Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Poppies and castles

On Sunday it was another sunny, hot day so we headed off early in the morning for a walk and then a picnic at Baconsthorpe Castle, near Holt in Norfolk. It was built in the 15th century, and was more like a country house than a castle, and the ruins are a lovely spot for an afternoon in the sunshine. We spread out our picnic blanket next to the moat and watched the ducklings gliding around.

Even though it was a glorious Sunday afternoon, there were only a couple of other people there, and we didn't see a soul on the five mile walk we did beforehand - where does everyone in Norfolk go when it's sunny? To the seaside I suppose!

Jon has printed his new engraving of a poppy head - it's on thick, Somerset paper, which was lovely to print on.

Theres one in the Folksy shop now.

We both have ideas for new prints to start this week - the inevitable water tower for me, and another engraving for Jon...


Quercus Silver said...

Ooo.Been there, climbed all over that!

Kitschen Pink said...

we are gradually working our way around the county's castles as we're inthe midst of key stage one castles project - huge fun! and yes, they are mostly deserted - baffling! t.x

Sarah and Jon said...

It's great fun isn't it?