Trip Report London & Cotswolds

Old Jun 9th, 2002, 03:48 AM
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Matthew, I did walk through the gardening exibit. It was wonderful. the roses were beautiful. I loved Sudley and Warwick castle. I enjoyed the Victorian era exhibit at Sudley and those photos of all the place settings of royal and other famous tables. It was a short trip but truely one of the most beautiful and fun. When I got home I had so many pictures of the sheep, I kept saying here is one of the sheep, and some more sheep, and another really beautiful sheep. I have been to a lot of beautiful places but the Cotswolds was just perfect for my interests. Thank you for your feedback on my trip report. It is very much appreciated.
Old Jun 9th, 2002, 09:33 AM
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What a lovely trip report. It brought back many memories. Your antiquing finds sound wonderful!

It is hard not to be captivated by all the sheep, isn't it? When we were there it was March and the lambs were frolicking, which was really cute.
Old Jun 11th, 2002, 09:47 AM
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Your kind response reminded me of something else. While in the gardens at Sudely Castle, I came across the most enormous rose that I'd ever seen. In recent years I've been forced in becoming knowledgeable about all things gardening since buying a home with outdoor space to fill, but had never seen anything like that. I was even more surprised to discover that it was a David Austin rose (if you're familiar with roses) and even one that I had bought and planted in my own garden the year before. The name of the rose was 'Gertrude Jekyll' (after the famous English gardener of the same name) and has very pink highly fragrant blooms. After seeing that specimen at Sudely, I could only wish that mine would turn out the same way - and this year for the first time, I might be on the money ! The canes of the plant are very thin and tall and extremely thorny but I've about a dozen (so far) fat, swollen buds that promise a sizeable bloom. Fingers crossed !
Old Jun 11th, 2002, 11:54 AM
J. Stoll
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Just returned from a month trip to France and England. We spent 2 days in the Cotswolds. We had to arrive by taxi after the Hertz car rental agency in Oxford decided to close for a Bank Holiday after previously confirming our car reservation with Rail Europe. Our hosts, Barbara and Rob Miller, at the Guiting Guest House in Guiting Power, located a car for us and drove us over to pick it up. We didn't have time to drive to Blenheim Castle so the Millers advised us to visit Sudeley Castle. What an unexpected treat! We ate at the Hollow Bottom Pub in Guiting Power (great meal), and Barbara cooked an excellent meal the 2nd night. What started off as a disaster (no car in the middle of the Cotswolds) turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip. If you are driving through the Cotswolds, don't miss the Guiting Guest House.
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