Saturday, 4 July 2009

Going and doing

Yesterday Bob got the day off for Independence Day, so we high-tailed it out of the area. We'd thought about spending the night out, but decided we had some work to do at home. So we went to Castle Acre, to the castle and priory. The Priory was the first English Heritage property we visited, soon after we got to England, and we hadn't been back yet. On our first visit we skipped the castle because it was cold and we were tired.
Well, I can't think, but we had a good time. There was a nice rain shower while we were at the Priory, and we found refuge in the abbot's house. It was nice to not be so scorching hot. We had a picnic lunch under a tree - the children ate IN the tree.

This morning we got to work, cleaning the walls and floors and hanging pictures. I cut up some fruit we'd got delivered Thursday. Tesco gets some really good cantaloupe! The pineapple wasn't bad, and the peaches were a nice change.
We'd talked about going to a beach this afternoon, but the children kept bugging us about it, so I think we won't.

Anyway, a Happy Independence Day to you all. And just to give you something to think about, here's a quote from the Declaration.

Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government.


Ganeida said...

July 4th is my mum's birthday. So we celebrate. lol ☺

kimba said...

I'm actually not sure Democracy is christian. I tend to think that the Divine right of kings was.

MamaOlive said...

I'm not convinced Democracy is Christian, either. The USA was designed to be a Republic, which is a bit better; I don't know that any system is foolproof. I used to believe in the right of Kings more than I do now. Revolution is not to be entered into lightly, but I'm afraid it's about time for one now.