Rainy Rhuddlan

The other day I saw an ad in the local paper for a medieval weekend at Rhuddlan castle- with performers from the Plantagenet Medieval Society. “Educational yet fun” I thought.

So today we got up planning on going over there to take a look. The alternative was some sort of fun in the sun extraveganza – and as they mentioned the sun, you could guarantee the outcome. It bloody bucketed down on and off all day!

We sat in the house, glumly looking out at the monsoon, and when it subsided around 1pm, we made a break for it and got in the car.

Such was our haste, that we did not prepare – no waterproof coats. So of course it widdled it down again by the time we got to the castle. We ran in, paid our money then there seemed to be a slight let up in the weather…

Oh yes, it was all fun and games. Look, we see flags, and hear swords!

And just as we caught sight of the tents- the heavens opened once more..

Dad and Jess take refuge

The rest of the visit can be encapsulated in a a brief respite from the rain, when Paul and Jess attempted to climb the spiral staircase- then the rain kicked off in earnest, so we decided to call it a day.

So that was today in a nutshell. We had a quick trot round the local garden centre on the way back- and I think Jessie got more out of walking round looking at the tanks of fish and water features than she did at the one big water feature which was Rhuddlan Castle! Shame really. Oh well. Our damp little jaunt pales in comparison to the horrendous weather the people on the East coast of America are experiencing. Am thinking of you guys.

Until next time

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~ by Zoe on August 27, 2011.

One Response to “Rainy Rhuddlan”

  1. We were going to head along to that too but decided against it because of the rain. We made up for an afternoon of board/bored games by going down to Pensarn beach to watch the sunset over the sea. 🙂 We had a bit of a paddle and then took small boy to the penny arcade.

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