Having fun at Canons Ashby

Having fun at Canons Ashby

Do you ever find that you’ve lived somewhere for years and missed visiting a total gem that’s right on your doorstep? That’s exactly whats happened to me recently.  I’ve lived in this part of the country for well over 30 years and had never visited a particular National Trust property…. Continue reading »

Having fun at Compton Verney

Having fun at Compton Verney

Last Saturday Monkey and I got to spend the day having fun at Compton Verney with my friend L and her son C. We’d been invited along to explore their Art Gallery and 120 acres of Parkland, to see what they have on offer for a family day out.  Located close… Continue reading »

Exploring Stonor Park

Exploring Stonor Park

We were looking for different places to visit over the Easter holidays, and I’d spotted an advert in a local magazine for an Easter Egg Trail somewhere new.  We would be spending a day exploring Stonor Park, near Henley-on-Thames and there was the hope that we might spot a few deer… Continue reading »

Exploring Croome Court

Exploring Croome Court

We were looking for some new places to explore over the recent Easter holidays and I always like to make use of our National Trust membership where I can.  I was flicking through the members book, looking for ideas when I found somewhere that I was pretty sure would tick… Continue reading »

Spending a birthday at Mottisfont

Spending a birthday at Mottisfont

As a child I loved it when my birthday fell within the school Easter holidays. Now it’s nice when I can get to share my day with Monkey.  This year I’d decided to treat us both to an overnight stay in Bournemouth, so I could wake up on my last 40… Continue reading »

On roads and water with London Duck Tours

On roads and water with London Duck Tours

Last Sunday the sun shone and we caught the train from home telling Monkey we were going on an adventure. We’d be doing something a little bit different and Monkey would be facing a fear head on.  We would be exploring our capital city on roads and water with London Duck… Continue reading »

Enjoying the Launceston Steam Railway

Enjoying the Launceston Steam Railway

When we were away in Cornwall at the end of the school holidays last year, we were generally really lucky with the weather.  On the Thursday we’d spent all day on the beach in our swimwear, slapping on the Factor 50.  We woke up the next morning to a very… Continue reading »

Walking around Queen Pool at Blenheim Palace

Walking around Queen Pool at Blenheim Palace

We’re lucky to have a number of wonderful places to explore on our doorstep.  It often means that we don’t take as much advantage of them as we should.  Monkey and I needed to get out for some fresh air last weekend and I didn’t want to drive too far,… Continue reading »

An afternoon at Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre

An afternoon at Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre

Last Saturday we’d arranged to meet up with friends and spend an afternoon at Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre.  It’s somewhere I’ve been meaning to take Monkey since in opened a few years ago, but for one reason and another it’s never happened.  It was time to put that… Continue reading »

Snowdrop Spotting at Welford Park

Snowdrop Spotting at Welford Park

I’ve been joining in with the Country Kids linky over with Coombe Mill for over 3 and half years now.  I love seeing where other people have visited both at home and abroad.  It’s also a great place to get inspiration for future visits and nature ideas I can use… Continue reading »