Happy Canada Day everyone! It’s weekends like these where I wish I was back home celebrating. I guess my red and white outfit today will have to do! Instead of backyard barbecues and fireworks I spent my weekend traveling through the more southern part of England. Saturday morning Laura and I traveled to Oxford where we met up with a 2 day tour group. We first visited the University of Oxford and surrounding area. Walking through the streets you feel like you’ve just stepped into a movie scene, or someplace you’ve only dreamt about! Coincidentally many of the college buildings we used to film scenes from films such as Harry Potter and James Bond.
From oxford we traveled to the Cotswold region. An area full of rolling hills, small villages and market towns full of character. We first made a quick stop in Burford for lunch at a tea room with the cutest courtyard patio. We then traveled on to Stow-On-The-Wold and Upper Slaughter, spending only about 15 minutes in each walking through the villages. Definitely a change from the city, but so beautiful. It’s hard to believe that people actually get to live in a place like this! We ended the day with another stop in Bilbury in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Unfortunately Sunday did not go as I had planned. With another full day of touring, getting sick was not on my agenda! After being up for most of the night I somehow managed to make it through the tour of The Roman Baths and the city centre. About midday I decided that I should call it quits and head back home. Luckily all that was left on the tour was Stonehenge which I thankfully was able to visit three years ago! 4 hours worth of trains later I called it a night and was in bed before the kids. Hoping today goes better!