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 »

Getting in the Christmas spirit at Warwick Castle

Getting in the Christmas spirit at Warwick Castle

Monkey is really starting to show an interest in history much to my delight.  I’m a big fan of all things castle related and last weekend we were getting in the Christmas spirit at Warwick Castle.  It’s been just over two years since I last visited with Monkey, and I was… Continue reading »

Feeling festive at Waddesdon Manor

Feeling festive at Waddesdon Manor

You all know that Monkey and I love visiting Waddesdon Manor, it’s been one of our ‘go to’ places since he was really small.  He knows his way around the grounds and we always have fun. My niece had been offered the chance to visit for the first time with… Continue reading »

Exploring Bristol Floating Harbour aboard Mayflower

Exploring Bristol Floating Harbour aboard Mayflower

When we were enjoying a steam train ride in Bristol last month, we spotted the opportunity to try something different. We’d timed our visit to the city just right, and would continue exploring Bristol Floating Harbour aboard Mayflower. The Mayflower is the oldest steam tug in the world, being 155 years… Continue reading »

Bristol Harbour Railway

Bristol Harbour Railway

We spent a weekend in Bristol last month to celebrate Daddy P’s 50th birthday.  I’d planned a number of ideas for his surprise weekend, but hadn’t spotted the Bristol Harbour Railway on my map.  As we walked along the floating harbour towards SS Great Britain we could see steam, the sort… Continue reading »

Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

I’ve mentioned before about our attachment to the Watercress Line in Hampshire.  Daddy P used to take his Dad there for their War Days events. I grew up in Farnham, so this was our local heritage line.  We’ve taken Monkey a few times now, and seeing Bittern there last year… Continue reading »

Going in search of The Gruffalo’s Child #weloveforests

Going in search of The Gruffalo's Child

We spent a long weekend in Bristol last weekend to celebrate Daddy P hitting 50 on Monday. Having been stuck on the M4 on the way down, we really wanted to avoid a repeat on his birthday.  Going in search of The Gruffalo’s Child at Westonbirt Arboretum and trying out… Continue reading »

A woodland walk and crafting session #weloveforests

A woodland walk and crafting session

Monkey and I were in need of some fresh air last Saturday.  We decided on a woodland walk and crafting session and headed off to the woods.  Monkey’s been asking me to make him a dream catcher for ages, so I suggested we incorporate a few of his favourite things into our… Continue reading »

Enjoying a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in October

Enjoying a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in October

Last Saturday Monkey and I had arranged to meet up with my Dad’s cousin J.  We meet up every year at one of our favourite places.  We would be enjoying a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in October, our first such visit in the autumn.  The weather forecast wasn’t promising, so I… Continue reading »

Enjoying a walk on Bodmin Moor

Enjoying a walk on Bodmin Moor

At the end of the summer holidays we spent a week in North Cornwall, based in St Breward at Hallagenna Cottages.  Our cottage backed on to the edge of the moors and we’d drive across them every day when we were off on our adventures.  We’d end most days by enjoying… Continue reading »