Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Making the most of my holiday!

Morning all!

On our return from London, we have been out and about on  few day trips a bit more locally.  We visited Sherwood Forest, great place for a walk.  Stike up the Robin Hood theme - either from Prince of Thieves (bit too mushy for me!!) or the old 1950's TV theme (much more like it!!).  This tree, known as the Major Oak, is said to be over a thousand years old:

I had a go at long bow archery while I was there - I would love to have a go again with a more modern bow as I didnt have quite enough strength to pull the bow string back far enough.  I have had a go with a more modern bow in the past, and did rather well with it!!  There is a local archery centre near us, and I have persuaded DH to go there for a visit so watch this space!

DH and I had a lovely afternoon in Lincoln without the kids this time.  He went to college there as an 18 year old, and we always have a wander around the old haunts.  It is a beautiful city, with lots of interesting little shops run by local crafts people, as well as the larger shops as well.  The cathedral is absolutely amazing

 I love the front door, this is one of the oldest parts of the cathedral dating back to Norman times

And then yesterday I went on a very special plane

So exciting!  Of course, it was very firmly parked at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, but I could just imagine the glamour of flying off to New York!

Well, back to a bit of reality today as the 2 smaller members of the moonstruck crew are back to school tomorrow, so have a bit of last minute shopping to do, but it is pouring down with rain so thats decent timing!  DH and I are still on hols until next Monday, and the older two will amuse themselves, so we can get out and about as a couple....



  1. Love That you are vacationing in your own area, the Cathedral is gorgeous, good luck to the younger ones heading off to school.

  2. Love the tree - very spectacular! Sounds like you have had some lovely days out! Enjoy your remaining hols :)

    P.S Good luck in my giveaway!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  3. I was at Sherwood last week, I had a very scary, spooky exit!!! but I forgot to investigate the major oak!!! It worried me when you said you'd been on a plane! knowing your dislike of flying!!! and as for going to Lincoln, Its on my list of things to do!!!
    It looks like your having a fantastic time, can't wait to catch up with you again.
    Sue Xxx

  4. I've been on that Concorde too! Years ago, admittedly, I think it has been there a while! Did you find it surprisingly small inside too?

    Glad to hear you are having such a lovely holiday, you are certainly visiting some lovely places

  5. I know those places well! The nearest I came to Concorde was when we were sat on a plane and heard a huge noise, at first I though the plane was in trouble until the pilot announced that Concord was just taking off and not to panick! Ada :)


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