‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

I am feeling a  little cheated by the fact the weather has been rotten this half term. Especially with the announcement of national lockdown over the weekend. But we still made the most of our trip away grateful that we did manage to get to  Kent. The rain did curtail a few of the plans we had but we still managed to get out most days. And in some ways, it did force us to relax more instead of running around here there and everywhere.

This week’s pictures were taken on one of those days out. I have been trying to make the most of our English Heritage passes.  There are a fair few castles in Kent and most of them are owned by English Heritage so we managed to visit two during our stay. The first was Walmer Castle which was very close to where we were staying.  It had a lovely garden which was still partly in bloom plus a great woodland area to explore. Although the only part of the castle that was open was the shop. There’s a surprise.

The boys had a good time and particularly liked the canons which were flanking the outside of the castle.

Who knows what the next few weeks lay ahead for us.  I  am determined for it not to get us down though. There is plenty we can do in the house and want to decorate Harry’s room. So assuming we can still get paint then we will be able to focus on that. Plus there is always the garden if the weather behaves itself as we’ve plenty to plant and get ready for next year.

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12 Comments

  1. lynn neal

    It is a shame about the weather but there is always something to do!

  2. We had awful weather too. Glad to hear you managed to get out a bit though – the boys look like they’re loving sitting on those cannons 🙂

  3. You seem to have more rain than we did for a change. Although we did spend most of the week very muddy. I hope this week of routine has been kind to you all? x

  4. We got English Heritage passes about 18 months ago and I’m not sure we’ve actually used them yet! I’m so glad you managed to go out in between the showers x

  5. Carly Belsey

    The canons look fab for the children to explore. The halfterm weather was absolutely awful wasn’t it. So nice out there now they are back at school, typical.

  6. Natalie Crossan

    Hope you all had a lovely half term

  7. Pippa Ainsworth

    You have to take a photo sitting on a cannon when you see one!

  8. Priscilla Stubbs

    The boys sitting on the cannons reminds me of my daughters and granddaughters who used to love to sit on the cannons in our local park

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