September 26- The Honda returns

A Visit to Bourton-on-the-Water

Hello for 1066 – A Medieval Mosaic

I got up early and went out to feed the chooks and the other animals. Just after 10 am we received a phone call from the garage to say that the car was ready. Such a surprise! We drove into Oxford to get the car, going first to the car hire place where a young man drove us into Oxford so that we could pick up our car. The bill was very acceptable and the car sounds better than it has sounded in ages. The funny thing is that we have been to two garages in the last year complaining about the noise and no one has been able to work out what it is. Now we realise that it was the air conditioning which finally stopped working in June. That noise has now gone and the car sounds great. It is still revving too low but we are pleased to have it back and be driving an automatic again. Driving a manual was a bit of an effort as Mike probably hasn’t driven one in 20 years.

By mid-afternoon, we decided to go to Stow-on-the-Wold to go to Tesco’s superstore for some food. Bourton-on-the-Water has a laundrette so we called there first and managed to get a big load washed and dried before driving on up the road. Mike took Beth for a long walk around the village while I did the washing and chatted to the two ladies working in Mary’s Laundry. It is a wonderful little village full of lovely shops, cafes, restaurants and guesthouses. The River Windrush goes right through the village too and it is very picturesque.

We spent the evening working on the blog. The older cat is taking more notice of us but the younger one is still not happy with us.