Today is the day where we say goodbye to Gullane :( We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful little seaside village. We packed up the cars and headed back to England, back to the Black Swan to get our camera, and over to Sherwood Forest where the Robin Hood Festival was taking place. As per usual we missed the festival, literally arrived as they were closing shop. We took a quick wander around and saw the Major Oak which is estimated to be between 800-1000 years old. Not too shabby eh?
Before wandering over to the Major Oak we stopped at the gift shop that was closing where Nana and Papa bought William his Knight Templar Halloween costume and shield.
Nana and Papa also bought Ads a maiden's crown of flowers. The kids were in very happy to be out in the woods having a walk around after being trapped in the car for hours.
A Medieval surgeon!!! I was in HEAVEN. There was this really great poster of wounds to the body, so I had to document it. As the surgeon was in his "actor" mode he was behaving a little mad and using an angry voice toward me, which my little body guard William wasn't particularly fond of. William charged full speed ahead at the Surgeon, shield in 1 hand and fist cocked on the other. Oh how I love my boy.
The family making their way out of the forest so that we could head to Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Nana's FAVOURITE magic shop at Stratford-Upon-Avon. The shop sells authentic wands, spells, butter beers, and has a whole Harry Potter tour upstairs, which we went on. The kids really love this place. The cool part is that like Sherwood Forest we arrived hungry, tired, and late to Stratford. My nephew Jacob really really wanted to go to the magic shop, but we were a good 2 hours after closing. As we were walking past the shop to show him where it is they were open doing some painting and cleaning. The shopkeepers let us come in, buy a few things, do the Harry Potter tour, and sent us out the door pleased as punch. This was one time that being a day late and a dollar short actually paid off. We had the whole place to ourselves and loved every minute of it.
Shakespeare's birth place and burial place.
Yep. Because this IS how we roll. This is why I love my family, good laughs, good times, and a whole lotta love.
The family really enjoyed Stratford-Upon-Avon. We have been here a few times and really enjoy it when we come.