for lunch we went to a touristy little town called bourton-on-the-water which had a shallow river and small footbriges, and plenty of green space amid the shopping. great place to have lunch and get trinkets for the kids, but far too commercial for my taste.
our last stop was upper and lower slaughter which was full of sheep! and slaughter apparently did not refer to the sheep, but to the muddy landscape. we wandered from upper to lower slaughter, watching the baby sheep bleating for their mamas. jane (our border collie) would have been in dog heaven! i wish we could have a few sheep here just to keep her busy. alas, our neighborhood covenants allow for horses, but no livestock of any kind.