Cheers From England ~ #1

Day one in England 7-4 007We arrived safely in Jolly old England on Friday the 4th of July at noon. After going through customs and retrieving our luggage we headed to the car rental agency and took the time we needed to become familiar with the car and set the SAT/NAV (GPS) for our first stop on our trip. It’s not easy navigating roads, especially the narrow lanes with tired eyes and little sleep but Dear managed to get us to our destination just before four in the afternoon safely. This is the wonderful cottage we will be staying in for seven nights. It is (what the U.K. calls) a self-catering cottage which means we pay to stay in a fully equipped space but we do our own pampering. No one cooks us breakfast or makes our bed each night. I will journal our days as much as I can while it’s fresh to me so I can remember our days when we return home.

When we unpacked the car and met the owner of the cottage we set off to get a refreshment at a Pub in a village close by that he highly recommended. Nothing is really that close to our quiet cottage so we will be navigating the narrow lanes of the Cotswolds a lot. After we return home I will post photos of the inside of our hand hewn, oak beamed, open vaulted ceilings and other very cool architectural features of the cottage and the setting it is in.

For today (Saturday) we will regain our balance and do some grocery shopping so we can make our own breakfasts at the cottage.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Cheers From England ~ #1

  1. How charming! You can pretend that it is all yours and thoroughly immerse yourselves into the life of the Cotswalds. (I admire anyone who can drive on narrow roads on the opposite side.)

  2. O, this is just wonderful. I would love to be on this trip with you. 🙂 I hope you have the time of your life.

  3. Oh, you are off on another adventure! What fun. I’m glad your bags arrived when you did. Is the owner of the cottage living there as well (like a B&B) or is it a rental?

    • Holly, the owners live on the same farm but our quarters are completely separate and self contained. They rent it out throughout the year.

  4. I am going to have to go back and do some reading!! I’ve been ‘off line’ for good reason lately, and missed this planned trip. I just know I’m going to enjoy some vicarious travel with you!

  5. So glad you made it to your home for the next 7 days. You will enjoy pampering yourself however that looks for you two! Enjoy this vacation.

  6. How wonderful Ellen!! I’m so glad that you have internet there and are sharing your experiences with us! This area is specifically where the farmer and I wish to explore some day. I’ll be taking notes here!

  7. This is the coolest!!! I think I like the concept of “self pampering” so that your schedule is completely your own. My husband would have to get used to cereal or something like that for breakfast, though, because there’d be NO WAY I’d be cookin’ on vacation!!! 🙂

    Have a wonderful time!!!

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