So with the fabulous weather on Sunday we went to my favourite castle in the world ever. It is so super famous the real Robin Hood even came here! I know b/c I saw it in 'Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves'.
Despite the little English Heritage man trying to sell us membership (inc. my friend from Australia!) we had a fabulous time b/c there was a living history event. Princess C-W was the only one brave enough to step forward when the nice lady from 1642 was asking for a child to volunteer.
She started with a shift
And then after the bumroll (they were all about the hippy look in the 17thC!) she was engulfed by a massive skirt.
The finishing touches - apron, waistcoat/bodice thing - and then a hat. The nice lady started by getting the child's hat out and I had to tell her it wouldn't fit. Obviously she didn't believe me b/c she gave it several goes before getting the grown-up's one.
And then we end up with this.
Isn't it fabulous?
Babyman had had enough by this point and was off! Notice how she just walks up? Apparently she was being careful b/c she didn't want to fall!
After a lovely lunch (roast beef - mmmmmmm) we unintentionally took a very circuitous route all the way to the other end of the county to see the Willy Man (as he is known at our house!)
Followed up by a quick game of Poohsticks and we were good for finishing our weekend of visitors.