Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A Lovely Weekend

We went to Colin's mum and dad's for a long weekend. On the Saturday, we went to Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. It really is a lovely place to visit. It was even better purely because when we got there, there was a food festival. They had stalls selling local food stuffs as well as market traders from all over Europe selling lots of food from Paella's cooked up in huge pans, Hog Roasts, home made fudge/ cakes....you name it, it was probably there.

Colin and Me

Colin and I infront of the canal

Linda and Me

Linda and I with Henry VIII lol

We went round a Tudor House museum. It has one of the last tudor cobbled streets left in the UK and it was really eerie as it had plague stuff in it and was really awful how they lived.


Me with a huge teddy bear.


These two pictures are of the actual house Shakespeare was born in.

Shakespeare's birthplace

We had lunch in a pub and had a look round Stratford. They even have a dedicated Christmas Shop. It didn't sell tat but really lovely Christmas decorations.

At the Park and Ride terminal in Straford, I was very fortunate in that I 'caught' a book via BookCrossing.  Its my first 'wild catch' and I was very excited. I have been bookcrossing since May and I also left some books in an official BookCrossing Zone in Dunstable.


  1. Looks like you had fun. Can I have that big teddy bear??

  2. Lovely weekend! Henry VIII... wasn't he the one who was chopping his wifes heads off??? At least two of them! I'm glad that you and Linda survived that visit.