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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

the further adventures of Nigel (Saturday and Sunday)


Nigel the Charity Pig enjoys a final weekend of holiday-making in Stratford-upon-Avon, starting with the next to last of the yummy breakfasts at the Adelphi. Nigel wonders about all the pork on the plate, though:

And then it was off for some final touring of the Cotswolds. In the village Wootton Wawen, just a few miles from Stratford, is St. Peter’s, a Saxon-era church:


The ladies at St. Peter’s were getting the church ready for their harvest festival. Nigel hopes pork is not going to be on the menu here:

Then it was off to the village of Henley in Arden, which is so unbe-freakin’-lievably quaint:

But what Henley is really famous for is ice cream:

Mmm, so many flavours! Which to choose?

(I had one scoop of apple-and-cinnamon and one scoop of clotted-cream. Delish!)

In the evening, it was back to the Dirty Duck for one last bout of eating, drinking, people watching, and friend making. No, that’s not Bob Hoskins, but FlickFilosopher.com reader teddestratford with Nigel at the Duck:

On Sunday, we took one last stroll around Stratford. On the waterside of the river Avon, with the lovely patio of the Dirty Duck in the background:

And a last cream tea:

Then it was off to the airport for the trip home:

Nigel is carryon:

so he doesn’t need a passport.

Not the overhead bin!

Okay, he gets to travel in style:

(A bit more with Nigel.)

And Nigel’s adventures in New York are about to begin…

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  • Oh, that last line made me smile. I was wondering if we would get to hear about how Nigel adapts to life in the big city!

  • Grinebiter

    Do let us know if all the local pigs swoon over his British accent………

  • LaSargenta

    Will he hit the East Village and get some ink? All that pristine pink piggie flesh…

  • Mimi

    Sigh. Go again, please. It’s the next best thing to MY going!

    Where did you eat all the cream teas? Look lovely.

  • Nigel wonders about all the pork on the plate, though…

    That’s right. Give the poor creature a Soylent Green moment. I’m surprised you didn’t lend him a book entitled To Serve Pigs.

    The Flick Filosopher is indeed a harsh mistress…

  • Dan

    Thanks for the travelogue! I always find it interesting to hear what foreigners think of Britain, and it makes a change to see an American venturing beyond London! It sounds like you’re in love with the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire region, though, so have you ever considered venturing further south (Devon/Cornwall) or up north? Scotland, even?

    Personally, I have never seen the point in going back to somewhere you’ve been before, particularly as it costs so much to travel abroad and the $/£ exchange rate is so poor for you.

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