Having fun at Packwood House #CountryKids

Having fun at Packwood House

How glorious was the weather last Sunday!  We couldn’t have asked for a better day to meet up with Redpeffer and her family.  We decided to spend the day with them, having fun at Packwood House.  The house is just outside Lapworth, in Warwickshire and is run by the National… Continue reading »

Fun in the garden on a winters day #CountryKids

fun in the garden on a winters day

Monkey has been so tired after a week at school that for the last few Saturday’s we’ve spent the day chilling out at home.  Sunday’s have been spent with friends, but again all of our activities have been indoors.  Last Saturday Monkey and I decided it was time to get… Continue reading »

Walking to South Foreland Lighthouse #CountryKids

Walking to South Foreland Lighthouse

We’ve been having fun at the weekends recently, but it’s all been pretty much indoors, so for this week’s #CountryKids post I’m going back to our Dover trip from last October.  You may recall that we visited the Louis Blériot Memorial next to Dover Castle.  We’d had a brief visit there… Continue reading »

The Louis Bleriot Memorial #CountryKids

The Louis Bleriot Memorial

It’s always great when you are out and about to stumble on a little bit of history, totally by chance.  Last October we were staying on the outskirts of Dover for a long weekend to celebrate Daddy P’s birthday.  We’d spent a great day at Dover Castle (more on that… Continue reading »

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal #CountryKids

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

Last weekend we needed to get Monkey some new shoes in Banbury and we hadn’t had the opportunity to get outside.  So I promised him that once we’d sorted his shoes out we would go for a quick stroll by the Oxford canal. The Oxford Canal runs through Banbury and… Continue reading »

Nuffield Place #CountryKids

Nuffield Place

I’m taking you back to warmer days again today, back to our summer of fun from last year and a trip to Nuffield Place near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Nuffield Place is a National Trust property that belonged to Lord Nuffield, the founder of the Morris Motor Company.  When I was looking… Continue reading »