Day 39 – UK – Back in England

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Firstly just wanted to share last nights sunset – stunning wasn’t it?

Christy was out late playing with a friend last night and didn’t come home till nearly 10pm. So we all had a bit of a sleep in till 7.30am. Breakfast was a freshly baked crossant – which was delicious.

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Therefore we didn’t get underway until after 9am. We had a couple of stops, including the border.

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We also stopped to get petrol as this very antiquated petrol station. The pump was so old is couldn’t even handle the current price of petrol.

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We also passed a field of geese – something I’ve never seen before.

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Just before 12pm we arrived at Alnwick Castle. It was quite a walk to the castle from the car park and very convoluted to get there but eventually we arrived, in amongst the drizzle.

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We arrived just in time to see a magic show – which the girls enjoyed. Of course, they had to buy a little magic kit afterwards.

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After the show we went in search of lunch. It was hectic and busy but we eventually got some food and found a seat outside. They had a station with warm wraps and I was very excited to find this one. YUM!!

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After our tummies were full we went to the Knights Quest area. On the way the girls stopped to make some soap.

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I was pleased to see that Amy was not “grown up” to get dressed in costume. Christy wanted to be a Knight so she could have a sword.

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There was the Dragon’s Quest walk through – not really sure what the point of it was besides scaring young kids!

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Then there was making an anti-dragon potion….

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and sword fighting…

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and leaving Poppy holding the handbags :-).

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Later we saw the stagecoach…

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and the dungeon ….

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views from the top….

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and around the castle…

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We left about 3.45pm and went via the garden gift shop. This is the second time I’ve seen this chicken pottery and I love it but refrained from buying any. I would have bought the toast server but it was rather heavy.

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We then drove the 15min trip to tonights stop. Filled up the tank with water and got settled. And yes, we have internet again tonight :-).

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The girls were quick to start work on their magic tricks.

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Tonights dinner is quiche, beans and bread rolls. Can’t believe we’ve only got three nights and two days left!!!

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Briget says:

    The sunset picture is absolutely beautiful! This trip seems to have gone so fast, but I have so enjoyed seeing all your photos and reading about everything you’ve seen and done.

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