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On Saturday Adam and I had the day to ourselves as the boys Grandparents (my in-laws) took the boys to the Royal Air Tattoo Air Show which was very exciting for the boys! We've been to a couple of air shows before and they're amazing (super loud, but amazing!). Adam and I decided to make the most of the time together just us and booked to go and see the new Elvis movie on Friday night after dropping the boys round to their grandparents. I didn't know what to expect, but the movie was incredible and Austin Butler who played Elvis was phenomenal! I'd assumed the movie would be good as it had Tom Hanks in it, but I was blown away by what a good actor Austin Butler was. I spent the evening googling all about Elvis and his family after watching the movie. 

On Saturday, it was a beautiful sunny day which was perfect as we had planned to visit Hatfield House. It has been on my list to visit for a while as I knew it was where Henry VIII's children grew up and were privately educated. It was also where Elizabeth I (the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn) found out she would become Queen after the passing of her older sister Mary. Not much of the palace they would have lived in survives at Hatfield which is such a shame. Three quarters of the original palace was demolished by Robert Cecil who was the chief advisor to James I after Queen Elizabeth I died. He left one wing remaining which served as the stables for the newly built Hatfield House for the next three centuries until it was restored by the 4th Marquess in 1915. 
**We paid to visit Hever Castle ourselves and all words and opinions are entirely our own, as always. Last weekend we decided...
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