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#ArlingtonRow - национально известная архитектурная заповедная зона, изображенная на внутренней стороне обложек всех британских паспортов. Основное направление для туристов, посещающих традиционные сельские деревни, чайные дома и многие исторические здания района #Cotswold и одно из шести мест Англии, представленных в мини-Европе, в Брюсселе.
Живописные коттеджи на Арлингтон Роу были построены в 1380 в качестве магазинов, продающих шерсть, изготовленную монахами. В 17 веке дома отдали местным ткачам.
Это место считается одним из самых популярных и наиболее фотографируемых мест в округе Cotswold. Здесь снимали сцены из фильмов "Звездная пыль" и "Дневник Бриджит Джонс". После приезда японского императора Хирохито, место стало настолько популярно среди азиатских туристов, иногда не понимающих, что это все же дома, в которых живут люди и заходить в них без приглашения как-то не принято, разгневанные местные жители, обнаружив у себя на кухне незнакомого японца, поставили табличку, что вход на территорию азиатам запрещен. Жаль, времени было мало, табличку не успела найти 😂
At our councillor drop in session this evening at Sharpness village hall.
We got to meet some wonderful residents this evening with some interesting points and ideas.
I absolutely love this part of being a district councillor. So good being able to listen and help people - although we are not always able to do what we/they want to but on the whole it’s such a satisfying role to have 💙
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This list shows how long these products take to biodegrade😢
Comment below and suggest what sustainable alternatives you use.
Want to know more about Greys Court Cottages? The refurbishment was a 7 year labour of love and so we’re delighted that our guests love them so much. Our website tells the story... take a look. The link is in our bio.
1 67 hours ago
I have a lot of space in my heart, and in my life.
I just don't have any more energy for people who waste my time, or my love.
Yesterday you told us your favourite months, and the beautiful, floral months of May and June were the clear favourites 🌺 So in honour of that, we’re posting a photo of Snowshill on a chilly, frosty morning devoid of any colour... ❄️ ⛄️ 😂
Ok so it’s not the most fitting picture for the occasion, but does seeing a frosty scene like this change any one’s minds about winter? I do love the sound of frost crunching underfoot and I think it’s very pretty in its own way, especially when you’re in a place as gorgeous as Snowshill 💛
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Can you spot the little cast iron table and chairs in front of this house on Bourton-on-the-Water? Wouldn’t that just be the loveliest place to relax with a morning coffee? ☕
Sadly, that’s not on my agenda today. I’m on a mission to finish my spring clean - we still have a box of Christmas presents for the kids that need to find a cupboard to live in. Also, sometimes laundry with small children seems never-ending?! I know it will be such a good feeling once it’s all finished though and the weekend is in sight… wish me luck! 💛
Doesn’t this scene just sum up Cotswold life? 🌳
Whenever we’re out exploring the area, we always end up chatting to local Cotswolders, as walkers here will often say a cheery hello as you walk past. We met this gentleman whilst taking photos of Arlington Row in Bibury and enjoyed the usual English small talk about our dogs and the weather that day. After saying our goodbyes, he continued his walk straight down into the river before wading out of sight, his little dog’s head just managing to stay out of the water! 💛
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What’s your favourite month of the year? 🍂❄☀
I’m not completely sure which mine is (maybe May for spring flowers, or October for its autumnal colours?) but it’s definitely NOT January. Without Christmas to look forward to, I seem to suddenly notice the cold and winter starts to feel never-ending.
That said, I do love the late afternoon light that you get at this time of year. As we were leaving Bibury, the sun started to go down and the whole sky just popped with colour 🌅 These houses here are in Ablington, a sweet little village just a stone’s throw from Bibury. Unlike Bibury with its crowds of visitors, Ablington is a sleepy spot and its pretty houses have some wonderful views over the Coln valley. We only had time to hop out the car and take a few pictures as the sun was setting, but we’ll definitely be heading back to explore more and walk to Bibury along the River Coln.
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FRIDAY! Feeling very happy it’s the weekend tomorrow - I’m betting we’re not the only ones who found that week far too long?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Even more excitingly, it’s Amelia’s first ballet lesson in the morning! 🩰 Ok, so she’s not even two and can barely walk without falling over, BUT it’s going to be adorable. She has to take a teddy to dance with her - I’m not sure I’m going to be able to handle the cuteness overload 😂
Then we’re off to pretty Chipping Campden for lunch and a wander. Any recommendations? ❤️
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Would you rather live in a city or a village? 🌆🏡 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In lots of ways, we loved city life - the museums, galleries, shops, restaurants were all hard to leave behind when we left London two years ago. But now that we live in a rural village, we can’t imagine losing the space, the greenery and the feeling of community that we have here. What would you choose? 💛
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Kettle is boiling... Tea or coffee this Tuesday morning? ☕️ I adore that glowing yellow light in the cottages above.. and that inviting bench with a view! Wonder if they would mind me moving in? I don't take much room. Just need a cupboard with a packet of hob knobs. Love this by @joedanielprice
Now although this does look quintessentially English.. you may be surprised with a recent survey of the people that live in The Cotswolds! Recent DNA tests revealed they were collectively less than 50 per cent British, despite the majority of them believing they had no foreign blood.
A project that tested the DNA of nearly 120 residents in Bledington, Gloucestershire, found that despite the majority of residents – 56 per cent – thinking they wouldn’t see any results other than Great British, the village had genetic heritage spanning 18 separate global locations.
The test, which marks the first and largest project of its kind to test the DNA of a community of people in one concentrated area, found just 43 per cent of the DNA was Anglo Saxon, with not one participant’s DNA being 100 per cent British..
Do you know your DNA heritage? I have Irish, Italian, Welsh, and of course Viking bits... all sorts mixed in there.. so perhaps that's what being British means... a big collection of everyone from across the globe living in sponge cake happiness.
Great shot by @joedanielprice 🇬🇧 To be featured, follow and tag us. ‘Ta! 🇬🇧
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Last week we posted pictures of Cirencester’s town centre and the stunning church, St. John Baptist. Behind the church is the lovely Abbey Grounds. This phenomenal capture by @cotswold_scot shows the Church’s tower viewed at sunset from across the ground’s lake.