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.
Therefore we didn’t get underway until after 9am. We had a couple of stops, including the border.
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.
We also passed a field of geese – something I’ve never seen before.
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.
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.
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!!
After our tummies were full we went to the Knights Quest area. On the way the girls stopped to make some soap.
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.
There was the Dragon’s Quest walk through – not really sure what the point of it was besides scaring young kids!
Then there was making an anti-dragon potion….
and sword fighting…
and leaving Poppy holding the handbags :-).
Later we saw the stagecoach…
and the dungeon ….
views from the top….
and around the castle…
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.
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 :-).
The girls were quick to start work on their magic tricks.
Tonights dinner is quiche, beans and bread rolls. Can’t believe we’ve only got three nights and two days left!!!