Friday, 27 August 2010
Normandy and Bayeux
We went for the truly awesome Bayeux tapestry. There was a bit of a queue - I'd have settled for the tea towel, but Nikki was determined, so three hours later, we were there. Slightly disappointed not to see Harold Hardrada there, or the giant beserker who held Stanford Bridge, or Harold's mates Magnus and Eric, which had made the bulk of my story to keep kids going in the queue, but that's Normans for you. Although apparently it was probably made by English nuns.
Anyway, 68 metres of embroidery with English audio did,amazingly, keep all children enthralled for the hour or so we were there. It's got to be up there with Eiffel Tower for top things to do in France. One of the oldest works of community art in existence!