We have bought annual passes to Blenheim Palace and today was our first of hopefully many visits. Unfortunately, they didn't provide us with a map so we spent a lot of time walking around in circles, although that didn't matter much as it is a beautiful place.
We couldn't go inside the Palace today because it was fully booked, but we did see the Winston Churchill exhibition, and around the final corner who did we find?
Very lifelike and extremely patient.
The grounds were enormous and we didn't get to see much of them, and we came across the maze. I thought that it was going to be really easy....
.... but we were lost in it for ages and it was extremely frustrating. We did get out eventually and Strava managed to capture our route perfectly.
Afterwards we visited the butterfly house and a new exhibition by Ai Weiwei that only opened today. It is called the Gilded Cage and I can't say that I loved it, although I think that is the point.
Finally I decided to have another attempt at a cartwheel. I do at least one most years, and unless Darren missed the crucial moment when my legs were straight and elegant, then I have to assume that this year's effort is worse than usual.