We decided to take a drive up to Conwy in North Wales because there is a knight shop there and my mom thought she would get Ebi-kuns Christmas present. It takes about an hour and a half to get there which felt like 17 hours because a certain little person kept asking if we are nearly there yet!
The knight shop was a lot smaller than we expected but I had called ahead to make sure that they had the kids things in stock, Ebi-kun was thrilled to see all the swords and shields and the only thing he asked for was a retractable lance so we bought that for, at three pound you can't complain. Mom managed to get him a shield, sword and helmet and my brother had given her money to get a dress up outfit so we will have a fully fitted out knight come Christmas day.
After the shop we decided to have a look around the castle, my mom and step dad decided spiral staircases were not for them so it was just me and the young knight. Ebi-kun was able to recognise various parts of the castle, he was disappointed that there was no dungeon, the castle was built of rock so they had a prison tower instead - not as impressive to a 5 year old apparently.
Later in the week we are going to Warwick Castle with my best mate, it is one of the best castles in the country, I know someone who is going to be very excited, I hope Di is prepared for all the yomping around we are going to have to do!