Monday, 4 June 2012

PIcnic Update


Orford Castle Picnic

In my house 2012 is officially the Year of the Picnic. So to keep all of my outdoor dining fans happy here's a summary of the picnic action to date.

The early part of the year was frankly not picnic-friendly, but once the tropical monsoons abated, Team Cuttlefish got into it's stride.

The Garden
This was a wam-up event. It was very enjoyable and, after consulting the Internation Picnic Court, it was deemed an offical picnic event.

Gibside Chapel
A partial Team picnicked in a bird hide at the Gibside Chapel. An excellent session, and ratified by the IPC.

Orford Castle
A lovely out-school event in the grounds of Orford Castle in Suffolk. Excellent picnic fare from a shop in Orford.

Belsay Castle (Twice)
An amazing double picnic score for Belsay castle in Northumberland. One was on Jubilee day with hordes of other picnickers watching a day of medieval combat. Awesome, we also did some brass rubbing and listened to a hurdie-gurdie.

That's five so far this year. Of these 80% have been in either a National Trust or English Heritage properties. 60% were in ruined castles. These are amazing figures but are they matched by the British Picnicking population as a whole?

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