Rugby, Leamington and a few other places

The fields in England are a nice change for the eyes as so much of the country is built up.
We spent a few nights at the Merchant drinking red wine.
Most of the time we had blue skies and sun. This is one of the two main streets in town, Sheep Street.
On the bus to Leamington we passed a few thatch roof houses. Cute!
Lovely weather in Leamington.
Just as we got off the bus we bumped into Earlsdon Morris - they dance with clogs (träskor)!
More majestetic stone buildings.
For lunch we went to Wetherspoons. I ate the chicken tikka masala which was a dream.
Daniel ate ribs (haha, no surprise).
Houses by the river running through Jephson Gardens.
Back in Rugby in the evening as the sun was setting.
After Rugby and our day trips to Leamington, Coventry and Birmingham we took the train up to Crewe. Our lovely family friends, Patrick and Monica, graciously let us stay in their house in Nantwich. 
We had a few drinks when we arrived. The next day we spent in Manchester before our AMAZING meal the same evening. The following day we took the train down to Birmingham again and flew home in a mini-plane (with BMI).
A lovely trip.
- Nastasja

Rugby - day two

We did a lot of walking about and this place just looked so nice.
The Rugby Hotel.
We went to visit my cousin and her family at my uncle's house. My cousin Mercedes with her lovely little girl Lillie-May.
Mercedes and her boyfriend's son, Oakley - so cute!
'Lillster' has learned how to clap her hands!
My uncle Marcel with his grandson.
This my Nan, my Grandmother. Mrs Woon. She is one of the most incredible people that I have ever met and she still teaches me new things. She is always right, atleast until she is proven otherwise, haha. The water has to be actually boiling when we make the tea otherwise it isn't right. There are bigger serving spoons to be used instead of the normal ones. She always watches the TV series Bones, NCIS and Criminal Minds. She cooks the most amazing food. She taught us how to sew when we were young. We have always been allowed to help cook. And just everything is special with her. Even though it takes a bit of effort to get in a word edgeways with her (<3 haha), we had a lovely week in her flat. THANK YOU, NAN!
One of the beautiful buildings on High Street.
We didn't get round to eating any fish and chips, but this old place brings back memories.
We had lunch in town one day. I had a baked spud with butter, cheese, cottage cheese and baked beans. Daniel had a cheeseburger from the wagon next door.
Fresh cuts on the square. Meat from the locals! 
We went back to the Webb Ellis rugby shop so that Daniel could buy a ball (not this one though). They keep them really cheap in the shop as they are made there and are an icon for the town.
Rugby School.
- Nastasja

Rugby - day one

A few weeks ago we started off our trip to England with a shrimp ceaser salad at Landvetter aiport. Yum yum!

We arrived at my Grandmother's flat and ate tea and chatted before we went to bed. When we got up the next morning we were served breakfast (Cumberland sausages, egg, bacon, and for me - beans and tomatoes, for Daniel - toast). Tea with a little milk jug to go with it.
It was in the town of Rugby where my mum and her siblings grew up, that the sport rugby football was created by William Webb Ellis. He attended Rugby School, one of England's most prestigious schools where people like the author of Alice in Wonderland, C.S Lewis also went. When Webb Ellis was playing football he picked up the ball and ran with it - from there rugby was invented.
We visited the museum and the Webb Ellis rugby shop where they make the balls in the building. 
The shop a few doors down, the Rugby Tap, had a fun selection of beers and for those who like it - whisky.
In all the years I have visited I have never taken any photos of the buildings. And they really are so lovely. 
Daniel pointed out to me that they put these spikes on lamps like this to keep the birds from sitting on them. Just a bit harsh....
The classic food wagons. Jacket potatoes (bakpotatis) with all the trimmings, or burgers and sausages in the other. Woop!
My beloved travel companion.
Everywhere was so green and the flowers were everywhere.
We spent many minutes in the Poundland shops around the area - everything is 99 pence (~10kr), haha.
We had lunch at the little café in Caldecott Park. Cheap as chips. 
The town centre. The clock tower.
We peeked about in most of the charity shops. Everything is so cheap there!
More red brick <3
And chimneys.
On the way to Aunty Eve's house we stumbled upon a graveyard with war graves.
A group of Rugby School students in their uniforms. 
The beautiful trees on Richmond Road.
There are more pictures to come!
- Nastasja

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