We made the most of the sunny bank holiday by going round a few of the tourist attractions of the Crawley area.
First of all we went out to Tulleys Farm where they have a large maize maze every summer. We spent an hour or so going round the giant maze and then another hour letting the kids play in the smaller mazes.
The maze is on a hill with views right across to the Surrey countryside, and inbetween you can see Gatwick airport.
After that we went to the farm shop. There is a small petting zoo there and a remarkable goat enclosure with walkways going up so the goats can walk over the pathways.
Every time we are in a supermarket I look for, and fail to find, blackcurrant and apple jam. In the farm shop we found three different types so I just had to have one. Just along from the farm shop is an aquatic centre called World of Water. I used to go there a bit when I had a pond at my old house. Even though I have no pond now I like to go and look at the carp, but the place was a real disappointment. It has been remodelled and seems to have a lot less there now. For a start they no longer have the large indoor pond with huge koi in.
To round the day off we went up to Worth to look around the church there.
Jayne likes looking round old graveyards and I like buildings, so we were both happy, and the kids indulged us.
The church itself is a Saxon building with some modern additions and extensive modernisation, but is still an impressive building, and very photogenic.
I tried to get some decent photographs but I am starting to realise the limitations of my 3-year old digital camera. I was quite pleased with this one, although its a bit grainy and has a couple of blemishes.
There was a beam of light coming through a window, hitting the wall behind Charlie, which would have made a great picture if it had been clearer. But with a bit of playing around in Photofiltre I ended up with something interesting and a little bit scary…