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Royal Norfolk County Show with Candy & Isobel

Royal Norfolk County Show

Throughout the two days at the show we saw a stunning programme including professional horse riders, showjumping, heavy horses, a parade of hounds, farmers exhibiting their livestock and much more.

The vintage machinery included tractors, stationary engines, horticultural machinery and their various attachments. It help  understanding how farming was carried out in the age before modern equipment. 

At the birds of prey display we got to handle an owl which sat proudly on our arms.

In the main arena we all sat and waited for the RAF Falcons Display Team to parachute out of the plane which was directly above us. What an amazing site all jumping and landing in the precise location marked within the arena. We were fortunate enough to meet with the display team and had our photographs taken with them.

At the beach we enjoyed a nice stroll along the seafront and enjoyed an ice cream. We all had great fun skimming pebbles into the sea whilst others were looking for seashells. 


 In Great Yarmouth we visited the Merrivale Model Village, a beautiful attraction with landscaped gardens, streams and waterfalls, a miniature garden railway and an old penny arcade. At the end of our tour we all thoroughly enjoyed a game of mini golf.

In the lovely village of Wroxham we boarded the steam train to Aylsham. The scenery  was fabulous. We all had a great time admiring the views and the wildlife on this slow steady journey. 

 Once back in Wroxham we boarded a boat for a tour of the Norfolk Broads, managing to spot rare sights of beautiful birds and glorious types of sailing boats. 

Cycling in Holland with Derek & Wendy

  Cycling in Holland  

We went to visit our local windmill. It was open day and we were given a tour of the mill and got to see all of the working parts. We also were given the opportunity to turn the sails. It was fascinating! 

We cycled through the beautiful forest and country lanes on the safe cycle paths. We visited Achelse Kluis where we had lunch at the monastery and whilst we were there we viewed the art gallery and also we viewed the vintage American that were on display. We then cycled back to the park where we stopped off for another drink as we watched the water skiing. 

We rode towards Borkel and stopped off at the Valkenswaard war cemetery. In the cemetery there was only British soldiers and one British airman that helped liberate the Dutch & the Belgiums from the Germans in the 2nd World War. It was a very moving and peaceful moment!

In the ground of the parc we went to say hello to the local residents. We had a great time petting the friendly little goat.

In Center Parcs we enjoyed a few activities. We especially liked adventure golf where we all had great fun dodging the obstacles on the course. We also took part in a friendly Tenpin bowling competition and at the sports hall we tried our skills at badminton.

We all agreed it has been a super fantastic week!

Disneyland Paris with John & Pat

Disneyland Paris

At the Walt Disney Studio's we met some of our favourite friendly Disney characters and collected their autographs and posed for photo's!

We saw the Motor Stunt Show, Cinemagique and went on many rides, including The Haunted House, Flying Carpet, Ratatouille and two brave souls went on The Tower of Terror. We enjoyed the studio tram tour with all the special effects.  

We felt the magic of Disney as the famous characters whisked through the streets parading in front of us! It was a fantastic and unforgettable experience!

Another magical holiday at Disneyland Paris!!!