Sunday, 16 October 2016

The Battle of Hastings 950th Anniversary

Every year, English Heritage hosts a reenactment of the Battle of Hastings at Battle Abbey, which is near Hastings. This year, being the closest thing to a proper round number we're likely to get (I'll be elderly, and properly so, if I'm still alive in 2066), we bought tickets.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Grown Up's Night at Jenny Wren's

If you haven't been to Jenny Wren's, in Stockton Heath, it's a café, where you can paint pre-made ceramic items, and then the staff there glaze, and fire the ceramics in their kiln, and you collect your finished piece about a week later.

We've taken the kids a few times, and LittleBit recently made a birthday present for my Nan, who likes meerkats. This is the finished object, after being glazed and fired.

Sunday, 2 October 2016


On Friday night, I attended the leaving do of a colleague. After drinks in a city centre bar we went to Breakout Manchester (we had booked, don't panic) and split into groups to attempt to solve the clues and escape from a locked room within an hour.