Today has the potential to be a wonderful day: the sun is shining, I got my first payslip of the year (just about time!), received the latest Andante Travels brochure with a wide range of marvellous European and worldwide tours that set my imagination free whilst I was having a smoke in the garden, and later I will be going for a lovely walk with the boyfriend and the Italian lot. Moreover, yesterday me and the boyfriend planned an itinerary for mum’s visit to Warwickshire over Easter, and came out with quite a decent plan:
Day 1: Coventry: Herbert Museum&Art Gallery, Cathedral - we will be climbing the 180 steps of the old Cathedral’s St. Micheal’s Tower - Pic nic at the War Memorial Park.
Day 2: Birmingham city centre (Picture 5), walk by the Canal, BMAG - i.e. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - and possibly the Museum of the Jewellery quarter.
Day 3: Warwick and its wonderful castle (Picture 6), sitting on a bend of the river Avon. After that, grabbing some tea and stay over at one of the Charter House’s lovely medieval rooms (Picture 4) is an option I am deeply considering.
Day 5: Coventry: Lazy day, possibly accompanied by a walk down the Canal basin, quick tea by one of the pubs in the Medieval Spon Street and catch a play at the Herbert.
Day 6: Kenilworth castle & Elizabethan Garden (Picture 3), following ‘Clash of the Knights’ (Picture 2): a reenactment of medieval knights fighting for their honour in spectacular combat displays.
Day 7: London bruv! Mama Falanga’s first visit to London will include a walk in the city centre and visits to the main attractions with particular attention to the Tower of London.
Day 8: Coombe Country Park, with the lovely Coombe Abbey (Picture 1) sitting right in the middle. After a nice walk by pretty lakes and labyrinths, we will be having tea and cake at the Abbey - now a hotel - and find out more about its supposedly haunted history. I am really tempted by the medieval banquet with typical food and bards singing as you eat they offer, but I might save that for another occasion….
And that is all folks: I am honestly quite pleased with the programme so far, but if you feel like there is anything I shall be adding, feel free to PM me!