I can't tell you how much the girls loved today. Especially the dogs.
We got to see quite a bit of the dog shows. We missed a lot of what was going on today but there was so much. We ate fudge and I bought some french venison pate. The dogs were amazing!
A dog that could jump over my head!
Dogs playing with fire, apparently they love it.
This is a picture of a dog that was being coaxed into jumping into the water. The dog was not keen, being that the temperature of the water would be pretty cold, I couldn't blame it. It did it for the love of his owner though. Another dog was slightly more confident...
The owls were amazing and to feel how soft they were was amazing.
Then the girls had some fun putting together a giant dinosaur puzzle. The team work between them was great and they had it done in 2 minutes and 43 seconds - not bad for little people.
Then for a spot of archery, we were at the Robin Hood game and country show after all.
Harmonie was getting a little frustrated. She saw all the fairground rides and just needed to have a go, so she did and was so pleased. My baby is getting so big!
The big girls had a go at the fun house. Then for a little bit of history. We stepped into 1349! It was fascinating. A lady there, in character, explained that a lot of what we think we know about history is not right. For example the woman did not have such an awful time: their husbands were to blame for all their mistakes and bad behaviour, although apparently the husbands were to be expected to beat their wives once a week to keep them in line (apparently the wives were allowed to beat the husbands back but only to near death - sounds like a violent period to live in).
I found this information fascinating and though I'd share it on here for all of you to see...
Also, something else that interested me was that we think, well I do from what I have read, of the wealthy people of medieval times as being dressed in browns and neutral colours. Well, apparently not. They would dress more like this...
They loved clashing colours. They wore all the same colours as the rich, the only difference is the rich would have their clothes redyed as the colours would fade over time with washing. Yes, I said washing! That was another amazing fact we learnt. People from the medieval period were not dirty, they did wash. They washed a lot as they believed cleanliness was next to godliness. The lady, who was so knowledgeable, told me that it was only during the renaissance period when people stopped washing as they started to learn about germs in the water and thought that washing in it would make them dirtier.
We walked about a bit more. The girls had a donkey ride - I discreetly wanted to have a go myself for old times sake but I thought it unfair on the poor donkey.
Anyway. All those photos took a while downloading but what a day out! We finished with fish and chips at home and the girls going to sleep so very quickly - they tired them out with all that excitement. I think we'll definitely go again next year and hopefully catch the horses and the jousting! I hope all of you had a lovely weekend too!