Monday, 16 June 2008

Playing Hookey


We had plenty we could do on Saturday - gardening, cleaning, washing, cooking. But the sun was shining, it was warm and you just have to make the most of the weather don't you? We decided that a day spent in Chipping Campden and Broadway would set us up for the rest of the week. That's our excuse anyway.

I love the mellow stone of the Cotswolds which looks beautiful in the warm sunshine or on a rain-soaked dreary day. The main street has a good selection of shops and houses that open straight out onto the pavement. If you are very naughty like me, you can usually peep into the windows and see the lovely interiors inside. I would also like to know why the Hollyhocks grow so much straighter in the Cotswolds. The ones in the picture above are straight and upright - one downpour of rain and mine will be lying on the garden dejectedly!

We had a leisurely walk around the shops and gazed at the properties we could never afford.

We met this cheeky little fellow too!

And of course - you can't have a nice day out without a nice cup of tea.

10 comments:

Sal said...

Very lovely..I would so much like another trip to the Cotswolds!
Glad you had a good day ;-)

Vintage to Victorian said...

What a lovely place for a day out, isn't it. I haven't been for several years now, but it used to be a good half-way place for me to meet an old friend.

Nonnie said...

Love Chipping Campden. It's very near where my Mum and Dad live so I go quite often for a wander. Lots of lovely tempting shops. I'm glad to hear there are other people who like to peep through windows at house interiors too! My boyfriend thinks I'm really nosey but given what I do for a living I tell him it is purely professional interest!

Angel Jem said...

What a lovely way to spend a day! My 10 year old doesn't drink tea, but he loves cream teas... scones are his favourite!
And the Cotswolds are beautiful, we holiday there every year. How lucky to be within a day trip of them!

Pipany said...

Oh I have just had the loveliest read through your archives. Ages since I visited as so very behind on blog reading but will be back regularly from now on xx

LOUISE said...

What I have seen of it I really love the Cotswolds, especially the architecture, which we couldn't afford either! These are two places we haven't visited so thanks for the tour. No day is complete without a visit to the teashop. I remember having a cream tea in a quaint teashop in Moreton on the Marsh. Those hollyhocks are probably growing straight because they are set in concrete! x

saraeden said...

just wanted to say "hi there" before i go and have a good read of your blog !!

Sara x

prettyshabby said...

we very nearly put an offer on a little house in Broadway..about 10 years ago..it was really cheap at the time and I really liked it but it was too far away for work..I dare not think what it would be worth today! It's a lovely place and I havent been for years..lovely to have a nose round again via your blog..thanks!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, you take us to the most wonderful places! Thx for the tours!!!!

M ^..^

Jennie said...

We can't make it to the Cotswolds from here, but my husband and I (gosh, I sound like the Queen!) made it to Brecon on Monday. It's one of our favourite places for a day out - though Hay-on-Wye is even better, for obvious reasons!

I rescued a splendid pink floral print eiderdown from a Charity shop corner, where it had only just gone on display (reckon it had my name on it).