See those blue skies? The weather did slowly get better for us, brightening up our Instagram moments. And luckily, it was on the day that we visited Bourton-on-the-Water, which has to be one of the prettiest villages you could imagine.
It also calls itself the Venice of the Cotswolds, which made us laugh as Stockholm is often referred to as the Venice of the North. “Now we’ve been to these two, do we need to bother with the real Venice…?”
After a cream tea and just when the boys we were antsy, we discovered this Mini outside the Cotswold Motoring Museum.
And Brum. The boys have never seen the programme but were quite happy to pose next to him. And also again inside the museum, which was small and charming and had fun activities for children. If you have car-obsessed children, it is a super way to while away an hour or so.
We had arrived in Bourton early at around 10am on Sunday. By the time we left the museum at lunch time, the village was packed, swarming with tourists. If you’re go to visit, I recommend going early before the hordes descend from their tourist buses.
After Bourton, we visited Cheltenham. We found some parking that seemed pretty reasonably priced, which surprised us. But the town also did too. All we could find was the standard high street fare and all we wanted was a good lunch spot. Just when we were going to give up, we turned a corner and found the main part of the town.
The next day I took a total of zero pictures since we stopped at Bicester Village for a spot of shopping on our way home. We finished off with food at Farmshop, a restaurant from Soho House. My all day egg dish was superb and the boys enjoyed their kids’ dishes (with massive servings of the best chips – sadly, they could only eat a few and we had to finish those off).
I accidentally managed to buy a Michael Kors bag, but the leather was so soft and smelled so good and light grey is a good neutral colour to match with and it was perfect for our trip to London and… and…
So, next stop, London.