Trip to Brighton 13/05

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Under a sunny sky we departed today for Windsor Castle, and enjoyed watching the DVD The Queen en route on the coach, a wonderfully topical film about Her Majesty. 

Upon arrival we strolled along the banks of the river Thames, and up the tradition filled street towards Eton College; we even spotted some young Etonians all in their uniforms... Could this be you one day?!!
Then, onto the Castle, where we were treated to some Beefeater Guards doing their marching and shouting thing, and got to speak to a Royal Warden who told us the Queen herself was in residence today.

Once inside we saw Queen Mary's Dolls' house, an amazing replica of an aristocratic home. The State Apartments are used regularly by the Royal Family and we were able to listen to fascinating accounts of each room, see headless Knights and admire the enormous portraits of various Kings and Queens, whose eyes followed us through the great halls and treasure chambers.

Once the guards let us go, we shopped till we dropped amid the quaint cobbled streets,  before finishing our great day back by the river and our coach. We are very proud to announce that several shopkeepers and Winsdor Castle Staff commented to us on how well behaved and polite our children were, and " what good English they speak!" 
They have even finished the Quizz, so we hope for a treat filled day for our last visit to Brighton tomorrow, and the wonderful Brighton Pavillion 

Rose Quigley

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