Broadway Tower and Snowshill Manor

On Wednesday, the four of us bundled into the car and drove to Broadway to see the local sites. Broadway is one of our favorite villages, with dignified buildings of warm Cotswold stone and a network of wonderful rambling routes all around the area.   Our first stop was the vilage’s public WC,  conveniently located … Read more

Burford & Fulbrook

Monday morning we left the flat at Cove Cannon Street and schlepped our bags on the Tube (Piccadilly line, changing at Earl’s Court) to Heathrow to pick up our rental car. (Only mad dogs and Englishmen drive in central London.)  Our destination was Fulbrook, a tiny village just outside Burford in the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds … Read more

Richmond Park and Ham House

On Sunday we escaped the madding crowds in central London with a trip to a Richmond Park, a royal park in suburban London that we’d never visited.  We took the Tube to Putney Bridge, then caught a bus to the park, a journey of about 1.5 hours.  Our bus ride took us from the working … Read more

Coronation Weekend in London

We arrived in London late Thursday evening and spent the night at the Premier Inn, Heathrow Terminal 4.  We’ve stayed there previously when needing a quick overnight near Heathrow and I highly recommend it. The hotel is very quiet, with comfortable rooms and a decent restaurant, all at very reasonable prices. And you can’t beat … Read more

Karnak Temple, high tea Victorian style and a flight to London with the gods

Wednesday was our last day in Luxor and our last full day in Egypt. We left the hotel at 7am and booked a taxi with a lovely older gentleman, Mr. Mamdul, for our morning trip to Karnak Temple and our evening departure for the Luxor airport.  (We avoided the horde of younger, pushier men hanging … Read more