Back to England! I'll have updates on Rick when we know more but right now we're just waiting for blood clots to dissipate before he can have surgery; then lengthy recuperation. Maybe remembering England will brighten up his days; it does mine! A visit from the Baby Grands sure helped -- even if Rick and Little Little Guy slept through part of it!
Our time in England was nearing its end and so was my foot! After our last morning in Oxford, Rick (of the newly trimmed haircut) and I made our way to the Oxford station and took the train to Bath. It was a most pleasant ride with green fields, cows and sheep, patiently grazing in the late afternoon sun.
Our first and only stop in town was at the grocery store for breakfast food. Then we hailed a cab and headed to our destination, Morgan's Forge. This charming house was located in Midford, a bit over three miles from Bath.
This is what we saw when we arrived!
Heaven. That's all I can say.
Morgan's Forge is owned by a former colleague of mine and his wife and had been her father's before that. It's located high atop a hill, a five minute walk down the hill to the pub and bus stop; a ten minute (or so...) walk back up!
Yes, it's steep.
But the views! Check out the sheep!
This was the view out of the upstairs front bedroom window. It's like something from an English novel.
From our bedroom window, a view of the terrace -- lovely purple flowers still in bloom!
Of course Rick settled in to check email as I settled. He was, after all, still working!
I poked around, checking out the garden and patio.
What a haven. If only it was warm enough to settle out there with a good book!
Soon it was time to hit the Hope and Anchor pub for dinner. It was located at the foot of the hill. That's not us in the pic walking down the hill -- but it might as well be! We did it a lot!
The Hope and Anchor was charming as all get out!
I had a delicious goat cheese/feta/roasted veggie pie with the salad and chips.
After being fully satiated, we walked back up the hill. It was pitch dark and so still. The only sounds were our footsteps. And then, we settled in the comfy living room, lit a fire, checked out British mysteries on the telly and planned next day.
For Rick, a bicycle rental and a road trip.
For me, a bus trip into the Cotswolds.
If, that is, we could leave our cozy space! (And we do! Next time!)
(If you are planning a trip to the Bath area and interested in learning more about Morgan's Forge, let me know!)
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