Last afternoon Leo’s Rabbit embarked on a journey through the beautiful British countryside. As his destination he chose Lower Slaughter, a small village in the Cotswold district. The name of the village derives from the Old English word 'slothre' meaning 'muddy place', but he did not see much wetland and boggy ground in this charming place. He wandered around the enchanting narrow streets admiring honey-coloured stone architecture and quaint little cottages with mullioned windows.
Walking along the river Eye and hopping through few small stone footbridges, Rabbit reached a 19th-century water mill with an undershot waterwheel and a chimney. He explored a small museum in the mill and a wonderful gift and craft shop in the rear of the property where he purchased a perfect pair of handmade leather boots fit for his paws.
Rabbit proceeded next to the Church of St Mary the Virgin, an impressive stone building with stained glass windows and well kept graveyard.
A visit to the Slaughters Manor House, a magnificent 17th Century mansion surrounded by five acres of glorious landscape gardens was the cherry on the cake (or rather an extra carrot on the carrot cake for a rabbit). The house looked incredible from the outside, so the Rabbit decided to pop in for a coffee. He was greeted by a well-suited and attentive British Gentelman who very politely ushered him to the sophisticated bar area. Rabbit had a good look around and although he loved the combination of stunning contemporary interiors with country charm, fine antique decorations and roaring fires, the place felt a bit too posh for our small-town Rabbit, so he decided to take a stroll outside instead.
He enjoyed his little trip to the British countryside and was enchanted by a quaint and friendly village of Lower Slaughter. He felt lucky and proud to live in such a beautiful and fascinating country with its rich history and nature.
Leo’s Rabbit just completed this year’s reverse advent calendar and donated his box of goodies to his local food bank. He is hoping to make a small difference to someone less fortunate in his community and also inspire his friends to follow in his paw steps and do the same.
Rabbit and his family wish you all a wonderful festive season celebrated with the people who make you feel loved, happy and safe.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
A day out at the Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market filled Leo’s Rabbit with the festive cheer. He enjoyed live music from a number of street performers, admired a vast selection of traditional handmade goods and tried some delicious German food and gluhwine.
After a very challenging and lonely 6 weeks in Los Angeles Rabbit took some time off to restore his mental health and enjoyed a ‘Rabbit day’ at Santa Monica and Venice Beach with an uplifting 20km walk. Fresh-air activity helped him to clear his head whilst watching a variety of colourful and amusing humans kept him entertained. He loved the vibrant atmosphere pulsating with energy, saturated with an abiding aroma of cannabis and a dizzying array of colours and hues. He even had a brush with fame when he encountered a film crew working on a new fashion show 🎬
Leo's Rabbit 'lives' in my handbag and he travels with us everywhere we go. He has pictures taken at various locations, tourist attractions and places we visit. As a part of this blog we will describe Leo's Rabbit Travels to share our personal experiences from these visits. Hopefully couple of people (apart from us :-) ) will find it interesting and may even feel encouraged to visit one of Rabbit's destinations.