(** This is where I answer questions that readers send me!)
“I would love to know if you have based Meadowford-on-Smythe on a real village around Oxford, or is it a mixture of the many beautiful villages around?”
Yes, the village of Meadowford-on-Smythe in my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries is an amalgamation of several Cotswolds villages that I’d visited during the time I lived in Oxford… although a lot of it is probably inspired by Burford, one of the most beautiful villages in the area and one which has a very quaint tearoom! 🙂
Here is a real-life picture of Burford:
One of my favourite things to do on a Sunday morning was to go for a long walk in the Cotswolds countryside – and then finish up in Burford and have a treat at the tearoom there. Especially on snowy winter mornings…
…it was wonderful to walk into the cosy tearoom after a chilly hike through the fields and be served a lovely pot of hot tea and rich, indulgent cakes and buns, whilst you warmed your fingers around the tea cup!
You can find out more about Burford here: http://www.cotswolds.info/places/burford.shtml
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