Hi Thomas!

We are well past the Thomas the Train stage, but Boy still gave a small smile at the National Railway Museum in York when we saw the big turntable for moving the engines in the shed. He also insisted on a stop for lunch in the Dining Car cafe. There were several school groups there, and his highlight came on the playground, when there were finally a big group of kids to run around with.

My highlight came later in the day. Leaving the boys to watch World Cup, I found myself out at Beer and Beowulf. Part of a local summer festival, the University of York English and Medieval studies department organized a reading of Anglo Saxon poetry in Old English at a pub. They packed the venue, had beer brewed from on old Anglo Saxon recipe, and even provided appropriate Medieval feast food. I was not lacking in entertainment.

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