sometimes from the 1700's.
Where will we go tomorrow -- husband Jim hasn't told me!!!!
I did get something an the antique store . . . .
It's a tea set in a presentation box -- six teaspoons, a sugar tong, a jam spoon, a cream or butter knife and a sugar sifter. It's plate but has a pretty pattern on it, I think. And will be a wonderful remembrance of our trip to England.
It's Wednesday and time to join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. This Wednesday, I'm sharing the British Countryside.