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Rainy Days and British History

If only every Saturday could be like today! We started the day off with coffee and walked into town to get more coffee haha! It’s been rainy and in the 50s all day here, so it was nice to have a slow walk through town.

We headed back to the house to get ready to go out to explore Binchester, which was a Roman fort for several hundred years starting in 300 AD. Archeologists were in the process of still working on it, so it was surrounded by a tent and plastic wrap keeping it safe. My older sister is getting her PhD in medieval archeology at Durham University where she is working with archeologists who are on this dig, so it was neat hearing her tell us what all they’ve found so far.

After exploring there for a while, we went to get a quick dinner at Whetherspoons and then went to Kynren, which is a huge outdoor drama covering 2000 years worth of British history in a matter of an hour and a half. Before the drama started, we were able to walk through the “Viking village” they had set up this year and see the actors and animals that were in it.

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We are finally back at the house watching Vicar of Dibley while eating a late night snack.

Until next time,

Caitlin xxx

 

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