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Back for Good

I am back for good this time!

Just last month, myself and my husband moved into our new flat and we're more or less finished unpacking now. Its so much better than our old property and we're both so much happier (which is deserved).

Now, onto days out.
Back in April, we visited Bishop Stortford's motte-and-bailey (also known as Waytemore Castle), which was built not long after William the Conqueror became King. As his reign was quite precarious between 1066-1070ish, he had no choice but to throw up these constructions which were probably no more than hillforts encircled by palisades with a resident garrison - http://www.ecastles.co.uk/stortford.html

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outfit:
coat - topshop via ebay (£19.99)
skirt - topshop via a charity shop (£3.99)
boots - topshop in a sale (£25)

And another construction we visited the other day - Mount Bures, is very similar (the only difference being that it dates from c.1100 and that it was used during the years of anarchy "when Christs and his Saints slept" between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda - probably as a kind of watchtower with a resident garrison.
Funny how not much had changed between 1066-the mid 12th century.

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outfit;
dress - topshop in a sale (£20)
cardigan - topshop in a sale (£20)





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outfit:
coat - topshop via a blog sale (£20ish)
cardigan - topshop in a sale (£20)
blouse - topshop via a charity shop (£3.99)


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coat (see first pic)
blouse - topshop via ebay (£4.50)
boots - topshop (£46)
skirt - topshop in a sale (£7)