Train adventures in North Wales

Steam Train adventures in North Wales

My son is steam train mad and if I’m honest, I also love the nostalgia of a bygone age and can appreciate what wonderful machines the locomotives are.  When we went away for my birthday last month, I took one look at the map of the are and knew we… Continue reading »

Bluebell spotting in Dockey Wood

Bluebell spotting in Dockey Woods

We’ve been so busy lately I was worried that the bluebells would be over before we got a chance to see them.  After our snow-covered trip to the Ashridge Estate, I’d been recommended to return at this time of year, and a little googling gave me the prime location to… Continue reading »

Walking the town walls of Conwy

Walking the town walls of Conwy

My OH had booked us a few days away in North Wales over the Easter holidays to celebrate my 50th birthday and we arrived in the late afternoon.  It was too late in the day to really enjoy a visit to the castle so we settled on spending some time… Continue reading »

Celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day #EmbraceDirt

Having fun with the Outdoor Classroom Day

We do love to get outside as much as we can, and it’s certainly when my son is at his happiest.  Whether it be on a walk through our estate to the local nature reserve, a trip to the woods or somewhere further afield, there are always adventures to be… Continue reading »

Exploring Bodnant Garden

Exploring Bodnant Garden

We spent some time in North Wales recently.  It’s an area I’d been to before, but many years ago long before I had my son.  We’d had a few very foggy days but then the sun decided to finally make an appearance and I thought we would make good use… Continue reading »

Exploring Boarstall Duck Decoy and Claydon

Exploring Boarstall Duck Decoy and Claydon

Much of the Easter holidays were spent in wellies, boots and waterproofs but the weather certainly wasn’t going to stop us having fun and spending time with friends.  We’d had a date in the diary for some time to spend a day with my friend L and her son C… Continue reading »