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Thursday, 14 June 2012

A really lovely day out

I just don't have time for Ten Things Thursday this week. Boo. Hiss. :o(

We had a lovely day today on our trip to see Her Majesty The Queen. The children were really excited and well behaved. They loved the train ride but the walking was a bit much for some of them. Despite the terrible weather we have had this year, the sun came out a bit today and it warmed up. Most of us grown ups have caught the sun so I hope the children were all ok.




Her Majesty planted an oak tree at Hatfield House to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. Hatfield House was the childhood of Queen Elizabeth I and it was here, under and oak tree, she found out her sister Mary had died and she had become Queen herself. The original oak was destroyed but our Queen Elizabeth planted another in its place. After she had lunch inside with many important local people, she left by helicopter. Given half the children hadn't been on a train before, can you imagine how exciting they found this.


Hatfield House has been in the Cecil (Marquess of Salisbury) family since the early 1600's. (Lord Salisbury was the organiser of the jubilee river pageant). It is used for all sorts of filming and is partially open to the public. Schools can take trips around the old palace which dates from the 1400's.

10 comments:

Vanessa said...

You Brits have such history! I'm jealous! Sounds like a great day!

Lap Band Gal said...

OMG! you got to see the queen! so cool :)

Momee3021 said...

That's soo cool!!! Whenever the Royals visit here I avoid going because it's mayhem but I guess in the UK it's a regular thing and going with a wall of kids can't hurt either. We are planning to come and tour the whole thing England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland. But we need rid of the kids first even though my neighbour who's from England says they have pubs with a kids play area in almost every town.??? I still think we'd have more fun without them -lol!!

Humble Beginnings said...

Nice! No Will and Kate this time?

I love England, so pretty.

jennxaz said...

oh a little piece of history..how cool!

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

so cool! We were in London when the Queen Mum died...not a happy occasion but it was neat to see London basically come to a stop for a moment in her honor. For the record, we had lovely weather during our visit

MandaPanda said...

I love the history GB has, especially in comparison to a relatively young US. :)

Beth Ann said...

Okay, that's just awesome! I can't wait for the Olympics. :) Do you plan to go into London during the games?

20 to go! said...

That is so exciting! So much to see and do for kids that involves very little money!

Andrea said...

That's so cool!