Saturday, 31 August 2013

What a day.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
I am catching up with your blogs slowy inbetween my days out.
We should be going on another canal walk today, from Consall Forge to Cheddleton and back again.
Fingers crossed for dry weather.
We went to Warwick Castle yesterday and had an absolutely fantastic day, we will go back next year for sure.
The horrible histories were some of my laddo`s fav things.
We visited Merlins tower and we also visited the dungeons, oh my did i jump in the very last room with the witch.
Jack was sitting on my knee but closed his eyes, the lights kept going off and then strobe lights, i snuck a peek out of my tightly shut eyes and there was the witch right in mine and jacks face, i jumped out of
So here are just a few of my fav pics of the day, i took over 300 pics but i am sure you don`t want to see all of them.
My laddo taking my head.

Hubby taking my laddos head.

The waxwork of merlin as you exit the tower.

A picture of the mound.

My laddo having a go at archery.

A little assistance needed.

Looking serious.

Holding his rat which all the children were trying to throw through a hole high up on a stick.

A pic of Warwick castle taken from the outside

Me chopping of my laddos head.

And my laddo getting revenge.

He found this one very amusing, luckily its just water in there.

Being knighted for the day after sword training.He was Sir Jack of Stoke On Trent for the

Pic of the central courtyard taken from the mound.

and finally another pic taken from the mound.
I have lots of other pics of the gaol and the state rooms inside the castle as well as the mill and the re-enactments.
It really was a fantastic day out and i think next year we will probably go for the weekend so we can properly explore all there is to see.
Thanks so much for popping by, fingers crossed i will be back with a card tomorrow, it depends on how late we get back home later :D
Hugs Nic.xx


Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Looks like you had a great day, with lots to do, your lad looks like he's enjoying every minute of it.
Never been to Warwick castle but it looks a great place to visit.
Have a lovely weekend

Jules said...

Hi Coops

What a brilliant day .. .. and beautiful weather for you too!

It is many years since we last went to Warwick Castle. It looks to have changed quite a bit!

Your Son's Summer holiday will be filled with lots of good memories as I can see from your blog you have all been super busy!

Sorry the read the craft fayre wasn't so good. I can't believe you didn't sell more of your gorgeous cards. Your table looked so beautiful.

Belated birthday wishes from me too! I am soooooo behind it is disgusting!!!

Have a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

Martinas Welt said...

Wooho...what lovely pics!!! I love the castle and it is huge!! We have many in the area I live in Austria, but I love castles and seems you all had such a lovely day!! =)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Glad you had a fun day, great pics. We went years ago, looks like even more there now. Have fun today x

Amanda said...

Wow that certainly looked like a fun day. Jack has really grown a lot and the pure joy on his face was so precious. Hugs, Amanda x

Christine L said...

What fab pics Nic - looks like you had a brilliant day! My hubby wants to take the grandsons there...think it'll have to be next year now... it really looks good!

Christine x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous photo's Coop's of what must have been a great day, his face on the pic with the bucket of poo is priceless lol.
Kevin xx

Lorraine said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time - great photo's
Lorraine x

Michelle said...

Fantastic Pics Nic - love the chopping the heads off pic lol - it looks like a brilliant place to visit - Michelle x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a wonderful selections of photos, it sounds like you all had a fabulous day to remember.
hugs Sue xx

Jill Norwood said...

Looks like a wonderful experience and a fun, and somewhat scary at times, day! Thanks for sharing!

Chrissie said...

Fabulous pics Nic and it looks like you all had a brilliant time!
Chrissie xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fabulous piccies, it looks like you all had a great day, I love warwick castle
Lindsay xx

Marjorie said...

Fabulous photo's Nic, It looks like a good time was had by all!!..
Marjorie xx

Tracey T said...

It's been many years since I've been to Warwick (it's a bit far away now) but it looks like a fabulous day out. The Boy Wonder and I might have to have a little road trip next summer! Hugs, Tracey x

Loopylou. said...

awesome piccies hun. We had a fabulous day there, we were shattered from all the walking around but it was worth every aching bone!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Coops
Fabulous pictures.... You certainly enjoyed yourselves....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a fab day, I love Warwick Castle x

Creations by Shirl said...

What a gorgeous place to be, looks like you all had a fun day... love the pics....

Vicky said...

Gorgeous piccies hun....and I'm so pleased you had a lovely time too..

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab photos hun, looks like a great day out :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Annette said...

Wow Coops looks like a fab day, can't believe how your little one is so grown up now. Not been on for ages, thanks for all the comments. Take care sandra xx

Little K Smith said...

Ooohh I'm so jealous! I went to Warwick Castle afew years ago and would love to go back! Fabby piccies hun and hope you had a lovely day today too!

"annemade" said...

Love this place. x

Cazza said...

Wow Coops, this looks like a wonderful day out!! Thanks sharing your piccies hon :o)

kay said...

Fab photos nic,love the one of you losing your head :-)


Glad you had a great day at Warwick Castle. My daughter's ex-boyfriend and a few of her acting friends works there. My daughter work's for the London Dungeon - all part of Merlin Entertainment. They're all great fun, and judging by your great photos you had a fab time. Janine x

Wendy said...

Fabulous photos Nic, looks like you all had a fabulous time...must try and get to Warwick Castle sometime, looks beautiful.
Wendy xx

Lesley said...

Wow...looks like I guys had a ball...huge hugs Lesley xx

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant photos looks like you had a fantastic day
Carol x

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - it looks like it was a great adventure. Love the pictures - hope you do scrapbooks too because these would make the best pages! Hugz! said...

Fab pictures Nic I have always wanted to visit Warwick Castle but have never managed it perhaps next year, sounds and looks as though you had a brilliant time. Love Alison xx

Jennifer said...

Wow looks like fun!! Must visit kids would love it, especially little man. Hope you had fun at Consall too. My hubby used spend his childhood roaming around consall (he's from Kingsley)he's always telling me of his adventures. xx Jenny xx

Sue B said...

Oh wow... these are fab photos Coops...I really enjoyed looking at them... it looks like they have even more things to do there now than when I went... it's a big place and definitely somewhere where you would need a few days to see everything... we went on day when there was a Civil War re-enactment... we got some fab photos... like stepping back in time. Hope you get to go again soon.
Hugs Sue xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Nic, that looks so fun! What a great day out. Love the 'beheaded' pics, very funny. Hope your lil' man is enjoying back at school and not missing his best bud too much. Hugs, Wends xxx