Thursday 14 June 2012

Adventures with Roald Dahl

At the weekend we had plans to go to Oxfordshire and watch my little Bro in a Triathlon, in the fabulous grounds of Blenheim Palace. As we were down that way, I talked Chick & Nick into visiting the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire where Roald lived for 30-something years.

It isn't that big but it was reasonably priced and we all enjoyed it. Even from the outside it looks awesome:

Inside there was lots of dressing up:

Brilliant!! As you can imagine also lots of fab storytelling idea stations and Roald story related exhibits:

I'd noticed on the website that Cafe Twit sold Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate cake which looked amazing. Sadly by the time we got around to eating there wasn't any left so we had to make do with this instead:

Continuing the theme of having such a tough life (lol) we then visited the sweetie shop handily positioned opposite:

It years since I've been to an old fashioned sweet shop but we managed to be quite restrained!! 

On Sunday we got up at ridiculous o'clock to drive to Blenheim to watch Nick compete. He started off really well but unfortunately had an incident with his chain during the bike leg and ended up having to push his bike for 4 miles! So annoying but he did it and we're sooo proud of him :-)

That left us with just enough time to pop to Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford upon Avon on the way home:

What a brilliant weekend!

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