A family day at Greys Court

A family day at Greys Court

When my parents were here during the half term holidays we wanted to take them out for the day to somewhere they’d not visited before.  We’d got a long road trip ahead of us, so we needed this day to be a little closer to home. Before they emigrated to… Continue reading »

Conquering fears on Open Farm Sunday

Conquering fears on Open Farm Sunday

It’s not big secret that my 7 year old son takes life at his own pace.  He’s often risk averse and no matter how much encouragement he’s given, he isn’t great at trying new things. It’s often left me feeling a little sad for him, especially when he’s missed out… Continue reading »

Bushcrafting with Cotswold Adventures

Bushcrafting with Cotswold Adventures

We get to try some great things through the blog, and I’m always interested in experiences where both Monkey and I can come away having learned something new.  An email pinged into my inbox recently that really grabbed my attention and a date was set in my diary to try… Continue reading »

Having fun at Canons Ashby

Having fun at Canons Ashby

Do you ever find that you’ve lived somewhere for years and missed visiting a total gem that’s right on your doorstep? That’s exactly whats happened to me recently.  I’ve lived in this part of the country for well over 30 years and had never visited a particular National Trust property…. Continue reading »

Having fun at Compton Verney

Having fun at Compton Verney

Last Saturday Monkey and I got to spend the day having fun at Compton Verney with my friend L and her son C. We’d been invited along to explore their Art Gallery and 120 acres of Parkland, to see what they have on offer for a family day out.  Located close… Continue reading »

Exploring Stonor Park

Exploring Stonor Park

We were looking for different places to visit over the Easter holidays, and I’d spotted an advert in a local magazine for an Easter Egg Trail somewhere new.  We would be spending a day exploring Stonor Park, near Henley-on-Thames and there was the hope that we might spot a few deer… Continue reading »