A visit to the North Cotswolds – worth the trip

Muppet here, standing in for Rufus…I am a black Labrador who lives in the North Cotswolds and who is looked after, ummm well that’s what they think, by the Trotter family, not a biscuit all weekend…looked after huh!

Muppet's house

Boys went off to play club rugby on Sunday, a try was scored, and the girls, Xanthe, Lou and Annie took me for a fine trudge through the mud, Conor decided the Red Lion and the Sunday papers were a better option so declined the offer of sensible boots and Barbour.  Conor did take a trip a little later, want a laugh, check it out on YouTube…

Me looking out for the pub.....crisps beckon...

The march took us through the fields behind my home which is on Vicarage Lane in Long Compton just 1.30 hours from London, unless Conor and Annie are in charge of directions!  All fab, like you Rufus I was looking forward to the after-walk pub with crisp strewn floors, superb to have some grub on the horizon, with no treats at home these days it is small wonder I am always hungry, woof.

Annie and Xanthe chilling out in a great Cotswolds barn

Anyway I digress, the walk rose sharply past billions of ripe Sloes, I ate the last of the Blackberries off the bush and decided to try a Sloe, yuk, don’t do it Rufie they are grim, grim, grim.   The walk was a neat and not challenging circular ending at the Red Lion pub, which I was not taken to, thanks a lot guys, but which, by all accounts was excellent fun, apparently a YouTube video of a classic Conor incident will be linked here soonest.

Trotter family at the Red Lion in Long Compton

One Response

  1. Muppet,

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend, it was very good to see you again. Just a small point, I didn’t go to the pub to escape Annie and Weasel’s military pace romp through the local countryside, I actually worked for about an hour on a news story in that day’s Sunday Times. Once done, I did indeed enjoy a few pints of Hooky. Say hi from me to the family, woof woof!


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