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 »

Become The Gruffalo Spotter with The Forestry Commission #GruffaloSpotters

Become The Gruffalo Spotter with The Forestry Commission

Have you heard that you can become The Gruffalo Spotter with The Forestry Commission?  No?  Well read on. They’ve teamed up with Magic Light Productions to offer an augmented reality app, bringing the story of The Gruffalo alive within their deep, dark woods and forests. So if you go down to… 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 »

Snowdrop spotting at Evenley Wood Garden

Snowdrop spotting at Evenley Wood Garden

Monkey and I have been having a few quiet days at home this week, it’s been much-needed after the events of the last few weeks.  But yesterday, we really were both in need of some fresh air.  I didn’t want to drive far, knew that we’d be at Stowe today,… Continue reading »

A quick stop at Ightham Mote

A quick stop at Ightham Mote

You may recall that we took Monkey to Kent for his birthday, back in December.  We’d spent some lovely time at Bodiam Castle on his birthday and then a wonderful morning exploring Scotney Castle.  We had one last moat to see before heading back to Oxfordshire.  We left Scotney and… Continue reading »

Exploring Scotney Castle

Exploring Scotney Castle

When I’d booked for us to stay in Kent for a couple of days for Monkey’s birthday, I was looking for places to visit on the Sunday on our way home.I’d watched the Sky Landscape Artist of the Year series on TV recently and fallen for one of the locations…. Continue reading »

Exploring Bodiam Castle

Exploring Bodiam Castle

You may recall that we visited Kent for a few days last month, for Monkey’s birthday.  We’d spent the morning of his birthday enjoying a steam train ride on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, had some lunch and I’d got an idea in mind for the afternoon.  Monkey has… Continue reading »

Cinderella and The Glass Slipper

Cinderella and The Glass Slipper

We’d really been looking forward to the week leading up to Christmas, and had lots of festive activities planned, and then Monkey was poorly.  Luckily the team at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury re-arranged our tickets so Monkey could still go to the ball and see Cinderella and The Glass Slipper. The… Continue reading »

Enjoying a birthday with the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Happy New Year 2017

It’s a bit of a tradition that for Monkey’s birthday we always take him out for the day.  This has always involved trains, whether it be a trip to Thomasland or a day spent on a steam railway.  With his birthday being 10th December, we’ve pretty much always been able… Continue reading »