We didn't feel much like housework today, although some was inevitable. I did some work on the front garden whilst Pauline took Rita to church, then I did the garden pool whilst Pauline worked on clearing the weeds and such until her back wouldn't let her do more.
It was nice enough to sit outside for most of the day, but we did need an extra layer from mid afternoon.
Back to our tour of Suffolk. The original Framlingham Castle was a motte and bailey Norman castle built on the Framlingham site by 1148. However, it only lasted 25 years before it was destroyed following the revolt of 1173-74. There were attempts over the next few centuries to build a proper castle, but King John had a go at destroying it, and by the end of the 16th century the castle fell into disrepair and was eventually sold off.
During World War II Framlingham Castle was used by the British military as part of the regional defences against a potential German invasion. Today, Framlingham Castle is now owned by English Heritage.
Framlingham Castle. Picture by English Heritage