Monday, August 28, 2006

Back Problems

Nigel's back problem has returned so we had to cancel our holiday. Everyone was really disappointed but Nigel just couldn't cope with sitting in the car for any long periods. To try and cheer everyone up I suggested going for a picnic at Rievaulx Terrace and Temples followed by a trip to Nunnington Hall. It was lovely on the terrace and the views were stunning. The kids enjoyed doing a quiz and found all the answers to the clues except one. We later concluded the missing clue blew away in last night's down pour. We didn't managed to catch sight of the famous Rievaulx beetle, just a few ladybirds.
The views looking down towards Rievaulx Abbey were lovely. After spending two lovely hours wondering along the terrace we set off to Nunnington Hall to see "From Winnie the Pooh to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" - A celebration of Illustrators. A major selling exhibition of original illustration Art, from Ernest Shepard (illustrator of the Winnie the Pooh stories) through to Quentin Blake. Lovely pictures but a bit out of our price range. I was quite tempted by a signed copy of Quentin Blake's autobiography, but hey I managed to resist the temptation. Just as well given the existing book storage problem in our house.
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Gamedude & Tibetan Star said...

Hello again
I just wanted to thank you for telling me about how to use hyperlink - it made perfect sense and I'm having fun using it now
Hope Nigel gets well soon
Paula
http://aspiehomeeducation.blogspot.com