Monday, December 05, 2011

UK 2011 - Burford on Foot

Today we went walkabout in Burford town's High Street.
Burford is situated in north Oxfordshire, twenty miles west of Oxford, and is considered the southern gateway to the Cotswolds. The gentle rolling hills of the surrounding countryside are perfect for walking, cycling or horse riding. People have lived and worked here for over 6,000 years.

The broad main street slopes gently down to the river and is lined with dignified old houses and ancient cottages and many shops all of which appear little changed since Tudor times as witnessed by the precarious angles the buildings have come to rest at.  It is not unusual to have house, shophouses as old as 900 years here.  My sis used to live in an apartment here and that house was at least 900 years old!

Although we had slightly over an hour to walkabout, I had a great time.  I love walks like that where I can take in the local sights, peer into people's homes and take leisurely shots.  But what frustrates me is that I have a great camera (yes!! my new toy) but I don't know how to maxismise its use.  It's like having a Ferrari and not knowing how to drive! Arrgghh!!! I must learn to use it, the scenery is gorgeous!!

This was the backyard of a needlework shop and the owners also sells these nick nacks and decor. Nice!

Kimi was so excited when he found 2 mini pots with water in them.  Ya, just water...

Signs galore

Lovely little nook with more signs

My fave - totally agree! lol!

Nice scene from the top of High Street

My little cutie

Sis and mom, outside Maison Blanc, a cafe.  My sis used to live in the apartment above this cafe.  My little trooper is a little upset as he wanted to stick with mummy and not to any pix

Love the architecture in the background

Totally agree! I love signs!

Another nice one!

Love it! When we moved to our current house, we opted for modern contemporary for ease of cleaning and a change from our old place which was done in Mediterranean Country. And altho I love modern clean look, my heart is always for all things country.  It lends a special cosiness to any home.  But so much to clean!!! And of cos, now, our place is a mad clutter of kids' stuff.  Sigh, when will I get my house back?

All quaint and pretty country signs and decor

Pretty Xmas decor

This house sells xmas trees, wreathes, candles, flower arrangements in their garden.  So nice isn't it?

Pretty fresh xmas wreaths

Then as promised, we brought Kimi to feed the ducks at the river.  As we approach the area, the ducks, swans and goose rushed to us!

Kimi feeding happily

The fearless goose that would come up to you and demand for bread

Then it was time to head back to pick Sarah.  This beautiful converted house to Pub is just opposite Sarah's school.  Took opportunity to take a pix



Bobo said...

thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures... I miss those Uni days in UK.. wish i could make a trip back there soon when my kids are older..
Did you plan to go north to visit Scotland, its a very beautiful place..


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