Exploring the Dudley Canal Tunnels

Exploring the Dudley Canal Tunnels

Do you remember the last May Bank holiday when we actually had three glorious sunny days?  Hard to believe that was only a few weeks ago isn’t it.  We spent one of those days at the Black Country Living Museum and hadn’t realised that it was right next door to… Continue reading »

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 »

Dinosaurs in the Wild – North Greenwich #dinosaursinthewild

My son has been obsessed with dinosaurs since he was tiny.  It always amazed me that a child who struggled to talk and read could say Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops with ease.  He seemed to come with an inbuilt knowledge of these prehistoric beasts and his interest in them seems… 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 »

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 »