Sunday, 10 December 2017

Half-Term Flashback

I have been meaning to post this for ages - since the end of October to be precise!

We had quite a busy week of work; a bit of adventuring around parts of the country, but not much crafting I'm afraid!

The week started with a trip to Gloucester to visit big sister and her other half - and their amazing new house. She even has a study/sewing room!! We enjoyed playing a card game called Sushi Go - we enjoyed it so much we took it to their local pub in the evening. Between that and another game called Uno, it all got quite competitive!

We had a brief tour of Gloucester, including the Cathedral and beautiful docks. There was also an inn tucked away behind some shops - it look stunning, and not changed much since it was first built!

I also enjoyed a building that was part of the Cathedral - there were so many different bricks and so on. You could see the history in the wall!

From Gloucester, we went to Bristol to visit my Aunty and Uncle. A favourite item in their house is this working pinball machine - it uses old Victorian pennies to work (and of course, they have a box of these pennies!). I spent a lot of time using it when I was younger - it's a tad noisy but so much fun!

Tucked away in their house is this gorgeous dolls house my Aunty has been working on - it has features of their own home, including past pets and current room set ups (and Dr Who!). I love dolls houses - and when I have room, I will have one of my own!

From Bristol, we headed back to Cambridge. Not sure I love night driving yet, but Darren was having fun being cameraman!

I then headed to London with my friend. We saw Aladdin on our first night there - it was the second time we had seen it, but it was still absolutely stunning. Some different songs and characters from the movie, but it is amazing. I recommend seeing it! We also were pretty close to the orchestra!!

On our second day in London, we had a touristy day walking around London and taking in the sights;

Trafalgar Square:

London Eye:


Big Ben/Elizabeth Tower (and some scaffolding):

It was such a sunny and warm day - particularly for the end of October! My photography skills aren't so good in bright sunlight, but you get the idea of the scenery (I hope!)

We then went on to see Lion King in the evening. I hadn't seen it in about 18 years (and couldn't remember much about it!). The costumes were amazing, and the whole show was absolutely stunning. It may have also brought a tear (or three) to the eyes at parts! Another show I would recommend!

After the busy first half of the week, the rest was pretty relaxed. I finished it off with visiting the Duxford quilting show (which I have written about previously!). It was a great half term, and really nice to be able to get so much done, and get some visits in. Not bad for one week!


Astrids dragon said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time, lucky you!

Brigitte said...

Wow, such a great catch-up post with lots of pictures from very interesting places. I also love to see old building and walls and learn about the history.
Oh my, Bethan, your aunt's doll house is just gorgeous.

butterfly said...

Great photos , thanks for sharing.

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