Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Castle Rising

Can't remember if I mentioned that we have a friend staying with us this week - he's a friend of Son number 1 and is from Wales. He can speak Welsh too, very impressive! (I can manage yacky dar - well I can say it but not spell it - husband is fluent in Welsh but is not here to ask for correct spellings!)

Today we went to Castle Rising in Norfolk. Now I don't normally like history and old buildings, but this was different. Some of the stonework is from the 13th century and is lovely. Not too grand and ostentatious. I could just imagine all those warriors of old shooting arrows from those little arrow slits (someone enlighten me and tell me their proper name) and the servants putting logs on the fires. I'm trying not to think of all the hardships they would have had to cope with (such as not being able to go to Sainsburys when the milk ran out or even, horror of horrors, no Sunday sale over at Posh Yarn). I wish now I'd bought a guide book. Maybe next time. Drat, never thought Clara, perhaps TBG would have liked a booklet if it had any stone masonry history in.
I promised you the cake photo. Now be polite! It's what the customer wanted (Ursula from The Little Mermaid) but is most definitely not one of my favourites. The marbled icing looked so pretty before she came and sat on the cake! It wouldn't do if we were all the same now would it?
(Blogger you are seriously winding me up now, we have a mixture of single and double spaces in this post - why? Why? WHY?)


picperfic said...

and there was me thinking about the 'blue man' and thought you had maybe made a wizard of Oz cake and it was an oomplumpa! It looks great...look like that is good place to get some photos and to entertain young boys!

sharon said...

very nice cake!!!!
ursula must have her fans too!

Ragged Roses said...

The cake looks lovely. Thanks for the photo of the castle it looks very atmospheric. I'm a huge HP fan, that book is taking over my life at the moment!
Kim x

kerrie said...

One of my favourite places in the world! I have a picture of me with my most loved grandad at castle rising when I was about 6 years old. Not that long ago really! Well, maybe it is :(

Working Mom Knits said...

The simplicity of that castle is wonderful - and you are so sweet to have thought of Sean : ) Guess you'll just have to take us there personally!

ps: Wow - that's some cake.