Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Monday, 20 April 2015
For various reasons, we needed to be close to Harrogate, and so we payed an extortionate amount of money for a field to ourselves, a long walk from some distinctly average facilities. Fortunately, our main criteria for a campsite is good scenery, good location, and to be left alone to burn stuff, so we were happy. We camped on the banks of the Nidd, in a valley below a caravan park and were disturbed only by the distant sound of snoring DofE-ers.
A steep climb down from the toilets
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Saturday, 11 April 2015
Monday, 6 April 2015
To be honest, the kids just wanted to play in the giant trees and make houses, but it was rather chilly for staying in one place for that long.
So we wandered around and saw some sculpture,
and climbed on things,
and generally explored.
And then defrosted with hot chocolate
and managed to do the "preamble" of the toy and house exhibitions justice before we reached the eagerly awaited main attraction,
Kirkgate, the Victoria street.
We looked around it in sensible museum-going ways to start off with and then the kids devised a complicated game where we all went to a boarding school and sometimes had to go out to the police cells and the laundry.
But mostly Thea wanted to hang out in the school room and tried to gather multiple other kids to play her game.
Such was the construction of the den that it was baking inside, and soon there were two very naked children running around the garden!