Before I forget - Happy Halloween! This is a photo of the pumpkin I carved at Mum and Dads before we left. The neighbour next door kindly gave it to me to do for D. Cute eh?
We stayed on a week extra in England because my father became ill while we were there. Not good at all, but he's doing a bit better now. So our holiday plans were changed and we didn't do some of the things we wanted to do, travel around more and meet up with friends etc. Here are just a few photos of some of the things we did do.
We went up to London on the train and underground. D loved the train rides!
We visited a couple of the museums in London which D really enjoyed (me too!). This is at the Science museum, where they have a lot of space exhibits:
and the massive blue whale at the Natural History Museum (my lovely niece L came along with us here), I always remembered this from going there as a child:
|Outside the Natural History Museum, fabulous building|
|Decorative roof of the Nat Hist Museum|
Also enjoyed a day Legoland in Windsor with my lovely niece L again:
|Captain D at the helm|
And at nearby Cliveden, a National Trust property:
|Huge fountain at Cliveden House|
|D in the hedge maze at Cliveden, is this the way?|
D had a great time (as did everyone) going down the big slide they had at the south side of the house. This is in place while they work on fixing up the steps and stonework.
We stayed with my sister in Bristol, and explored some of the Harbourside area. Went to 'M shed' which is a local museum and was great.
This ship was outside and we went for a look around it:
|A replica of Matthew, the original sailed to America in 1497|
And of course we met up with lots of family and had a nice party on my sister's birthday. The weather was good then, so we could sit outside in the sun.
Now I'm back home with a bump, and have hit the ground running. Lots going on here with pigs going to the butcher and gardening, as well as all the other normal 'stuff'. Not had much time for reading any blogs or posting, hope to free up some time soon.