A King for a Day

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On the advice of my good friend Chloe, we took Owen to the nearby Old Wardour Castle, the location used for early scenes in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. She had recommended it as a great place for a 3-year-old to run free with little worry about disturbing others, and it was perfect. Owen had a blast, accessorized by a nifty foam sword we picked up at the gift store. He loved pretending to a be a King defending the castle. We’ll be back!

A Very British Beach Day Out

Beach Boy
A game of jai lai with Aunty Alix
A classic English beach hut... people wait decades for one of these!
"Too cold!"
A tentative touch
I'll go if you go...
“This ain’t Florida!”
A Pirate Ship in Bournemouth
All bundled up
The Long Walk Home...
...with some help!

A lovely day visiting Great Aunt Alix at Southbourne Beach in Dorset. The British weather complied, we had lots of sun and lots of wind. I think Owen found this a very different experience from the beach at Saint Augustine, Florida, but certainly an enjoyable one.

More London

Pictures from our various trips to London over the past few weeks can be found here on my Facebook page. This one was from a quick jaunt to The Natural History Museum, we had an hour to kill and I had mentioned Dinosaurs and so was now committed… Sadly, Owen was overwhelmed by the spectacle of actual dinosaur skeletons, becoming too scared to go into the exhibit (even with me trying to comfort him by carrying him, while I had Rose in a carrier). But we’ll try again next time!