7 February 2011

Henley on Thames

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on sunday, we woke up at the crack of dawn, to go car booting {about which, I will do another post after this one!} and after we had emptied our pockets and filled our boot...we went adventuring with the hired car...into the countryside.

Our aim was to go to Henley-on-Thames, however, after a slight navigational malfunction {i blame ipad} we circumnavigated Oxfordshire. After a few hours, when came full circle, we ended up at our destination.

On the way, we found this beautiful woodlands carpeted in Beech leaves.

just down the road from here is actual Henley-on-Thames

we saw lots of tiny houses, but not many tiny people.

and some bigger houses.

and, in case you didn't know, Henley is famous as the home of the Henley Royal {Rowing} Regatta, which is all very laadidaa and involves consuming lots of Pimms and cucumber sandwiches, and wattling on about olympic medals and such.

and its also the home to some very well fed water foul that hang around the riverside pub.

and a boat from Mississippi {apparently}

but we couldn't miss the unmistakable smell of junk, and were thus led here...

a tiny wonky Tudor building, crammed to the rafters with glorious junk!
Alas, we did not buy anything here though., but was almost in tears to leave behind that tricycle...it was made for me, but Nao pulled me away just as i was about to test drive...sniff sniff...

after all that adventure, we couldn't possibly feed ourselves...so we arrived at the pub {a new discovery in Forest Hill} and had roast dinner {I had the veggie option of course} and it was deeeelicious.

On a completely different note... a massive thank you and a hello to all the people that joined up with me on facebook! Such lovely messages from you guys, i nearly blubbed! I will defiantly use it more often now. X