Whilst away we visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford - for the boys! However, I must admit it was quite exciting to climb aboard Concord!
On Sunday we drove to Hatfield House - a Jacobean House set on a spectacular countryside estate.
Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood here. In November 1558, followng the death of her sister Mary Tudor, Elizabeth held her first Council of State in the Great Hall. In the park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Elizabeth first heard of her ascension to the throne.
The gardens are exquisite.....
And even giant teacups......... I felt like Alice in Wonderland!!!
I did manage to squeeze in a little bit of embroidery whilst I was away too - five pocketful of posies completed!