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Hadleigh Castle

The trip to one of Edward III's residences was one of my bright ideas. After weeks of constant rain, myself and the boy awoke to a dry day (blue skys, not a cloud for miles) so it seemed like a very good plan to jump in the car and drive down to Hadleigh on the South-east coast (whilst munching on lunch).

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This was where Edward resided during the 1360s as he wanted a castle close to the capital.

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Even though it is in ruins, it is easy to tell how magnificant it would have been; we even found the remains of what we think was a fireplace!

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Of course, we both put on a Cornish accent and pretended to be Phil Harding on Time Team, but in all seriousness we had a fantastic trip.... despite the brutal wind (it almost blew me straight into the mud!). And yes, of course I wore the wrong attire!

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and it was frightfully muddy!

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we also think this is a Norman motte

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possibly been watching too much time team??? ;)

outfit details;

tartan coat - topshop via ebay (£14)
kilt - topshop in the sale (£15)
mud-caked boots (stolen from mum!!!)
bag - topshop (£20)


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