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Sunshine in England!

Posted by celiahukins on 13/08/2009

View from the Izaak Walton Hotel

Anne Hathaway's cottage

I’m back in England for the summer while our clients enjoy the Lodève sunshine – and the weather has been good there so far this summer. Amid the usual English rainy days we’ve been lucky to have 2 weekends away when the sun shone. One was to Stratford upon Avon where we saw the play Julius Caesar performed by the Royal Shakespeare company at the Courtyard theatre and did the usual tourist things of visiting the houses and gardens.

Shakespeare's birthplace garden
For the other weekend we stayed at the Isaac Walton Hotel in Dovedale – a lovely setting with pleasant views across the hills, but we agreed that they were really no better than the view from our garden in Lodève. The English food wasn’t too bad, but it’s strange having a large pot of weak coffee after your evening meal.

Here’s an evening photo taken in Lodeve for comparison.
View from Chez Hukins

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