The Shakespearean Mouse

'One evening in August, guests were alarmed when they saw 
a small brown mouse in Shakespeare's scullery.
He was nibbling at a honey-comb and studied his visitors with great interest
before disappearing under the floor-boards.
Could this character be descended from the mice 
that Shakespeare would have known?
It is intriguing to think that this tiny fellow lives 
happily in one of the most historic houses in the world.'

Our day in the world of Shakespeare was wonderful. 
I picked this card up along the way as a memento.

Here are a few photos of what we saw when we visited
Shakespeare's Houses and Gardens last April
in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

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First image and copy via Michelle and Leo Broadley
Other images taken by me


  1. I love your blog! Thanks to you I can learn a lot about England in the most pleasurest way:))

  2. Thanks Virginia, that is nice to hear. We can explore together!

  3. Beautiful photos Jeanne - there really is nothing quite like an English country garden...x

  4. Dear Jeanne,

    I love European gardens, especially an English cottage garden. Sadly here in Northern California it is not possible to have one due to the heat and no precipitation at night. Maybe one day we will live in an area where I can create a cottage garden.

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

    Warmest regards,