Friday, 10 July 2009

Roald Dahl Museum and Waddesdon Manor

Today we got the first 2 items on my "UK To Do List" checked off. Our first stop was in Great Missenden and it was the Roald Dahl Museum. For those of you that are not familiar with him, Roald Dahl is the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as well as many other very entertaining children's book. I took pictures that would be really fun to show my class next year when we read some of his books. I end up reading about 4 Roald Dahl books to my class during the school year. I think that I could write the visit off as a work expense LOL! It was fun to see but as Chris pointed out, it might have made more sense to charge £3 for adults and £6 for kids instead of the other way round. The Roald Dahl photos are here

Next we headed to Aylesbury to Waddesdon Manor. It was one of the settings for a mini series called "The 10th Kingdom". That was the reason I wanted to go (I know, everyone is SHOCKED by that admission) but it turned out to be a lovely walk through the gardens there. The weather was perfect for it, 20 C (around 68 or so) and mostly sunny. There were lovely paths winding around the grounds. We had a nice little lunch out there in what used to be the stables (though not like any stables I've ever seen!) and I got some pretty photos that you can see here


  1. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Really enjoyed the great pictures

  2. Melissa and Ann10 July 2009 at 21:09

    Wow Jules! I love Roald Dahl and the 10th Kingdom! What fun you are having!!

  3. Great Pics...nice big smile...enjoy!!!

  4. Loved looking at all of the pictures! The manor was fantastic. I especially loved the ivy growing on the rounded part of the manor! You look so happy,honey!
    Say hi to Chris for me!