I don’t really have a lot to talk about on one subject, but I can share a little bit about a lot of subjects. So, in this post you will find photos and quips about what has been going on over the past weeks here in England.
Cricket at Edgerton Park
Zachary plays football for the Mowbray Rangers FC. This was his first game. He was given the honour of captain (notice armband), and played striker. His team lost 9-0! First game he had really lost in about two years of playing soccer in Portland. The other team was incredibly good. The footwork that players here have developed far surpasses anything I saw on his US clubs. He was pretty unhappy to lose such a tough game, and vows to score next time. He had about four shots on goal. Their league plays 7 v 7, and the goalies are in real goals, and there is a real referee in a ref kit with a whistle. Dads and Mums don’t run the games. A huge step up from what we are used to.
Signs in England are fun to try and interpret. The first sign is still under debate in our household as to what it is really asking pregnant women to do.
Twin Lakes Amusement Park
We went to this place, right outside of Melton, for Zachary’s birthday. A fun afternoon, though the rides are pretty simple. Kids loved it, so that is all that mattered.
There is a birds of prey exhibit here, and we saw a bird show and could take pics of the birds in their cages.
We took a 4 mile hike around a series of canals and through farmlands, all on public footpaths. We found a book at the library that has a list of these walks, but the catch is they all start and finish at various pubs. We went south to Cossington, ate at a pub, and took this walk.