Shakespeare and Dahl

Our last leg of our northern adventure took us to the home of William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon. A pretty high street and a stroll along the river led us to a wonderful pub where we tucked into a super beef roast dinner.

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Will’s Gaff

When we planned our trip it was the height of summer and we thought glamping sounded marvellous, something a bit different and almost romantic! In reality – cold, wet, miserable November it was a poor decision!! The pod itself was tiny, once Molly’s cot was set up there was no floor space left. Even before we went to sleep that night we decided to check out early and just stay for one night, rather than the two booked. Probably a good thing as due to the huge rainfall the bathroom flooded!

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The final stop was Dunstable, we were staying here as it was a great location to Whipsnade zoo. The weather was still filthy so we have postponed our zoo trip and instead took Molly to a huge soft play centre in the local leisure centre where she had a fab time.

We ended this portion of Mollydays in Great Missenden, where the great Roald Dahl lived. The museum is just pure whizzpopping loveliness. It was lovely to read all about his life again (I’ve previously read the biography by Donald Sturrock – throughly recommend!) and be able to see his writing shed amongst other fascinating artefacts. They also had a ‘chiddlers’ session for toddlers which was the theme of ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ – amazing, singing silly songs, unwrapping golden tickets, reading the story, I wished we lived locally to enjoy these every month!

So that is the finale of the British Mollydays – next stop Hong Kong!!!

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