Monday, April 20, 2009


The Bear Hotel
Picture from The English Home Magazine

No, I am not referring to that wild Woodstock of 60’s fame but the English village located in the Oxfordshire countryside. It is a lovely little village that we discovered after we spent some time visiting Blenheim Palace. Blenheim was an interesting palace home to visit but Woodstock bowed us over with its charm. We had afternoon tea in an English pub in the front of The Bear Hotel. Warren and I felt as if we had stepped into the pages of an English novel while we enjoyed a super afternoon tea. The pastries and mini sandwiches with our tea were delicious. The local drinking his afternoon beers from a chair perched beside the bar with a view of the room intrigued us. Did he do this every day? There were others who came and went as if it was a part of their everyday lift to drop in to say hello or have a pint in mid afternoon.
After a long and drawn out tea time we wondered the streets of the village. Many were browse worthy and we would have loved to have stayed but reservations in Bath beckoned us so bid an early goodbye.
We once again visited this lovely village as we lost our way to Bath when we somehow managed to drove in a very big circle. The second time we took the less scenic route on the M5 to our destination. This trip to England was often punctuated with getting lost. On foot or by car we lost our way many times. We will be traveling with GPS if we ever visit again. There is so much to see and do in this charming country that getting lost seems such a waste.


Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Rebecca, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on the bath tub post. Sounds like your approach to your bath tub faucet and handles was a smart one. Love the title of your blog! I will keep checking it out. ...susan

VictoriaArt said...

When did you visit England? My husband and I went there last summer, when our second son graduated from school there. We visited nearby Oxford and had some fun driving in the circles, never quite knowing where to go...driving took serious getting used to. There were some moments, when we decided to change lanes rather quickly...but certainly a lovely country to get lost in! We will defenitely go back some time soon.
Loved your post on the pig!!!
See you soon again!
Have a look when you have time, I wrote a little about Berlin...

Jen from Windy Ridge said...

Oh how I love England, would love to explore more of it!