Holiday blog!

We have 16 days off and part of this week we decided to spend with my sister and her family in Surrey. We are going on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday 14th September 2017

Today is my sisters birthday, we are going to collect our mum and go to Chartwell in Kent where Winston Churchill lived.

I've been there before and really enjoyed it, the grounds are wonderful and the house albeit very large, but as you walk in and go through the rooms they are very homely with low ceilings and modest furnishings.

Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos inside the house as the flashes from the cameras can damage the fabrics and paintings.

Churchill was a prolific painter and a lot of his work is hanging in the walls at Chartwell, there is also a studio on the Chartwell estate where a lot of his work is on display.

Friday 15th September 2017

Today we have gone to Brighton, our friend has never been so we thought we would take him. We went on the beach, then took a walk on the pier.

Then went for a walk around the lanes and had something to eat. It was a good day and I went and visited Choccywokidoodah and bought some chocolate, surprise surprise!

Saturday 16th September 2017

Today we decided to goto Portsmouth historic dockyard, to see the HMS Warrior and HMS Victory.

The above picture is of HMS Warrior this was the first ironclad ship in the English Navy

We went around HMS Warrior and it is a large ship the amount of manual work which had to be done to keep this ship going was immense; it would of been a hard life.