Wednesday, 28 August 2013

World War Two and Athelhampton House

We had a family day out yesterday, starting off at Scaplen's court for their final Summer Holiday Living History Session; World War Two. Luke and Grace began the day by making toast on the range, and topping it with "mock marmalade", made from carrots. Apparently it was "edible, but a bit soggy".

Grace had a go at making "soap bags", which were used to finish up bits of soap that were too small to wash with.

We contributed some rag plaits to the rag rug, and Grace tried her hand at being a school teacher, 1940s style.

In the afternoon we headed to Athelhampton House (courtesy of Nannie and Abbie, who gave us free tickets!) and followed their children's trail.

The House was lovely but the gardens were the biggest hit.

The Pyramid Garden

Stopping to smell the flowers

Identifying the many Green Men
in the Gardens

Having a bit of a chat with a
random stranger

After a busy few days, today has been a quiet day, although Grace and I went to Upton Country Park briefly this afternoon and met up with some old friends.

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