Final thoughts and photos from my lovely trip to Canterbury

My week in Canterbury was one of the most unique and special trips I've ever been on. I don't think that I'd spent so much uninterrupted 'grandparent time' since I was a kid, and as a kid I rarely saw the adults being anything other than a caretaker/entertainer for me.Having this one-on-one time was really the best, because…

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Imagining history at St Augustine’s Abbey

Thursday (2 weeks ago) was my last full day in Canterbury, and it was a good one. After sleeping in a bit, Nana Ev and I set off to see a site that neither she nor anyone else in my family had seen. It was a site of church ruins that had been closed and…

The wall around Canterbury and the old castle

Remember when we tried to go to Dover Castle? When we took a bus, walked up and down hills, and walked across the town of Dover to get a bus back to Canterbury? Yeah, that was only the first half of our adventures that day. Once we arrived back in Canterbury, it was time for…

We went to Dover Castle … sort of.

On Friday, I arrived in Canterbury. I emailed my family a photo of Nana and I together, letting them know I'd arrived safely. Everyone responded quickly with well wishes, and suggestions for all the things I should do while there (context: this is the third year that Nana Ev has come to stay in Canterbury…