In an attempt to actually get off our collective arses, K and I went to Battle last weekend for a day out.  Not really knowing much about it except it being the site of the Battle of Hastings we had a really nice day.  We spent most of the day wandering around the wonderful National Heritage site at Battle Abbey.

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It was really quite sobering to walk over some quiet, pretty but unspectacular fields with the knowledge that almost 1000 years before in the exact place you’re standing, the fate of our nation was completely altered and over 7000 men died in the mud.

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I forget how much I used to love history.  The audio tour was fascinating and the whole site was a wonder.

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The next day we woke to find about 6 inches of snow had fallen.  The weather is somewhat odd right now.

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