On Sunday we headed to the local country estate, Mount Edgcumbe. I realise that I am blogging a lot about this park lately but we love it here and just can't keep away. We had a very good reason to visit again on Sunday though. It was the day of Mount Edgcumbe's annual Green man festival which celebrates the birth of the new year. There was displays which take a look back at how land management has progressed over the last 500 years as well as the history of the estate. The festival was set around a huge central figure of a green man who is the spirit of fertility and renewal. His face can be found all around the garden, especially in the walls.
Despite the heavy rain, the boys and their cousins had fun running around the gardens. We watched a battle of knights, cheered on the archers, stroked a shire horse and chased each other through the colourful flags (seen above). There was so much more to do there but unfortunately, as we had a baby with us, we couldn't stay for long due the weather.
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