Isn't it amazing ... when you live close to a place of interest, you don't visit it.
Why is that?
You listen to others extolling its virtues, ohhing and ahhing over its history/size/architecture/beauty and think 'That sounds good, I really must visit it myself one day, after all it's only down the road'
but somehow never find the time.
Indeed, I'm far more likely to get into the car, drive 40 miles and visit another counties place of interest!! Hmmmmmm.
So last weekend when the Fairtrade and Ethics Fair was hosted at Arundel Castle
and having lived just 10 minutes away for the past thirty years,
I thought this really is too good an opportunity to miss and visited for the first time!
(And bonus, because it was in a castle, Mr P was inclined to come along too).
Sounds good doesn't it? I bet many of you have driven miles to see this beauty and I merely glance at it as I drive over the hill and around the by-pass on route to some other national treasure.
Anyhoo, I can now say I have visited. And yes I loved it, and yes I wondered why I hadn't made the time before and yes I will visit again ... properly.
As for the fair - it was far too busy, in too small a space with too many deadends. What a grump I sound!
But I did enjoy the bag of Toffee Crumble, from the traditional sweet shop in town, afterwards - mmmmmmm.