The girls devised an 'olympic' style training camp.
The first evening the weather was perfect,
lets save the ice-creams for the next morning I tell the children...
and the rain got heavier and heavier,
and Jemima's water proof wasn't waterproof!
Dolly's ice-cream dipped in the chocolate fountain
There are maiden's garlands which were made by family and friends when an unmarried women or girl died. They were decorated with flowers and rosettes. They were then carried in front of the coffin by other girls.
Some people buried the garland with the body, but it became popular to hang them in the churches as a memorial.
'Reactions to the four Maiden's garland that hang in Old St Stephens church vary from "Eew-creepy" to "Oh yes, they used to hang in the chancel". Miss Haversham-like, fragile relics, they seem to exist in suspended animation in their draught-like glass cupboard, vaguely perceived through ancient window panes and beyond box pews, something anachronistic, awkwardly dangling dream catchers.'
We'd just bought barbeque stuff, when it started to rain,
but we still managed to cook and enjoy food.
So we had a trip to Scarborough castle
We learnt about medieval fighting
Still no rain, so we headed for the beach.
And then a walk on the coastal footpath.
A perfect day...
well almost, the weather turned nasty at bedtime.
By morning the weather was perfect again, and we headed off to Whitby Abbey.
Reuben was choosen to be a merryman in the Robin Hood story.
We also watched the story of Dracula.
Which took us to various parts of the Abbey.
And finally some medieval equestrian skills.
We really enjoyed our time at the Abbey,
but felt like we couldn't take in any more history.
A fab picnic spot
Even time for crafts in the tent
We had a fab few days,
but finally had to drive home over the heather covered moors.
Fitting in one more English Heritage property on the way!