Good Fences

I think my favorite fences are of the British variety.

Looking back at some of the fences and other lovely sights we saw in September of 2013 in Jolly Old England. On this trip we stuck to England and didn’t venture into Scotland or Wales. Don’t miss the thatched roof on this home that was for sale.

On our first day in England in 2013 we drove north from Heathrow and stopped in Stoke Bruerne. Stoke Bruerne is a small village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, England about 10 miles north of Milton Keynes and 7 miles south of Northampton. We ate and had a stroll along the canal. Our destination this day was the little village of Alton.

I’m linking to Good Fences with TexWisGirl at Run*A*Round Ranch Report. Thank you for hosting this weekly meme and administering it so kindly!

Katie started a new eight to five job yesterday. She is very thankful for a job that is easy to get to and does not involve getting on a freeway. I mowed the lawn and weeds and leaves yesterday. Since everyone else was working hard I decided to do my part.

Is it soup weather where you are yet?


The Malthouse B & B

Alton to Cotswolds 002Oh the Hedgerows on the way to our first nights stop in England. If we weren’t anxious to arrive at our destination after being up for over 20 hours I would have yelled stop a few times to try to capture the narrow lanes lined in green.

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We were so happy to finally turn the right corner and see our B & B in front of us.

2013-09-14 Man U4The Malthouse B & B is located in the small village of Alton in the Staffordshire county of England.

2013-09-13 England Day 15We had rooms 8 & 9 in the Stables. Our room had the Hobbit window.

2013-09-14 Man U5Josh and Laura experienced their first traditional fried English breakfast.

Man U 078View of the village from the front door of the Malthouse.

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2013-09-14 Man U2For our dinner in Alton we chose The Bullshead Inn. It was a great improvement over the first pub meal we had.

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Our hosts at The Malthouse were very helpful and gracious. We would recommend this as a fine spot to rest your heads as you investigate the area.

We are still in a rainy pattern here in the Northwest. How has October begun for you?