Friday, June 12, 2009

Tuesday 9 June 2009 - Windsor Castle

English breakfast at Park Farm Bed and Breakfast in Windsor...eggs, bacon (more like thick ham), fruit, toast, yogurt, coffee, tomatoes...yum.

Tour of Windsor Castle. Changing of the guard (I have a video). Big castle.

Lunch (actually afternoon tea) at the Crooked House, which is a very old house that was built of green oak which shrank and shifted so that the house is quite lopsided. Excellent tea and scones with jam and clotted cream and tasty little sandwiches.

The Crooked House

Shopping in Windsor.

Train to Long Hanborough, just north of Oxford in the Cotswolds.

The Old Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. Beautiful garden overflowing with brilliant, spectacular flowers. A small rock wall borders the back garden and rolling green hills dotted with sheep spread beyond.
The garden at the B&B.

Dinner at the George and Dragon in Long Hanborough just up the road from our B&B. Stilton with mushrooms over tagliatelle with hunky garlic bread. Yum. And, outrageous portions that could feed a family of five. The hunk 'o bread was obviously homemade. Yum. Oh, and for starters they gave us an olive salad with garlic and cilantro. More yum. And, an IPA. even more yum.