Monday, 9 May 2011

Urban to Rural

This past weekend was spent on the fringes of the spectrum - a day in London, and a day in Suffolk farmland.

Saturday we went into London just for something to do with no real plan in mind. We ended up with a lovely day out visiting Platform 9 3/4, The British Museum, the "Wedding" route (O recognized from the TV), Harrods, and a few other odds and ins. Olive was most impressed in the theater district by the giant glittery 3D shoe on the marquee of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  Not speaking for Josh, but I was amazed by the amount of stuff England took from the world and hasn't given back that was housed in the museum. The Rosetta Stone was also impressive to see.

Sunday we went to the South Suffolk Show, which is like a county fair, with out the hype or hoo-haa American fairs seem to muster. It too was a lovely day out. We watched judging of livestock, tractor/thresher demonstrations, horse showing and jumping, and a fox hound demonstration. After which, kids and families were invited into the ring to pet the pack off 30 odd dogs and be "licked clean" by them. Hard to imagine them catching and ripping up a fox with how mellow they were. AND Olive managed to make her way into today's edition of the East Anglian Daily Times.

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