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August 13th 2009
Published: September 1st 2009
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Ok, bare with me, I'm trying to be creative in my pictures..... Here we have a stream that runs in front of some beautiful houses...
Today we were supposed to go into London but we kind of woke up late and the weather was if so we decided to go visiting places closer to home. First we set of to a little village called Castle Combe - although its called Castle Combe, there's no castle, but it is considered England's most picturesque villages in England. It really was a beautiful village & guess what, the sun came out as soon as we got there! After having a walking around and having a pint in one of the pubs, we head off to Bath. Its a nice city with many shops and a few street performers playing music. I would have loved to go and see the Roman Baths but there was too many people by the entrance trying to go in... Bath is also home to famous author Agatha Christie and I think the writer of Alice in wonderland was from there or spent some time there because we saw quite a few statues of the animal people.... After finding my cannoli molds (do you believe it, there's no italian bakeries around here so like everything else, I have to make everything myself !!!) and having
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A side walk by the stream....
a pint in one of pubs we head of to Stonehenge! I was quite surprised to see that there are 2 major roads that go by - one of the roads is actually about 4 feet from one of the stones!!! It makes you wonder how it was created and how the massive stones we brought over from Wales to create Stonehenge. Unlike the stones from the circle in Avebury ( one of my previous trips) which were thought to have a sexual meaning to them, Stonehenge has to do with the solar system (the sun and the moon). He had such a great day and believe it or not greg has never been to any of the places we visited today so it made all more fun experiencing it together. I hope you enjoy the pictures!


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Lovely houses by the stream... I want the one in the corner, but really, I would accept anyone of these houses!
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another of my creative moments... That is actually an original window - at least a few hundred years old!
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more homes.... Most of these house are classed as Grade II listed homes which mean that they can't change anything on the outside, it has to retain the original look. (can we say very expensive?!?!?)
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The original doorbell of a cottage....
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A memorial area for some of the people from the village that died during either world war 1 or world war 2.
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Here is the Market cross and right by the middle pilar you can see a water pump. It was built in the 14th century.... appearantly, the movie Starbust was filmed in this village!
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I'm not too sure what this is, but it';s very very old!!!
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Taking a well needed break....
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A church
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more houses... wouldn't you love to live in this house?!?!?!
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The High Street, what a view....
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Greg taking a break....
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a pooch taking a break....
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another house along the way, Greg really likes this house, I wouldn't complain if he bought it.....
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Still being artistic...
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Me & my little car!!!
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Here we are in Bath, yay, we're in the city!!!!
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some shops....
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The Abbey ...


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