4 September 2021

Tugby

Well here we are in Las Vegas Tugby for our holiday away from home. Tugby is  a small village in Leicestershire some twelve miles east of the city of Leicester. See the middle house in the picture. That is where we are staying. It is called Chestnut Cottage and it is nice, clean, well-maintained  and spacious. Behind our rental home is the Norman tower of St Thomas a Becket Church. The cottage on the left was once the village smithy where the blacksmith worked on farm implements, horseshoes, hinges and general wrought ironwork.

Across the road from us is the village's little primary school that serves  nearby villages as well as Tugby. Just down the street is "The Fox and Hounds" pub where we have reserved a table for Sunday lunch. The pub is only open from Wednesday to Sunday but at least this village still has a pub - unlike so many other English villages in which hundreds of pub landlords and landladies gave up the ghost long ago.

Frances, Stewart and Phoebe arrived a few hours before us because Nurse Shirley was working till six yesterday. We arrived here bang on eight o'clock last night to be greeted by the aromas of a lovely Moroccan meal  that Frances and Stew had prepared for us. Little Phoebe was refusing to settle down to sleep and there were tiny baby tears on her cheeks so we brought her down to watch us eat.

I am looking forward to walking some paths I have never walked before and visiting towns I do not know like Uppingham, Market Harborough, Oakham and somewhere I have been before - Melton Mowbray which is famous for its pork pies. Oh we will be grand here in Tugby. Unlike Las Vegas, there are no casinos or neon lights but there is a path that leads over the fields to Rolleston and I shall go there.

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  1. It sounds delightful. I am enjoying your holiday already!

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    1. There'll be a few more posts from this neck of the woods JayCee. I bet you can't wait.

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  2. Do they play Rugby in Tugby?😊 I would definitely go a day trip for some of those pork pies in Melton Mowbray.

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    1. Tugby is a Rugby-free zone but you can play darts in the pub while munching on 180 Melton Mowbray pork pies.

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  3. Wonderful! New paths, great meals (both at the cottage and the pub), your nearest and dearest with you - what more could one want from a holiday. Nice weather will be a bonus for your walks. I am looking forward to your descriptions and pictures.

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  4. Looks idyllic, enjoy.
    Briony
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  5. I'm told that Melton Mowbray is quite lively on Saturday nights (advisable to wear full medical-grade PPE).

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  6. Schoolboy snigger at the village name Tugby.

    It was rather inconsiderate of Shirley to work so late and delay your arrival to Tugby but I suppose someone has to support your lavacious life style.

    Is there a blue faced clock in Tugby? Photo please and do enjoy the change of scenery.

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  7. Did you tell us why you chose Tugby for your holiday? If so, I can't remember.

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  9. My mum loved Melton Mowbray pies. The cottage is huge but I didn't realize you were there with your daughter's family. I'm sure you'll have some lovely walks and a good time. Don't forget to sing to Phoebe:)

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  10. Nothing like spending time in the country.

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  11. They are proud of their Norman clock tower, aren't they? (Presumably the clock was added later?) Looks like a nice escape and I look forward to hearing about your walks.

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  12. It looks like a very relaxing place and I'm always up for a pub!

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  13. It looks delightful, and I'm looking forward to your photos and walks.

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  14. You are a stone's throw from where Greg grew up and where his ashes now lie. Enjoy your break - there are some beautiful villages around there

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  15. MOroccan food sounds wonderful! I hope you have a lovely holiday

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  16. Las Vegas is the holiday in hell, Tugby heaven.
    Online: *John Wesley Preached Leicester - 1770.*
    The site (UK Wells) comes with a map of the county.

    Your grace and favour cottage is perfectly peaceful.
    In Glasgow a miasma of doom hangs above us like a plague cloud over Thebes.
    Covid is bad enough.
    Police Scotland have no intention of arresting speeding cyclists who race in packs.
    Pedestrians are in danger every moment and nothing will be done about it.
    The police are bone lazy and the Chief Constable ought to be fired.
    Haggerty

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