Yesterday we went to Gawsworth Hall medieval day and craft fair. Unfortunately the medieval reenactment was a washout, but we spent a little bit of time talking to people in medieval dress eating burgers in the shelter of a tent, and the boys were impressed by their swords, daggers, and chain mail. Gawsworth hall is a 13th century stately home and we escaped the interminable rain to have a look inside. The house is still occupied, and we got a glimpse of the family from time to time which was slightly weird. The highlight for me were the William Morris stained glass windows in the ambulatory (stop drooling, Steph).
The craft fair was very wisely under shelter, and the marquees were packed with people waiting to see if the rain would clear. It didn't. But we bought a wooden pop-gun for Sam, a wooden dolly for Eleanor, a plastic dinosaur for Tom (there's always one). I treated myself to a knitted tea-cosy. I've been meaning to make one but I just haven't got round to it. And I also bought a home-made chocolate cake for dessert when we got home.
Then in the evening Ed and I met up with my sister Lindsey and her husband Andrew to watch the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie (it was a dog's breakfast of a movie but I had a fun night out anyway). So we had a great bank holiday, despite the weather.