It was fun! There were a bunch of schoolchildren in it with us in their school uniforms. I would have taken photos of them because they looked so happy and photogenic, but I always feel uncomfortable taking photos of kids because adults can get very irate over it (which I wouldn't blame them for, really, although sometimes I think it's overblown).
Thanks, the posts don't take too long to assemble.. but perhaps longer than many people's.
S'funny, a guy I know recently had his story, Golden, published in The Third Alternative. I read it last week. Included in the story was the following scene:
It brought back memories of childhood - I used to go to Hampton Court a lot with my grandma. I think entrance to the maze was 2p. Inflation has brought everything up about 1000% since, and I only paid once visit in recent-ish years, about 8 years ago when Rowan was a baby and we had a French student staying. It did seem a little drab compared to my memories, but the gardens themselves and the ridiculously expensive palace (especially the art gallery) were wonderful.