30 Sep 2016

What I did this month #9

September was a great month for Festus. He celebrated his 7th birthday. We went on a long trip to London where he enjoyed staying in the caravan and walking in beautiful places that were close to the campsite. He had a fruit bowl with apples and carrots, perfect snacks on holiday.

29 Sep 2016

7th Birthday

To celebrate Festus's 7th birthday, we went for a bike ride in the park and on the promenade. Enjoy the pictures.

17 Sep 2016

Festus at Lesnes Abbey

On our trip to London, we've stayed close to Lesnes Abbey. As we were only a few minutes away, we've decided to do one of our morning walks at the abbey. To our surprise, the ruins were bigger than we've expected and they looked really nice. There is a big park with lovely views and a few picnic tables.

Festus looks like he is saying "stop with these pictures :P "

Lesnes Abbey was founded in 1178. It was closed by Cardinal Wolsey in 1525 because it had less than 8 monks. The revenue saved by closing these monasteries would be used to fund Oxford Collage. After a couple of decades it was stripped of building materials and in the 17th century was sold to Christ's Hospital. It was bought in 1930 by London County Council. It was opened as a park a year later.