Monday, 5 April 2010

The adventures of the Buckingham family in a few pictures...


Originally we decided to go to Oxenborough Hall near Swaffham for an egg hunt at least an hour from our home! Just outside Reepham there was a rare stretch of straight road...and as I sped up to 60 miles an hour I drove over a big lump of mud..only it was a rock.

A quarter of a mile later a strange sound announced a flat tyre!! Luckily we had a spare, Mr T sorted it all out in about 15 minutes and we went on our way, causing only slight tail backs on the A47. We drove past the sign to Gressenhall and realising that we had another 14 miles to go at no faster than 50 mph ( due to warning on spare) we turned back and drove a couple of miles to Gressenhall Museum and work house.


I'm so glad we did! Instead of an egg hunt we had a wildlife stamp hunt through a working farm and surrounding countryside and the children ran ahead of us in delight. 

There was an old fashioned fair with a helter skelter and cake walk; a huge Victorian work house - walled gardens, church, school etc all preserved to show how they would have looked into the 1950s. Have to go back as we didn't see everything by any means. And we joined the Norfolk museum scheme, so 10% off the lovely home cooked lunch here and 3 other venues and will be able to go back free for a year to Gressenhall and the 8 or so other museums in Norfolk. A happy accident :)

2 comments:

  1. Lovely photo collage, thankyou for sharing your day, Happy Easter x

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  2. Thank you so much; I changed it before I read your comment unfortunately! but hope it still has a flavour of the collage.. just slightly better quality and a few missing images!!Might add yet more :) I've looked at your blog and think we like similar things..following you too. x

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