Monday, 11 June 2012

Stratford Weekend

We finally managed to reach Stratford Upon Avon on Friday despite sitting in two hours of solid traffic jam on the M40.  Saturday was very pleasant, wandering around town dipping in and out of interesting shops and sitting by the river a while.  I tucked Mr Jones and Philpot into my rucksack and took him with us so that he could also enjoy some photo opportunities!

He made some new friends - Hamlet above tried to teach him a few things about Shakespeare!  I am amazed how these street performers can hold their positions for so long in their statue guise!
These magnificent boats are so colourful and their owners friendly and sharing! They didnt mind at all if a certain little bear took a seat on their boat.  It must be wonderful to own one of these vessels.

Of course Mr Jones had to ask if he could hop on one of the fairground horse.  Luckily for him it was early in the day and the carousel hadnt started operating yet! 

Bears are very fond of sweets and Mr Jones is no exception!  This wonderful old fashioned sweet shop was packed with hundreds of different varieties of sweets in big glass bottles. We could both have stayed there for hours just browsing.  However, the day was drawing to a close and we had to get back to our hotel.

We rested our weary legs for a while before dinner.  Mr jones, Philpot and I settled down on the wooden bench in the gardens looking at the old flower book that I had found in the antique market whilst Alan was more energetic and tried out the swimming pool and sauna in the hotel.  It was agreed that the day had been very enjoyable for all members of the party!


  1. Now Mr. Jones and Pilpot looked like they really enjoyed their holiday with you. See how much fun you have when you take your bears with you?

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence ♥

  2. Oh, Mr Jones! How ever did Sue manage to get you out of that sweetie shop? I'd have moved in permanently. Yummy!
    Trumble xxx

  3. Well, Trumble I did make it very difficult for her to move me - I wanted to stay there FOREVER!
    Mr Jones xxx

  4. Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures!!!