so many memories....
We had a friend in Stow, and another in Broadway and I used to cycle all over the Cotswolds in my youth :-)
craziequeen--How wonderful! Did you think it was a special place or did you just feel like..this is home?
The Cotswolds are truly beautiful; believe that I have spent half my life reading mysteries set in them!
I have to share a comment my four year old made about Teddy Bears yesterday. I was cleaning his room, and getting rid of toys he no longer plays with. I found a little orange Teddy Bear in his toy box, and it was one of those cheapo things you win out of one of those claw machines. He saw it in the trash bag, and immediately pulled it out. And this is what he told me, "Mommy, didn't you know? You can never throw away a Teddy Bear." I thought that was so cute, and since you like Teddy's, I thought you'd appreciate his sentiment.
Oh, the pictures are just lovely! Such a wonderful place to visit indeed. Thanks for sharing your memories.
I love the Teddy Bear too. I'm glad you have a special one that is your buddy!!
Pia--Oh, I'd love to read those nysteries!!
Dena--LOVE that he said that! He is so right about that....
Rachel--Oh indeed, it is a great great place to visit....I'm so glad I had the chance to go there.
I'm glad to have this special Teddy, too...
Lovely reading. My "cool" teenager still has his teddy bear! I never had one when I was little but got a panda bear when I was about 14 and kept it many years... until it literally fell apart.Thanks for sharing your trip,it's interesting reading and will come back for more! have a nice day.
Sad to hear about the Teddy Bear Museum. I hope the bears all got good homes! I love love loved Oxford. Don't you just feel like you can breathe in the academia? It's just a wonderful little town. I'm so glad you got to experience all those little towns and villages - what a trip! :)
A very interesting story. The photos are positively charming. It looks like a dream world to me, and it is definitely one I'd like to visit sometime.
I am loving reading about your memories and journeys! The pictures are wonderful!! I believe that no matter how "old" we get that there is always a child in us...thankfully we have teddy bears to remind us of that part in us! ;)
Oh, I think these posts are wonderful. My only trip to England was a two week experience mostly in London. I loved it, but we didn't get out of the city, except to Stonehenge, Bath and Salisbury, all sweezed into two days.
You've seen much more. I enjoy your pictures a lot.
Forgot to say that I know a lot of teddy bear collectors. I live about 40 minutes from the Boyd's Bears headquarters in Gettysburg.
I love Teddy Bears too. I love soft, stuffed animals of all kinds. My daughter collects stuffed monkeys.
The pics of the villages and lovely water scenes are so pretty. I makes me want some tea and biscuits.
Bueatiful pictures - it is a gorgeous part of the world. I'll be dragging my lot up there for regular day trips as soon as they are all walking:-)
And you've got a picture to go with your nbame now. how clever - I haven't worked out how to do that yet, even though CQ said I could use her dragon now she has the ice queen!
But I have worked out how to blogroll people (sidebar links), so I've given you that honour at last.
Wend away. Sounds like it was fun. I love all the pictures, but especially the old family ones on the post before this one.
Great Photos OOL.
ps..Blogrolled (linked) you at last... :o)
simply fabulous you are a good story teller. makes me wish I was younger. Then I would apply to carry your luggage next trip.
I was about to ask, "How do you decide going to a teddy musueum might be fun...?" And then I realized I still have the teddy first placed in my crib when I was born saved in plastic.
Dangit. I'm a wuss. ;)
You will probably take your Doctor's advice more often now, ha, ha! He sure was right about you and the Cotswolds!
You are so detailed in your writtings, you should really write a book. You Bring it all to life for me!
Did you find your Staples Rewards card yet and get to spin the wheel?
I will be away over the Thanksgiving holidays. But will Post and visit when I get back. No telling how much writting you will have done when I get back, I will have to catch up!
Oh and here is a naughty little ditty that my Grandmother from England, used to sing to us kids, LOL!
In the Attic she ad it and ad it and in the Attic she ad it again and nobody knows when she'll ave it and ave it and nobody know when she'll ave it again! Those sayings I told you about, I have traced them on the internet but I can't seem to trace this naughty little ditty! She sang many others too but this one I always kind of stuck in my head.
Waht great pictures!!
I got hung up on the part about your teddy, I'm trying to figure out the difference between holding something and clutching it.
I gave my favourite Teddy Bear to my sister on her 1st Birthday. I was 9.
I always knew we'd get on.
Now that I'm... considerably older... people keep giving me cuddly toys.... and I like it.... (grin)
I still have the bear that was a Christmas present when I was 18 months old. He is much more "loved" than the Velveteen Rabbit would ever think of being. He was retired and I now sleep (and travel) with one I got in college.
I'm loving reading these stories!
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