Windsor Castle, Bray and THE Boomerang – London – Day 8

Lucy is on school holidays this week so we got to steal her for an adventure to Windsor Castle. There was much discussion about Lucy’s wobbly tooth (bets were made, Meagan and I thought it would come out today, Lucy said tomorrow and Sam said Saturday).  When we arrived at the castle we all got audio guides (Lucy got a special one for kids that sounded much more exciting than ours). My favourite parts of the tour were Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and Van Dyke’s painting The Five Eldest Children of Charles I. At the gift shop Lucy carefully selected giant chocolate coins (as big as her hand) as souvenirs for us all and a little model cannon for her Daddy. I was very tempted by a plushie Queen’s corgi.

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For lunch we headed to the little town of Bray to experience Heston Blumenthal’s version of an English village pub, The Crown at Bray. It was unbelievably good! Meagan and I had the best sausages and mash in the world!  We also walked by his other restaurants the Fat Duck and Hinds Head to check them out.

Our next adventure was to a park near home for boomerang throwing lessons from our master boomerang thrower Sam. His amazing throw not only came back but kept on going, nearly decapitating a family behind us! Lucy did a great job too but I think the boomerang may have been outshone by the squishy mud. Mud puddles = ultimate childhood experience. It was such a sweet afternoon I had trouble narrowing down the photos…

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