The day after the day after that was Easter Sunday! After church we went to an Easter egg trail at Wimpole hall. There was an egg and spoon race first, in the gardens, then we had to look for things hanging from trees. Then we reached the farm. We stroked donkeys and saw nesting ducks and chickens. Also we played in a playground at the end of the trail. We got large easter eggs at the end!
The next day we drove out in the car to Long Melford, a small town in Suffolk. We were originly just going to see Long Melford hall but we arrived before opening time and visited a medieval church as we waited.
Soon Melford Hall was open and we could go inside. It was a wonderful old house that belonged to Beatrix Potter, the author of Little Peter Rabbit's cousins, there were some things inside that belonged to her, including the room she stayed in when visiting the house.
Then we visited the ruins of a vast abbey. When it was built it was the size of a small town! It was put up to honour Saint Edmund the martyr. He was an Anglo-Saxon christain king who ruled all of East Anglia. Vikings won a battle against him and said he could either become a pagan (the viking religion) or die. Edmund bravely refused to stop being a Christain and was tied to a tree. The viking soldiers then shot him with arrows and cut of his head. He was buried at Bury St Edmunds where the ruins are now.