Again, apologies for the delay in the posts.
On Monday November 26th last year, my friends Pam and Gerald and I set off in my car for our week-long jaunt to Bath and Oxford.
We stopped for lunch at the Gardener’s Arms pub in a village called Alderton. Gerald wasn’t too impressed with the mock-Tudor architecture. Pam and I had to point out that those beams weren’t painted on and he was looking at an actual Tudor building. (They don’t have them in Australia.)
A stall with hundreds of genuine Russian matryoska dolls! I had to think about it overnight, but the next morning I went and bought one. That way it would be a souvenir of two trips – the one to St Petersburg as well as this one.
We had dinner at a local restaurant called Raphael, which I can heartily recommend.