Thursday, April 23, 2009

St George's Day with friends

Woke up this morning to another beautiful day. Don't want to tempt fate, but is this the start of a lovely Spring with hopefuly a great Summer to follow?

We had visitors today, Joy & Steve arrived at 11am with gifts of a plant, wine and chocolates Perfect!!!!! and after a quick tour of Derwent6, we headed off to the Bosworth Battlefields a good thing to do on St Georges Day. It's a lovely circular walk taking in all the history of the War of the Roses (White & Red) It was the big battle of Henry Tudor and Richard the third where Richard was killed and Henry became Henry VII. It was a bit disappointing that this battle only lasted two hours, but had a major impact on our history.

The walk has boards telling you points of interest like the battlefield, Richards drinking well, and the spot where he was slaned.
We had lunch in the cafe next to the musuem, and then made our way back to Derwent6.

We sat in the cratch for a couple of hours before having tea just watching the odd boat go by.
It started to turn dark at around 8.45 and that joulted us into thinking it was time for Joy and Steve to go. Yes it was another lovely day....


Anonymous said...

Great to catch up and what a lovely day!

Thanks for the tour around your home, it's nice that your blog accurately depicts the feel of Derwent6.

Shame to tear ourselves away but hope to catch up again soon (Milton Keynes if not before!).

Take care.
Love Joy & Steve xx

Del and Al said...

Hi Joy & Steve
It was such a lovely day and nice to spend time together. Hope you enjoy the rest of your break, and looking forward to getting together again soon