A walk through Cardinham Woods in the rain #weloveforests

A walk through Cardinham Woods in the rain

When we were in Cornwall last year we saw Cardinham Woods from our steam train ride on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.  We said then, that we really must visit the woods in the future.  So on our recent trip I’d pencilled in a day to do just that.  The weather… Continue reading »

A day of fun at Odds Farm Park

A day of fun at Odds Farm Park

We’re so lucky to live in an area with lots of attractions within an hour away.  We really are spoilt for choice really.  The downside to this is that you can visit somewhere, enjoy it, and vow to return, and then find that 5 years has passed before you keep… Continue reading »

A day spent tracking dinosaurs in Staffordshire

A day spent tracking dinosaurs in Staffordshire

We were spending a few days with my best friend earlier this week, and we got to do something a little unusual. A day spent Tracking dinosaurs in Staffordshire no less, and you can imagine how much fun Monkey had. I’ve been wanting to take Monkey to visit the National Forest… Continue reading »

A day of fun at Countryfile Live

A day of fun at Countryfile Live

On Sunday we got to have a day of fun at Countryfile Live, which was being held at Blenheim Palace.  It was the last day of the four-day event and we were all looking forward to exploring.  You may recall that I attended the recent press day, where I got to go… Continue reading »

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

When we were in Portugal last month my parents suggested a day out at the zoo.  When they told us that there were no ‘big’ animals there, I wasn’t sure how Monkey would react. He does love his Giraffes and Rhinos after all.  But I have to say, my fears… Continue reading »

A first visit to Oxford University Parks

A first visit to Oxford University Parks

Considering how close we live to Oxford, I really haven’t explored the city very much.  I keep meaning to take Monkey on one of the open top bus tours so we can both learn a little more about a county city.  A couple of months ago we were there to… Continue reading »

Beach time at Praia dos Três Castelos

Beach time at Praia dos Três Castelos

Along the Algarve you are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches> If we’d been staying in the region for longer, we would have explored more.  But our recent trip was all about relaxing with family, without too much driving around.  My parents know the area and were in… Continue reading »

Wandering around the ruins of Hailes Abbey

Wandering around the ruins of Hailes Abbey

We took Daddy P to the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire railway last Sunday for his Fathers Day treat.  It’s well worth a visit if you are ever near in the Cheltenham area, and I’m sure I’ll be writing about it soon.  The weather behaved itself and we decided to make a slight detour… Continue reading »

Exploring Castelo de Silves

Exploring Castelo de Silves

I’m a sucker for a castle, they’ve fascinated me since childhood and I’m so pleased that Monkey seems to share the passion.  When we decided to stay in Portugal with my parents and use Silves as our base, I couldn’t really have been any happier.  We spent our first full… Continue reading »

Things to do for free in Coventry City Centre

Things to do for free in Coventry City Centre

Last month we decided to head to a city I’ve never explored before.  I’d been to Tile Hill College with the Institute of Export many years ago but had never ventured further.  We discovered a number of things to do for free in Coventry City Centre, and headed up the motorway… Continue reading »