April 28, 2007

Cotswold's Caper

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Three Ways House Hotel

We returned home on Thursday night after a fantastic four day tour of the Cotswolds. We were based at the Three Ways House Hotel in Mickleton, Chipping Campden, the home of the Pudding Club!

The trip started on Monday very early, stopping at Woodstock for lunch. After wandering around the town we went on to Chipping Campden for tea, finishing up late afternoon at the hotel in Mickleton.

Tuesday saw us off to Moreton-in-the-Marsh in the morning to the delight of the ladies in the group as it was market day! After a morning coffee we left for, perhaps, the most beautiful of the Cotswold villages – Bourton-on-the-Water. The pictures tell the story of this superb village. The evening, after dinner, was brightened by Annette presenting a fun quiz with us all trying to identify pictures of our group as we were some 50 or 60 years ago. Memories, Memories!

Wednesday morning we were of to Hidcote Manor to see the famous gardens prior to visiting Broadway for lunch. After lunch we went off to the weirdest house I have ever seen. Not so much for the architecture, but the totally strange collection of furniture and décor and collections. Mr Charles Paget Wade must have been a total nut case!

After the dinner tonight we were royally entertained by the Pudding Club sampling four different speciality puddings. Well done Terry & Frank, I hope there have been no ill after effects!

On leaving the hotel on Thursday morning, we went straight to Stowe House, the home of Stowe School, for a tour which was strange as it was term time and the pupils or “stoics” were all around us. After lunch we visited the landscape gardens of Stowe before finally driving home.

As always with the greatest of thanks to Annette for organising the trip, and to Dave our ever reliable driver.

Attached is a photo album of the trip.

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