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
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....