These are photos from my 05 Christmas trip. I know, I know, it was six months ago.
I love English villages. When I am not touring English villages, I am reading about English villages in my British Cozy murder mysteries. The murder plot is always such a detraction from the description of the villages.
There is nothing, NOTHING, in my country to compare with the beauty of a historic English village. These photos are from the Cotswolds, the most picturesque villages in England (arguably) are found in this area.
It's not just the cobblestoned streets and the honey-coloured stone, the gardens, the horses, the tea shops serving fresh baked scones. When you go in the winter, the weather is also a bonus. There are flowers blooming. You can walk outside.
Year-round gardening and hiking... the perfect society, I say!
Now these are a wee bit boring if you aren't as fond of English villages as I am.