Despite the awful weather we are having a great time, today's highlights were a delicious meal at the pub in langton herring and a visit to the tank museum in bovington.
There is no denying the soft spot in the heart of almost every 40 year old man i know for a good dose of WW2 memorabilia, and a trip to the tank museum certainly provided that for me.
Although if I'm honest the real proustian moment was not the exhibits but the little packs of 1:72 scale WW2 soldiers for sale in the gift shop. They took me right back to the many hours I spent as a child constructing elaborate army bases and conducting whole campaigns. Tempting as it was to buy battalion after battalion I resisted.
Instead the visit has inspired me to look further into producing some more military lunchboxes. Lunchboxesetc.co.uk already has a fabulous series of military aircraft lunchboxes and I think after this visit the spitfire lunchbox and the hurricane lunchbox may be joined by our tribute to the land forces and especially the armoured divisions.