Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Leather Anniversary

Three years ago, Papa Owl and I married, it was a wonderful wonderful day spent with our friends and family.  We had a church wedding followed by a reception in the grounds of Bodiam Castle.  Each year we try to go back to Bodiam on our anniversary and this time we took the train!
The Kent & East Sussex Railway runs from the Kent village of Tenterden all the way to Bodiam in East Sussex.  We decided to join the train in Northiam as we would have to drive past it to reach Tenterden and we wanted to make sure we had plenty of time at the castle.  It also saved us a bit of money!  Little Owl was very excited to see the train but wasn't so keen on the noise!
A short walk from Bodiam Station is Bodiam Castle, a National Trust property, is every thing you would want from a castle!  It has a moat, bridge, towers, crenelations and even goldfish!  There's ample parking if you don't have time to catch the train, and plenty of space to have a picnic. We treated ourselves to lunch at their cafe before heading up to the castle for our annual photo!

Before we knew it, it was time for the train home, getting one last glimpse of the castle before Little Owl couldn't keep her eyes open any longer and fell fast asleep!

Happy 3rd (leather) anniversary Papa Owl!


  1. Happy anniversary! Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

  2. Happy Anniversary!
    We haven't done the Kent & E Sussex railway yet. We've done the Romney Marsh miniature on instead. The Tenterden one is on our list for a day trip out soon. I love the idea of getting it to the castle too.
    Thanks for linking up with #BinkyLinky

    1. The vicar who married us drives on the Romney Marsh line every Friday! You will probably need a full day if you are doing the whole line and the castle. We're thinking of doing the Santa Special this year with Little Owl

  3. What a great place for a wedding! And a day trip out too, so what a good idea for an anniversary tradition. Very cool, especially going by train.

    And on a purely selfish note, that must be doable from London. Excellent.

    1. Stupidly difficult by public transport I think, but the train line is being extended to Robertsbridge which has a mainline train service to Charring Cross!


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