England, my England

I’m still away in England, so thought it was appropriate to show you some of the sights that make me sigh.

Cream tea in a lush, green garden

And thatched cottages from a bygone era.

Cottage copy

My sister lives in a quaint old village

With lanes full of houses dating back

To Shakespeare’s time.

Old street

And last but not least, how I love

The rolling golden countryside

Of the South Downs!

Scenery

For more charming places, please visit: Our World.

I’m still away so won’t be able to visit. Back very soon!

69 responses

  1. What a lovely village! And lucky you to be staying there. Have a wonderful time!

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    July 29, 2013 at 14:26

  2. bliss!

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    July 29, 2013 at 14:37

  3. This was just a visual treat…keep bringing the love.

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    July 29, 2013 at 15:21

  4. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to be charmed by an old English village like this one! It brings back such wonderful memories of our two trips there to visit our friends who lived near and took us to the South Downs. I especially love the thatched roof – the cottage of my dreams has one. πŸ™‚ Nice job capturing the seagull as s/he flew through the frame in your second photo!

    Enjoy the rest of your visit!

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    July 29, 2013 at 15:37

    • Wow, three little letters can make all the difference. That first sentence should have read, “It would be extremely difficult… NOT to be charmed by an old English village”!!! I think I might need caffeine. πŸ˜‰

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      July 29, 2013 at 15:38

  5. it looks like a cool place to me…so much history as well…love the architecture as we def dont see that as much….

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    July 29, 2013 at 16:05

  6. Wonderful shots, you caught the atmosphere perfectly πŸ™‚

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    July 29, 2013 at 16:50

  7. charming!

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    July 29, 2013 at 17:05

  8. love that last view!

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    July 29, 2013 at 17:06

  9. sylviakirk

    I love your pics for the day!! What a delightful place! Enjoy!! Thanks for sharing the fun!

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    July 29, 2013 at 17:10

  10. lisaelskerarvid

    πŸ˜ƒSΓ₯ herlige bilderπŸ˜ƒvakkertπŸ˜ƒ

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    July 29, 2013 at 17:14

  11. Hello Lady Fi!
    The beautiful, romantic images.
    England is my next dream.
    I send greetings from distant Polish.
    Lucia

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    July 29, 2013 at 17:26

  12. I love the street scene. I lived in England for a couple of years when I was young and I have loved those villages ever since. I’m glad you are having a good time with your sister.

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    July 29, 2013 at 18:09

  13. Shakespeare’s time – that is so amazing! The oldest buildings in our part of the world aren’t even 150 years old.

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    July 29, 2013 at 18:21

  14. Such splendid sights, and the thought of cream tea make my dream of traveling to England even more vivid!

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    July 29, 2013 at 18:24

  15. Lovely! Looks like a place I would love to visit!

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    July 29, 2013 at 18:57

  16. Quaint is the perfect word for that village. It is so charming and lovely! Hope you’re having a good time πŸ™‚

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    July 29, 2013 at 20:09

  17. Lovely sharing. Thanks (as they say in English:-)
    Aloha

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    July 29, 2013 at 20:29

  18. Don

    Beautiful architecture and landscape. The wonder that is England.

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    July 29, 2013 at 21:11

  19. Not a part of the countryside I know – thank you for showing it to us!

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    July 29, 2013 at 21:55

  20. Hope you had a wonderful visit here. Love the thatched cottage. Hope you haven’t been caught up in the heavy rain we have had lately. All the best!

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    July 29, 2013 at 22:03

  21. How wonderful it must be to live in one of those little magical cottages.

    I fee the same way as you, Lady Fi.

    I can NEVER get enough of England!

    I’ve always wanted to visit Bath. Xx

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    July 29, 2013 at 22:28

  22. What an amazing village!! Wow! And the countryside is delightful. Definitely looks like a place you’d miss when you left. πŸ™‚

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    July 29, 2013 at 22:29

  23. Must be heaven on earth being there.
    Beautiful sights πŸ™‚

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    July 29, 2013 at 22:56

  24. Oh, what a beautiful village your sister lives in! I am not surprised you love the look of it. I’m so glad you are enjoying your trip and hope the bad weather is passing you by!

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    July 29, 2013 at 23:38

  25. What a beautiful village this is.
    I just love those roofs.

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    July 29, 2013 at 23:54

  26. Pat

    Such a lovely village!

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    July 30, 2013 at 00:04

  27. What spectacular aechitecture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    July 30, 2013 at 01:23

  28. Just marvellous images Fi – you’ve captured so beautifully the essence of England. Thank you for sharing – I’ll endeavour to stop drooling!!

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    July 30, 2013 at 01:48

  29. Thanks for sharing your trip with us – marvellous olde worlde looking – hopefully modernised a little bit for modern living.
    Take care
    Cathy
    visiting from Our World

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    July 30, 2013 at 02:07

  30. I’d love to go on a bicycle ride in that setting!

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    July 30, 2013 at 03:36

  31. Beautiful place. Very unique architecture for buildings.

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    July 30, 2013 at 03:57

  32. Oh, I can see why you sigh!
    K

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    July 30, 2013 at 04:21

  33. Rahul

    Lovely visuals!

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    July 30, 2013 at 05:07

  34. Wow that first one looks like our houses of old, and at the tip of our country of some difficult to reach islands are stone houses like that one but with very thick walls because they are literally in the typhoon path. I guess those type of roof is changed very often. Maybe it lasts longer in temperate countries like yours.

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    July 30, 2013 at 07:29

  35. I loved the English countryside and quaint villages-so historic. You have got to go to visit Scotland, too!!!

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    July 30, 2013 at 07:32

  36. Looks a beautiful village to live. last view is such amazing.

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    July 30, 2013 at 08:35

  37. Home, sweet home!

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    July 30, 2013 at 09:06

  38. How I love it! So beautiful. I just cam back from holidays, but seeing your pictures, I already got wanderlust …

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    July 30, 2013 at 09:43

  39. Absolutely charming and elegantly looking village from the bygone era! Love the countryside shot.
    Have a great time in England.

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    July 30, 2013 at 10:17

  40. Wonderful place, beautiful photos:) Greetings

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    July 30, 2013 at 11:11

  41. Wonderful place, beautiful photos:) I am greeting

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    July 30, 2013 at 11:12

  42. Utrolig sjarmerende … ha en fortsatt fin ferie!

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    July 30, 2013 at 11:47

  43. That’s real England which I imagined πŸ™‚ How beautiful city is

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    July 30, 2013 at 12:15

  44. Give me cream tea anytime! Lovely images!

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    July 30, 2013 at 12:38

  45. Charming indeed! Enjoy your holiday!

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    July 30, 2013 at 13:27

  46. Hudson Howl

    It boggles the mind, the reams of history which has unfolded in this island country and the depth to which it has influenced the world as we know it. Still, the patina of centuries shines through the brightest. Quint, quiet and charming. The moss on wood shakes, half buried stone fence rows the remnants of waves to which peasant farms drowned in. I can hear the echoes of your steps on stone paths and walks, blend in with those William Shakespeare……..when you England, you really do England!

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    July 30, 2013 at 14:41

  47. That has to be Sussex…. I just tell

    Mollyxxx

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    July 30, 2013 at 18:14

  48. Calm! Calm! Don’t rush. Take your time to enjoy the villages, the fields, the teas, the pubs, the…oh, I hate you, I hate you, I hate you. πŸ˜‰

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    July 30, 2013 at 20:32

  49. How lovely of your sister to move somewhere like this -;>)…such a perfect place, like something out of a nursery tale. Anyplace would be a good one to have a cream tea (in my opinion) but it would be magic here.

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    July 31, 2013 at 02:12

  50. I once dreamed of living someplace like this. Now I’ll just hope to visit it someday…and hope it’s a long visit!

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    July 31, 2013 at 06:47

  51. Splendid sights!! thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

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    July 31, 2013 at 07:32

  52. Glad that you’re having a great time in England. I can’t help but notice the net on the thatched roof (first photo). We have lots of thatched huts in my country and sometimes we also put nets on the roof to keep them from being damaged by strong winds.

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    July 31, 2013 at 10:40

  53. That’s awesome! I can’t believe they still live in houses like that!

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    July 31, 2013 at 12:19

  54. Anonymous

    What a lovely place! Take plenty of pictures!! Cheers, Danette

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    July 31, 2013 at 17:32

  55. imac

    Wonderful , my friend, we have been away too.

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    July 31, 2013 at 17:39

  56. Thanks for making me sigh, too! I love English cottages and quaint villages. Your photos are lovely as usual. Enjoy the visit with your sister.

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    July 31, 2013 at 18:31

  57. how gorgeous! really! excuse the lower case. caps are hard with a broken hand.

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    July 31, 2013 at 20:55

  58. Jim

    Indeed! What a beautiful village with a ton of history!! Lovely shots Fiona!!

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    August 1, 2013 at 00:30

  59. Pat

    beautiful and historical at the same time! Very nice…

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    August 1, 2013 at 23:37

  60. Fantastic! There are times when I miss the English countryside with fields that go on forever, hedgerows full of wild blackberries, thatched cottages, pretty little villages and a cream tea in the local tea room. Your photos are a step back in time for me. I really need to get back to England for a visit πŸ™‚

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    August 2, 2013 at 00:37

  61. JM

    Look at that street! Is there anything lovlier than that?!

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    August 2, 2013 at 17:05

  62. Your photos are wonderful, Fi!

    Thanks for offering to handle OWT! Thank you! I replied today.

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    August 4, 2013 at 04:00

  63. In England I was only once, and then only in London. I do know not English countryside and how I can see from your photos it is wonderful.

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    August 4, 2013 at 14:21

  64. Beautiful village…right out of a storybook. How wonderful for you to visit there. I bet this is the sister that doesn’t wear shoes:)

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    August 5, 2013 at 06:14

  65. I love the last photo with its image composition, the tones and this wonderful atmosphere : )

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    August 5, 2013 at 09:29

  66. j’aime bien ce style

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    August 5, 2013 at 10:02

  67. How I would love to walk these streets and country lanes. Such delightful scenes!

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    August 11, 2013 at 07:02

  68. Beautiful series, very nice old houses and photos, the second is my favorite photo from this post, wonderful light colors and view

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    August 11, 2013 at 07:36

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