Thursday, 15 December 2016




Yesterday we went back to Blenheim Palace, in September we had our first visit, you only pay on the first visit and then you can get a free annual pass. I wish more attractions would do this.  You can read about our first visit  Here  .

I didn't take my camera this time I only snapped a few odd photos on my phone. 






We found  a bench and sat in sun, it was lovely.




I loved this one, wish I could have took him home.








After Blenheim we went to Burford - Burford is a medieval market town on the River Windrush in the Cotswolds hills in West Oxfordshire. It is ofter referred to as the 'gateway' to the Cotswolds.









We spent a little while there and finished off with some late afternoon tea.




I love going out for the day, it does the world of good, nice to have a break from the normal routine.

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  1. Looks like a wonderful day out, the buildings at Burford look amazing.

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  2. What a lovely day you had, Marlene, and the weather was kind to you, too! How opulent Blenheim looks, the house from a grateful nation to the Duke of Wellington, and built in the grand baroque style.
    And then to visit Burford, a Cotswold town I've not visited, although we have stayed in Broadway and in Bourton-on-the-Water (both tourist honey pots). And then to have a cream tea was - if you'll pardon the pun - the icing on the cake!
    Margaret P

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    1. It was lovely, we have been to Bourton-on-the-Water a few times now, one of my favourite places.

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  3. Glad you had another lovely day out. The photo with the sun rays is lovely. Sometimes I think we become slaves to our cameras, and it is good to be free from them too, they can be quite cumbersome at times!
    Make the most of that free pass!

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    1. You are right Deborah, also slaves to social media.

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  4. How lovely to see a fire in that gorgeous fireplace.
    It looks a fabulous place to visit-x-

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    1. Thankyou Shelia, that was some fireplace xx

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  5. It looks so beautiful. A wonderful day out and the weather looked glorious. X

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    1. Thankyou Jules, we were lucky the weather was quite mild xx

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  6. Fab day out. What a great fireplace and roaring fire - lovely! I have a story about Burford. My mum & dad had a massive fall out quite close to Christmas one year back in the late 1960's (probably money related) - I was only 6 but remember it well. It resulted in my dad leaving home. He packed his bags and drove over 200 miles aimlessly to Burford of all places. He then calmed down and drove back again the same day. He said the Christmas lights were good. They've actually been married for over 50 years now and thrse days when they have a tiff my mum just says "oh bugger off to Burford".

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  7. Thankyou for sharing your story, 50 years wow, x

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  8. how gorgeous! Such a beautiful place to visit. And I love Burford. Bill and I had a weekend there once, stayed in one of the hotels with a four poster bed. It was fantastic. I'd love to go back and take Violet, preferably if it was snowing, it would look stunning in the snow!
    Thanks for bringing back a really lovely memory. xx

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    1. How lovely Sadie, glad I bought back some wonderful memories for you, it is a delightful place, one thing we are doing next year is having more days out like these, so many lovely little towns and villages in the Cotswolds xx

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  9. Lovely photos. It reminds me how lucky I am to live just 2 miles away. It looks very pretty at night this time of the year with strings of fairy lights hanging from the trees down the high street. :)

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    1. How lovely for you, we do live in a lovely area don't we.

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