Death by Sock!


These socks are blue – though you would never know it from this picture.
Anyway – they are winging their way across the sea to kill some lovely knitter in America.

This is the square for Grandmother Purl, which is on its way with biscuits from the Windsor farm shop. You can just about see the heart knitted into it.

Death by Sock!


These socks are blue – though you would never know it from this picture.
Anyway – they are winging their way across the sea to kill some lovely knitter in America.

This is the square for Grandmother Purl, which is on its way with biscuits from the Windsor farm shop. You can just about see the heart knitted into it.

Windsor

Jill and I visited the Queen today. We misread the route off the motorway, but this was a good thing as it led us past the Royal Farm Shop! We spent a lot of time rummaging around, it had a huge selection of fantastic food. We bought a viola with a Royal Garden plant tag, and some good food for lunch.

We went on into Windsor and walked into town along the river, and watched swans being fed.

We had a wander around the shops and then went up to the Castle.

Getting in was just like boarding an aeroplane – full body scan and everything into a tray to go through an x-ray. We started off with the audio guides, but soon gave up. We went into St Georges Chapel first and were lucky enough to catch the choir and orchestra rehearsing for a concert that night. The boys were fantastic – so small and yet so loud! I hadn’t realised that Henry VIII was buried there, alongside Jane Seymour, and Charles I amongst others. There is a fantastic monument to Princess Charlotte – very gothic and over the top, showing the form of her corpse under a sheet – just a hand showing outside – and her spirit flying up to heaven flanked with angels holding her unborn baby.

Toy soldiers!

The Royal white vans

Personalised lamp posts

Last, but not least – the cat that looked at the Queen.

We left the castle and marvelled at the high tech bollards at the main gate that went up and down to let cars in (little things ……) and went for a walk in Windsor Great Park. There were fantastic houses on the street leading up to the park – some of them boarded up and empty, which was a great shame when we would be more than happy – for a small consideration – to look after one of them! We just caught a glimpse of Victoria and Alberts mausoleum through the trees – I looked at a leaflet later and evidently it is only open once a year (unless I misread it which is more than possible) I must look out for the opening day next year.
We had dinner at a Wetherspoons, then tried to avoid the rush hour M25 by travelling on A roads for the first part of the journey.
I must remember that this is Not a Good Idea.

Windsor

Jill and I visited the Queen today. We misread the route off the motorway, but this was a good thing as it led us past the Royal Farm Shop! We spent a lot of time rummaging around, it had a huge selection of fantastic food. We bought a viola with a Royal Garden plant tag, and some good food for lunch.

We went on into Windsor and walked into town along the river, and watched swans being fed.

We had a wander around the shops and then went up to the Castle.

Getting in was just like boarding an aeroplane – full body scan and everything into a tray to go through an x-ray. We started off with the audio guides, but soon gave up. We went into St Georges Chapel first and were lucky enough to catch the choir and orchestra rehearsing for a concert that night. The boys were fantastic – so small and yet so loud! I hadn’t realised that Henry VIII was buried there, alongside Jane Seymour, and Charles I amongst others. There is a fantastic monument to Princess Charlotte – very gothic and over the top, showing the form of her corpse under a sheet – just a hand showing outside – and her spirit flying up to heaven flanked with angels holding her unborn baby.

Toy soldiers!

The Royal white vans

Personalised lamp posts

Last, but not least – the cat that looked at the Queen.

We left the castle and marvelled at the high tech bollards at the main gate that went up and down to let cars in (little things ……) and went for a walk in Windsor Great Park. There were fantastic houses on the street leading up to the park – some of them boarded up and empty, which was a great shame when we would be more than happy – for a small consideration – to look after one of them! We just caught a glimpse of Victoria and Alberts mausoleum through the trees – I looked at a leaflet later and evidently it is only open once a year (unless I misread it which is more than possible) I must look out for the opening day next year.
We had dinner at a Wetherspoons, then tried to avoid the rush hour M25 by travelling on A roads for the first part of the journey.
I must remember that this is Not a Good Idea.