First stop was Bicester Village, rather grim in the rain, but I discovered a shop that actually seemed different from all the rest and made me feel excited (especially if I could half my age and weight, but hey ho):
|Mark Wootton was brilliant as Bottom|
We liked the jelly-bean bull in Selfridges but noticed some naughty people had picked the beans off his bottom:
The next day we drove on to Great Malvern which I've always loved. I like a place with slopes. We discovered the smallest theatre in the world where performances are given on demand (no booking necessary).
|The Theatre of Small Convenience is a converted Victorian gentleman's loo|
|The Children's Bookshop on the Toll Road|
I was happy because I got some nice old books about Sweden.
Really recommend this (on till Sept 4th).
|Nice notebooks that give a flavour of the exhibition|
All too soon, it was the M4 for us, complete with accident. But we had a brilliant time and quite took to the nomadic lifestyle.