an eye for the mundane

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i took the girls to two mazes on bank holiday monday.  the first one was the saxon maze at the herb centre

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jane and i visited this place before we were married and the hedges were just starting to become established.  back then you could see over them and easily work out where to go.

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these days the hedges are tall and strong and i couldn’t see over.  they have also got thicker meaning some paths which look like dead ends actually have vital paths off at the end which you can miss.

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i did what every father should do and challenged the girls to a race to the middle.  they ran and i walked.  tortoise and hare style (hair style?).  anyway, they must have done the length of the maze about 4 times to my one as they ran in every direction at the same time, often popping out right in front of me and screaming in delight/fear that they were ahead / i was near behind

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eventually we made it to the middle.

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after a few minutes the girls set off back in to the maze to finish it the tricky way whilst i chose the short cut route

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after the blind excitement of the saxon maze we went to the maze in greys court.  There’s absolutely no way you can get lost on this one.

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interestingly the greys court maze is dated 1981 whilst the saxon maze is from 1991.  and only a couple miles between them. fancy that.

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