Audley End House and Gardens

Address: Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF

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We’re frequent visitors to Audley End. The kids absolutely love it, and now we have English Heritage Membership, so entry is free for us. (Prices here) There is enough to do to last a whole day, and loads of space to run around. I’d totally recommend it to families with kids of all ages.

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Now What?

I don’t want to be a sore loser over the whole Referendum deal, but I saw the news this morning and felt saddened and sickened and disgusted at the UK.

It shouldn’t have come to this. We never should have been asked to decide. We weren’t up to it. We can’t even be trusted to pick the right winner on Britain’s got Talent, let alone decide the future of our country. Continue reading

The Brusselo

BrusseloLove this illustration from Axel Scheffler, the illustrator behind the Gruffalo, for the Guardian, to demonstrate his support for Britain remaining in the EU. It gave me a little idea 🙂

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Vote Leave took a stroll through a deep dark wood.
They saw the olden days and they thought they looked good.

They forgot that we needed the EU for trade.
They forgot all the good stuff our membership made.

“The EU is evil, we have to get OUT OUT OUT!”
(forgetting without it we don’t have much clout!)

They got all in a tizz, and with Farage as sponsor
And Boris the leader, they created a monster.

“Oh help! Oh no! It’s a Brusselo!”

It had terrible teeth, and its skin was all funny.
It had big hairy hands to grab all of our money.

On the end of its fingers were terrible claws,
Which held pen and paper for rewriting our laws.

“The Brusselo floods borders, leaves open the gate!
He chucks out bananas for being too straight”

Silly old things, don’t they know?
There’s no such thing as a Brusselo!

A mouse took a stroll through the wind and the rain,
And then with a smile, he voted remain.
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M Harris 2016