Cheers From England ~ #3

Today is Sunday and we had a late start in our adventures out and about. I stayed up late to watch the Netherlands vs. Costa Rica World Cup Soccer game that went into overtime and a shoot out to determine the winner. Finally laying my head on the pillow at midnight made for a later than usual rising. On this Sunday morning we made ourselves breakfast at the cottage. We had eggs, handmade sausages from the butcher, sauteed mushrooms, fried tomatoes and toast.

Sunday-Banbury 001Delicious. My toast was spread with a lovely Damson jam. We have been enjoying our French Pressed coffee each morning, too. We are glad we thought to grind some beans and pack them in our suitcase not knowing when we’d be able to make it to a grocery store.

Sunday-Banbury 020I’m going to have an extensive post about our destination this Sunday and the reason I wanted to visit this town. This is a little clue of the name of the town and the statue I wanted to see. Think…nursery rhyme.

Sunday-Banbury 049We are huge fans of country roads with a nice white stripe down the middle.

Sunday-Banbury 052These roads with no white lines and inadequate space for two small cars to pass each other have caused us a bit of stress. My poor Dear is doing a fabulous job of driving but he is being stretched out of his driving comfort zone. I’m trying hard not to make terrified noises in the passenger seat that is really the driver seat and just plain weird to be seated in it without a steering wheel in front of me and to see the hedges up close and hear the branches brush upside my head. The scenery is gorgeous and I wish I was brave enough to drive so Dear could enjoy some of it.

We are so thankful and grateful to God for our time here and for the quiet country cottage where we can relax in the morning and the end of our day of adventures. It is so so quiet here and it gets so dark at night. There are no city lights, street lights, etc. that light up the sky here. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to see an owl while we are here.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

9 thoughts on “Cheers From England ~ #3

  1. It all looks so amazing…gosh…what a dandy trip this is. So many great things to see.
    Sure do thank you for sharing your good time with us.
    We are getting ready to go on a vacation but NOTHING compared to YOURS…We are only going trout fishing in Colorado for a week or so….YOU go to England and pack freshly ground coffee beans to use in your French Press…I, on the other hand, go FISHING and pack Peanut Butter crackers and other snacks…YOU, my dear, are much more HIGH CLASS than I . :>)
    xoxo bj

  2. What a gorgeous tree in that small country lane between the hedgerows in your last photo. Breakfast looks yummy. Were you really authentic and let your nice hot toast get cold and hard before you spread on the butter and jam? So . . . I think my brain is on holiday; your nursery rhyme hint is going right over my head. LOL. Something to do with bells on her toes??

  3. Lovely! I do hope you do see an owl!
    Btw…Bernie and I travel with the Starbucks Via individual instant coffee packets. They are a bit pricey but taste like coffe freshly bought from the barista. Confession: on busy mornings we use them at home too.

  4. That breakfast is making me so hungry. You and your food pictures 🙂 I love them. You’re doing very well to tackle the UK roads – I’m full of admiration! We took trains when we were there. Such fun to travel along with you! Thanks for letting us join you. xo

  5. What a lovely breakfast you prepared! And I’d be on the edge of my (driver’s?) seat if I were on the opposite side of the road…particularly a narrow one with no white line!

  6. I’m giggling as I read this out loud to the farmer! We can totally relate after driving in Ireland a few years ago – we will never ever again rent a shiny new car for touring on these types of roads. Thankfully, after very stressful and careful driving and screaming “keep to the left” we were miraculously able to return an unscathed car in the end!
    I’m racking my brain as to which nursery rhyme you are referring to??? I’ll just have to wait!

  7. I remember taking the wheel in Ireland and for the first time driving on the “other” side of the road…what stress but conquering it made me feel great! And then when I got my drivers license when we lived in Germany and the natives drove with no speed limit and though I was going 70 mph, they were going twice as fast. They flashed their lights from a long way behind me and I knew enough to get out of their way! What memories!

  8. Yes, I remember those teeny, narrow roads and my terror in the passenger seat. It was a wonder to me that a giant lorry could come roaring up and that there would miraculously be room for passing.
    That breakfast……….it looks wonderful!

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