Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.


Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.


Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!


Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.


Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/

It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.


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The Gonzalez Byass bodega in Jerez on 3rd October 2017

Can't speak too highly of the autovia service stations. The service, cleanliness, prices, ambiance etc are a distant dream for UK establishments. The cats here at the services en route to Jerez certainly seem well satisfied.

The Casa Grande in Jerez was a marvellous city centre former town house. Now a hotel and run by a couple (at least) of ladies, one of whom was German. With an atrrium or inner courtyard and a roof terrace, this was an unexpected treat at the start of our odyssey across Spain.

The rooftop terrace at Casa Grande where we enjoyed a nightcap on 3rd October 2017
Internal courtyard and landing at Casa Grande
Waiting for the tour of the Gonzalez Byass bodega
Detail, in ceramic tiles, of the Tio Pepe (Uncle Joe) vineyards
There is a special 'cellar' where every cask has been signed by a different celebrity
And here's a few old bottles that have been hanging around for quite a while
Sherry tasting and tapas with Manasri and Namrata from Calcutta. Manasri now works in the finance industry in New York and Namrata is a tea taster in her native Calcutta.
With Namrata and Manasvi again in the bodega. Namrata confirmed that the best way to 'taste' tea is to slurp it!
In Jerez
In Jerez
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