The Adventure Begins

This morning we start our 7 day walking tour through the Cotswolds in England. We’ve been planning this for a year as a celebration of my 50th birthday. After a long day of travel from Canada, we slept for 13 hours under a cloud-like comforter. Here is the view from our first hotel room, which was once a stable:


I was a little worried it would be nothing but pubs for pit stops, but I didn’t realize there’s a tea shop on every corner, too!


Off we go!

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18 comments

  1. That looks like the Lamb Inn, in Burford if I am not mistaken. My husband and I stayed there a few years ago. I remember it being a lovely old hotel.
    Glad you had a great holiday this side of the pond.

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  2. I too quit alcohol around the time of turning 50. I’m 53 and a half now – and I feel as if I’m still only at the beginning of my exciting new adventure. So many things that I once overlooked give me pleasure now – going for a walk/run in the great outdoors – feeling calm and contented instead of anxious and impatient – and living in the NOW! And Atomic Momma is SOOO right – 50 IS the new 50!!!!!

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  3. Wonderful pics Jean and thanks so much for sharing! I turn 50 next year and I can’t wait. I’m going to turn 50 SOBER, with gratitude for all I have and celebrating this body and mind of mine by taking care of myself physically, emotionally and spiritually so I can send kindness out into the world to help people. I have made this promise to myself.

    And 50 is the NEW FIFTY. I’m tired of hearing it’s….”the new 40, 30, 30…..” blah blah blah.

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  4. I’m with Prim on the kidnapping front – would love to share tea and cake with you in the Uk some time
    Hopefully you’ll love it and come back again soon
    Enjoy the Cotswolds – I love Burton on the water and the Slaughters are nice though can’t Remember which one
    Happy 50th – you’re fab!
    X

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  5. That last comment about the clotted cream was from Sunflower. I am mired in computer problems and neither my e-mail nor my iPad are working properly. Just got a new computer with windows 10 and all seems to be lost.

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  6. What a wonderful respite from the long year you’ve had. Enjoy the trip and the tea, I remember getting a little hooked on something called clotted cream when I was there, basically ice cream in tea!
    Day 343๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  7. Enjoy, Jean!
    Please keep the updates coming so I can vacation vicariously!
    I turned 50 in March and somehow it was wonderful. Welcome. I love sobriety.
    Danabee

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  8. When I heard on the Bubble Hour that you were coming to England I immediately started plotting to kidnap you or for you to re-arrange all your plans to come and visit ME… because after all it is all about ME, isn’t it?! Maybe next time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It’s a wonderful time of year to be in the Cotswolds. Look forward to a succession of tearoom photos! Xx

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