Holidays 9.18
  • Aging Awareness Day
  • Air Force Day
  • Cheeseburger Day
  • Chiropractic Founder’s Day
  • Day of National Music (Azerbaijan)
  • Feast of Ceres (Roman Goddess of Agriculture & Grain Crops)
  • Festival of Inner Worlds
  • Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day
  • Independence Day (a.k.a. Dieciocho, Chile; 1st Gov’t Junta, 1818)
  • Island Language Day
  • Kasteilet (Dividing of the Cheese; Switzerland)
  • National Chocolate Day
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • National Play-Doh Day
  • National Respect! Day
  • National Women’s Friendship Day
  • Scouring of the White Horse (Wantage, Berkshire, UK)
  • World Bamboo Day
  • World Water Monitoring Day

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White Horse and Oxfordshire, 16 September

After waking up in Wantage, we headed out towards the White Horse, one of the many chalk horses carved into the hillsides in England. This particular one in Oxfordshire is the oldest and from the top of the hill there you can theoretically see pretty much all of Oxfordshire. I say “theoretically” because it was foggy and the entire countryside seemed to be made out of soup.

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Of course, the entirety of Oxfordshire also appears to be under roadway construction projects as well. We got lost coming out of Uffington, the town of the White Horse (and I no longer trust my map’s scale because it said that Uffington and Wantage were the same size, yet Wantage is home to eleven thousand people and Uffington is home to 715. This is the same map that says the town where we’re staying is bigger than both Uffington and Wantage, yet Brecon only houses seven thousand). Because of the roadwork, we found ourselves circumnavigating the city of Oxford and then promptly ending up in a rabbit’s warren of bizarre hideaway streets that were generally best left to either taxis, busses, or motorcyclists, but not general car drivers. We only put up with that headache for a tiny bit and then headed back out into the countryside, where there was yet more roadwork. 

Holidays 9.18
  • Aging Awareness Day
  • Air Force Day
  • Cheeseburger Day
  • Chiropractic Founder’s Day
  • Day of National Music (Azerbaijan)
  • Feast of Ceres (Roman Goddess of Agriculture & Grain Crops)
  • Festival of Inner Worlds
  • Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day
  • Independence Day (a.k.a. Dieciocho, Chile; 1st Gov’t Junta, 1818)
  • Island Language Day
  • Kasteilet (Dividing of the Cheese; Switzerland)
  • National Chocolate Day
  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • National Play-Doh Day
  • National Respect! Day
  • National Women’s Friendship Day
  • Scouring of the White Horse (Wantage, Berkshire, UK)
  • World Bamboo Day
  • World Water Monitoring Day
Welcome to Wantage, 15-16 September

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After driving the entire day away, we found ourselves in the town of Wantage, Oxfordshire.

After getting sufficiently lost and cornered in a Sainsbury’s parking lot, we asked a nice man in a Batman shirt driving a BMW if there was anywhere to stay. He offered to show us the way to a B&B, which was regrettably full, but he instead suggested the Bear Hotel in the centre of Wantage. 

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Also in the centre of Wantage is the statue dedicated to King Alfred the Great (born 849 AD) as he was born in Wantage.

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Our hotel seems to be quite satisfactory (especially given the highly decent Wi-Fi that’s allowing me to post things finally) and we had dinner in the hotel restaurant, which is the best rated restaurant in the entire town.

After dinner, we returned to the room and I attempted to call my grandmother over FaceTime (Dear Apple, you may have your flaws, but free wifi calling is not one of them), only to have my mother plunge us into blackness when she turned off the hall light. Once we got everything sorted out, we had a lovely chat with the grandparents, who happen to be in Prague.

We wandered around the centre of Wantage after that, through the church grounds and around the market square.

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For being a rather small town, they do have quite a few pubs all within a block of each other. Like, seven on the main square. We still have yet to enter a pub, to the chagrin of my lovely other father, who sent us a series of disappointed emojis after we told him that. 

UK Week II - Road Trip

After our first week in London we headed to Oxford for a bit of family time for both Em and I. We picked up our rental car in Oxford, a tiny Citroen C1 we grew rather fond of during our three weeks of road tripping. She even picked up the nickname Clem and became a very useful travel buddy for the two of us! I gave Em a free tour of Wantage, showed her all the sites but unfortunately the museum was closed, so learning about the very important history of the town will have to wait for another visit. We based ourselves at Grans house in East Hanney, but at this point Em and I split up for a night so she could go visit her aunt and uncle and I could spend some quality time with Gran. I also managed to visit one of the thousand hairdressers in Wantage and got, what felt like, all my hair chopped off.

We managed to meet up with Storm at the Pitt Rivers museum in Oxford - a place where I had been before on a thousand school trips and had a vivid memory of the shrunken heads there. We played a game with Storm’s kids in the museum (although I think the game was more for Storm) then we headed back to her house for some wine and a BBQ. She was reluctant to trust me with the tongs and the hot BBQ - not quite able to squash her nanny instincts on my clumsiness.

From the Wantage/Oxford area our next stop was Edinburgh. The seven hour drive was the first big test for the tiny car that we would later push to the limits. She passed with flying colours and survived the M6, although my heart stopped every time we passed a truck. We were very fortunate to be staying with my friend Aisleen’s family in the heart of the city and were very close to lots of Fringe Festival shows. They were very generous and let us use their house as a base while we explored other parts of Scotland during the week we spent up North. We watched a couple of Fringe shows but my favourite was definitely the Disney princess Cabernet show which was both hilarious and very clever. Em was also able to visit her friend Rachel who she used to work with at a pub in England and now lives just outside of Edinburgh. She was very helpful and tried to guide us towards her favourite sites in Scotland although she had so many it was hard to narrow down what we wanted to see!

Whilst staying in Edinburgh we thought it would be a good idea to see a bit more of Scotland and so went on a couple of road trips in little Clem. First trip was St Andrews via the coastal road to see Em’s friend Sam who has just moved there for university. The coastal road may have taken double the time but it was totally worth it to see a more rugged side of Scotland than we had had gotten used to in Edinburgh. Although it rained pretty much the whole time we managed to catch some glimpses of the view - but hey, the rain is all part of the Scottish experience. We also did a massive road trip to Fort William from Edinburgh the next day, taking a beautiful road through the highlands and past some very picturesque lochs. I was aiming to see the castle that was used in the show ‘Monarch of the Glen’ that we Asquith’s used to watch every Sunday night but unfortunately we only managed a glimpse of the beautiful building from across the loch as it was private property and we could not get even slightly close to it.

Our final big road trip was the route we took down to Gloucestershire from Edinburgh via Country Durham and the Yorkshire Dales. This route took us down the complete opposite side of the country but we had gotten used to driving and we did not feel like being on a motorway at all. We stopped for lunch at a pub and drove through many places I had been to as a child. It was quite a nostalgic road trip but also a fairly dangerous one, as true to form in the north of England it absolutely poured with rain for most of the drive. We were surprised at how well our little car coped but were very relieved when we arrived safely albeit quite late at Gagly and Grandpas house in Chipping Camden.

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