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Shakespeare's House

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Brad called & woke me up at 6.30 am... looked outside and there was snow on the cars and rooves.... so pretty. Today was 3 degrees but minus 3 with the wind chill. Stephen and Michele had things to do today so we were entertaining ourselves. We had a lazy start and Nathan did some homework. It was freezing out today and so cold that Nathan just wanted to come home.

We walked around Holy Trinity Church looking for Shakespeare's grave. Didn’t find it, but had fun reading the headstones. Found out later that it is inside the church. Bought some duck food for 50p ($1.15) and fed all the swans, ducks and geese.

Then into the info centre and booked our bus ticket to London on the National Express Coach for 13 pound 50 for both of us. Got it heaps cheaper because booking 3 days in advance ($31). Went for a hot chocolate at Costa’s in a lovely Tudor building. Changed $200 Aus to 79 pounds, bought a vegetable pastie and then went through Shakespeare’s birthplace 9 pounds ($21). Lovely home from the 1500s &#8211; crooked walls, stone floors and period furniture. Youngest children slept in a trundle (trunkle bed) until old enough to handle a candle in their parents room and then up to 4 of them share a largish single bed.

We then walked around the markets and then past Garrick’s Inn, Nash’s house, the Alms houses and Hall’s Croft back to the river. We went and did a brass rubbing for 7 pounds 50p ($17) of the Earl of Warwick from 1406. We were so cold when we got home that I had to put my feet on the central heating pipes for ages. Called Lavinia in London and arranged to have dinner Monday night. Went to the local for a drink and then home for Coq au Vin.

Feeding the ducks

Feeding the ducks


Nath with his following

Nath with his following


Trying to warm Nath with hot chocolate

Trying to warm Nath with hot chocolate


Shakespeares House

Shakespeares House


Shakespeares House

Shakespeares House


Market Square

Market Square


Market Square

Market Square


Stratford

Stratford


Stratford

Stratford

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in United Kingdom

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