With the lifting of some aspects of the UK lockdown, the National Trust has reopened some of its sites and introduced a booking system for visitors. Keen for a change of scenery and a chance to go out in the car, we booked a visit to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. (Our favourites – Hughenden and Greys Court – weren’t in the first phase of sites to reopen.)
I was a little apprehensive about managing the social-distancing initially, but it all worked out fine. The Waddesdon Estate is huge and numbers were severely limited.
The Boy Child wasn’t really impressed when I told him that I considered the outing a Field Trip, giving us a legitimate reason not to be at home and homeschooling. But he did admit it was better than double Maths!
The reality was that our outing was just a 90 minute dog walk in a glorious setting, albeit with zero options to stop for a cuppa or a comfort break.
Rumours that I peed in the bushes twice are unfounded …