Category Archives: Tourism

General subjects relating to tourism to Cheltenham and area principally.

Rodin’s Kiss Hello to Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAs blogged once before, Auguste Rodin, who had scandalized European critics with some of his risqué sculptures, came and stayed in Cheltenham when the German army invaded his homeland in 1914. His sculpture The Kiss had been exhibited and had then … Continue reading

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A London Interlude

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsHaving had a busy summer season so far in Cheltenham at Hanover House (www.hanoverhouse.org), we had planned a short break in London to coincide with a birthday and to celebrate another. Additionally we had received a superb joint Christmas … Continue reading

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Hanover House’s Winter Newsletter

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsWe have decided to publish and distribute to many of our original visitors, a newsletter, circulated electronically, which might just keep friends up to date and encourage some to come back to the delights of Cheltenham. Vol 1 December 2012 … Continue reading

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The Japanese Take on the Cotswolds

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsOver the past 20-30 years while the economies in Asia and the Far East have grown exponentially (with the odd Japanese slump in between) and the result has been a large population of Chinese and Japanese people who have … Continue reading

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Elgar in Hereford

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics  A remote connection, apart from the residence here of his wife as a girl, between Sir Edward Elgar and Hanover House B&B came up today in discussion with a guest. Although we have visited Hereford Cathedral several times … Continue reading

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A Literate Cheltenham Ends on a High Note

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe Cheltenham Literature Festival, sponsored by inter alia The Times has just rolled to a very successful conclusion. Despite losing its Council funding, it has revised its format, promoted itself shamelessly and increased the seat sales from about 120,000 last … Continue reading

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Back on Air

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsTalking of air –  in this case an expression originally connected to the days of the wireless – it follows a period of deflation within Hanover House during which we have had to waft along without the benefit of … Continue reading

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A Fawlty Cheltenham Literature Festival?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThe Cheltenham Literature Festival approaches once again – probably our favourite in that we attend many of the excellent events and we have a literate and interesting crowd of guests staying at Hanover House B&B (www.hanoverhouse.org) during that period. … Continue reading

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The Olympic Fallout

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsEconomic ‘fallout’ from the London 2012 Olympics – currently underway and in themselves a roaring success – seems to be widespread across the country, some of it negative. BBC Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ consumer affairs programme fronted by Winifred … Continue reading

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A Gullible Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics  Another birthday day arrived with a postponed supper taken at The Cherwell Boathouse in Oxford after a visit to the Ashmolean Museum for coffee and a snack and visit to some of the new galleries, followed by tea … Continue reading

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