There was not a soul in sight and we imagined who lived there and what they were like. The others soon followed and I have to say it got a little cloudy and very chilly. The kids all ran off despite us carting swing ball, skipping ropes, rounders bats etc up the hill. I'm quite getting into this picnic lark, not previously my thing pre home ed, and took flasks & tea making bits which kept us mums going! The kids were all playing an elaborate pirate game as far as we could see, so we had a good chat about a very wide range of subjects, and I mean wide!!
Walking up to the castle
View over the Thames from the castle
We noticed a film crew and some people standing about. It isn't too unusual for photographers and people filming to be up at the castle so we didn't take too much notice apart from wondering what they were filming in passing. We ended up roaring with laughter about something and one of the film lot approached and said they were filming a documentry and our laughter was interefering with their sound recording - very nicely I might add - and we ended up chatting to them all. It turned out that some of them were the original members of the band Dr Feelgood. Well I'd heard of them but couldn't quite tell you what they sung etc, but I know a man who most definately would. So I got some pics.
Two of them 2008 (doubt they'll ever read my blog and apparantly they're famous anyway)
When I got home and dh asked me about our day, I said we'd met some chaps at the castle - ha ha ha. I explained what had happened and dh nearly had a fit, especially when I said I wasn't quite sure who they were. He had me watching Dvd's, looking at album covers trying to work out which band members they were. Lets face it he wished he'd met them and we didn't really know who they were!!! He's gone on about it for quite some hours now. I did agree with him that we should have asked for free tickets for their tour, too late now. We girls had good fun anyway, kids were caked in mud and hopefully next time we go it will be warmer.
Just as a last note before I sign off, I've read a lot about Waldorf dolls and thought I might make one for Issy. So here is stage one which was one evening's work. She's really excited about it and is busy deciding what to call her and what hair style she should have. Hettie was looking slightly envious - she doesn't 'do' dolls - until I explained I could make a boy doll, and she said that would be OK.
I'll post more as she develops! Hopefully her looks will improve.