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Re: Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection (Where Gumbo Was #275)

George G. ·
I also really enjoy transportation museums ... and this one looks like a dandy.
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Re: Quaint English customs - a village scarecrow exhibition

DrFumblefinger ·
Love the piece Mac, and love the scarecrows. Most everyone loves traveling to the UK (especially with the improvements in food these past few decades!), and I enjoy few things more than going to less commonly visited places and scenes like this. We want more!!
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Re: Quaint English customs - a village scarecrow exhibition

PHeymont ·
Looks like a lot of fun for adults and children...were these mostly made by individual families, or by community groups? Dr. F, I do think English food has been given a bad rep that it never really deserved. Different, but not less good than the Continent!
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Re: Quaint English customs - a village scarecrow exhibition

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont, suffice it to say that British food has greatly improved in the last 25 years. I could share with you tales about our 3 weeks there in the 1980s, but that's neither here nor there. But there's so much good stuff to see in the UK that everyone should visit it at least once in their lifetime.
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Sezincote

PHeymont ·
What a fascinating house and gardens! I wonder how its neighbors regarded it when it was built.
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Sezincote

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow!
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Sezincote

PortMoresby ·
What neighbors? Anyone who lived nearby didn't count.
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Sezincote

PHeymont ·
Perhaps I should have said "owners of other large estates in the area," not, of course, literal neighbors!
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Sezincote

PortMoresby ·
I think the ruling class would have admired this monument to empire, source of wealth and employment for younger sons. And then there's the tradition of eccentricity among those of their class so I suspect no one thought much about it.
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Kiftsgate Court

GarryRF ·
Wonderful colours and scenery. Worthy of the pages in a Countryside Magazine.
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Kiftsgate Court

DrFumblefinger ·
Yet another amazing English garden! You really have an eye for what makes a great garden gallery, from overview to detail. Thanks much for sharing these!
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

GarryRF ·
Looks like an enchanted garden. Maybe Alice in Wonderland lives there !
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

PHeymont ·
Spectacular...and this one especially!
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

PortMoresby ·
Yes, a common plant with an uncommon coloring. I'm partial to the fern.
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most beautiful gardens I've ever visited (through your excellent photoessay)! I, too, am partial to the fern. In Canada they are called 'fiddlesticks', for obvious regions, and they are quite delicious when picked early on.
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

PortMoresby ·
They are delicious. The most memorable single dish I've ever had was forest ferns, far out into the Chinese countryside near the Burma border, cooked for 3 of us, the only other people for miles I think, the lovely taxi driver who knew the place, my friend and me. Other things, too, but it's the ferns I remember.
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

PHeymont ·
In Maine, where we enjoyed them, they're called "fiddlehead" ferns. Wonder if there are other regional variations? PS...they are even available canned...which I don't even want to try. The same company has canned dandelions as well.
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

DrFumblefinger ·
Lots of interesting ways to prepare them, and they're said to be rich in antioxidants!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

GarryRF ·
Are the Horses there with their owners ? Or is this one of the areas of England where they can roam free?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

DrFumblefinger ·
I wonder if they have "grass" or "alfalfa" flavors?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

Mac ·
The horses (probably only some 10 plus a donkey) and some 50 cattle are allowed to roam and graze totally free (restrained only by cattle grids on the surrounding roads) for around 8 months of the year. Theoretically only animal owners with ancient "Commoners Rights" linked to ownership of old properties in the immediate vicinity of the Common are permitted to release their animals to graze free in this way. The present purpose of the animals roaming in this way is supposed to be keeping...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

TravelandNature ·
There is a wonderful surreal quality to this picture. Nevertheless, it is also amusing. Thank you so much for sharing this. The information about the Commoners Rights is also very interesting. Great pic + history + horses + ice cream = Happy Trails !
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 20, 2013: Hot Horses - even horses need an ice cream sometimes....

Mac ·
Basking in the warmth of an unusually sunny and delightful English summer, there is nothing nicer, particularly if you are a hot horse, than being able to queue up for a cooling ice cream cone at the Winstones ice cream van parked up on Minchinhampton...
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In the Cotswolds: Upton House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her English adventures with a stop at Upton House, in Warwickshire, on the way to the Cotswolds.
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In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby continues her progress through the Cotswolds with a visit to Chastleton House near Moreton-in-Marsh and is greeted with the words, "Chastleton is Wolf Hall."
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In the Cotswolds: Buscot Park

PortMoresby ·
After a visit to William Morris’s Kelmscott Manor, PortMoresby crosses the River Thames to visit Buscot Park, with a stunning room dedicated to a Pre-Raphaelite painter and, unexpectedly, warriors in the garden.
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In the Cotswolds: Sezincote

PortMoresby ·
After years admiring pictures of Sezincote’s Neo-Mughal design, PortMoresby visits the house in Gloucestershire and is in for a surprise.
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Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection (Where Gumbo Was #275)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the interesting and playful Cotswold Motoring Museum, filled with toys for children of all ages.
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Quaint English customs - a village scarecrow exhibition

Mac ·
The magnificent Travel Gumbo caters for all travelers travelling from everywhere to everywhere else, so it is in the vein of trying to attract visitors to my own country that I use this as an excuse to (request) publication of this selection of very...
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William Morris at Home: Kelmscott Manor

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby returns to the story of Arts & Crafts Movement giant, William Morris and visits his retreat in England’s Cotswolds.
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An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

PortMoresby ·
With a week to spend in the Cotswolds, PortMoresby returns to a place she’s been before, Hidcote Manor Garden in Gloucestershire.
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An English Garden Gallery: Kiftsgate Court

PortMoresby ·
After spending the morning at its neighbor, Hidcote Manor Garden, PortMoresby moves on to another award-winning Cotswold garden, Kiftsgate Court.
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A Cotswold Village, Hidcote Boyce

PortMoresby ·
Take a walk around PortMoresby's English home-for-a-week in Gloucestershire, Hidcote Boyce.
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Re: A Cotswold Village, Hidcote Boyce

PHeymont ·
Gertrude Stein's description of Oakland ("There is no there there") seems the opposite of Hidcote Boyce: there's little of what we usually expect a town or village to have, but what there is, is all "there."
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Re: A Cotswold Village, Hidcote Boyce

Marilyn Jones ·
I love the Cotswolds. This beautiful photo essay reminds me it's time to go back!! i
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

DrFumblefinger ·
What an amazing place! I need to add a few days in the Cotswold next time I've some free days in Europe just to explore these elegant homes! Thanks, PortMoresby. I'm really enjoying your series.
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

PortMoresby ·
Indeed, you should, DrF, or add a few days in Europe on a trip to the Cotswolds!
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

PortMoresby ·
Update: Part 3 of Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell trilogy, 'The Mirror and the Light', will be published later this year. I think that will require a celebratory tour of all the houses used as settings for the BBC's 'Wolf Hall", don't you think?
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Chastleton House

PortMoresby ·
This evening's episode of 'Wolf Hall' had a long & satisfying scene with Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell in the Long Gallery, above. I'd know that floor anywhere.
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Buscot Park

PortMoresby ·
For the first time, Edward Burne-Jones Briar Rose paintings will leave Buscot Park, the house for which they were painted, to join others of the artists works at the Tate Britain gallery, London, from October until February 2019. Read the whole story here .
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Buscot Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Another great home and gardens, great story and great photos to wrap it all together! You have an unusual gift for sharing your love of these elegant places, PortMoresby. Thanks again!
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Re: In the Cotswolds: Buscot Park

PortMoresby ·
Thanks for saying so, DrF. Stay tuned, one of my all-time favorites next Saturday.
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Chipping Campden, England

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Chipping Campden, one of the best preserved towns in the Cotswold.
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Bourton-on-the-Water, England

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits one of the magical villages in the Cotswolds.
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Re: Bourton-on-the-Water, England

George G. ·
A seemingly quaint and quiet village to end the day with a pint in the pub.
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Re: Bourton-on-the-Water, England

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, a pint with some fish and chips. Perfect way to end the day.
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Re: William Morris at Home: Kelmscott Manor

PortMoresby ·
Update, Kelmscott Manor is reopening after a £6m renovation.
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