While we didn't go to the UK for the good weather...we did have terrible weather while we were there...
but there were many sunny moments!
The boys got to spend a lot of time with their cousins:
In fact they saw all their cousins this trip - but we didnt get a good photo of the scottish cousins!
We took a side trip to France with Eileen, spending a few days in the seaside town of Wimereux.
We also passed a rainy day in Boulogne exploring the walled medival town and chateau.
We did manage some eating and drinking, but the highlight for the boys was meeting a couple in this restaurant with a ferret on a leash! (No photo of the ferret).
I fitted in some culture: spending a day with Ingrid in London, culminating with a performance of Timon of Athens at the Globe.
I spent a happy day with Christina, hanging out in John Lewis, knitting, and learning to spin, but sadly failed to take any photos.
We did some sightseeing and made a trip to Legoland in Windsor and were able to compare this...
with the real thing!
We also absorbed some of the history - We took the boys to Winchester to see King Arthurs Round table,
which they could compare with the knights at Legoland,
We visited Hollycomb Steam Fair where we got to ride on a variety of steam-powered fairground rides
and followed this up with a trip to The Science Museum in London where we saw Stephenson's Rocket among other things.
The boys had a great time at the hands-on exhibits while Nigel and I went to see George III's collection of scientific instruments.
Despite all this activity we still had some time for hanging around...
...a lovely holiday.