Our first camping experience with Ready Camp

Our first camping experience with Ready Camp

I can’t lie, I like my luxuries and as much as I love the outdoors, I’m a big fan of creature comforts. My brother and friends have tried and failed to get me to go camping for years. With my 7 year old son now at Beavers and likely to… 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 »

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 »

Enjoying the Donington Historic Festival

Enjoying the Donington Historic Festival

It’s no big secret that I love motor racing.  My Dad inspired a love that both my brother and I have tried to pass on to our children.  Sadly I don’t have Dad’s encyclopedic knowledge and instant recall of every car that’s ever raced since the year dot, where they… Continue reading »

Exploring Croome Court

Exploring Croome Court

We were looking for some new places to explore over the recent Easter holidays and I always like to make use of our National Trust membership where I can.  I was flicking through the members book, looking for ideas when I found somewhere that I was pretty sure would tick… Continue reading »

Spending a birthday at Mottisfont

Spending a birthday at Mottisfont

As a child I loved it when my birthday fell within the school Easter holidays. Now it’s nice when I can get to share my day with Monkey.  This year I’d decided to treat us both to an overnight stay in Bournemouth, so I could wake up on my last 40… Continue reading »

Travel Activity Book – review and giveaway

Travel Activity Book

So we are finally on our Easter break, seems like most of the world started last week, so I apologise if it rains from now on.  Monkey and I are going to be doing a fair bit of travelling around over the next couple of weeks.  I wanted something that… Continue reading »

On roads and water with London Duck Tours

On roads and water with London Duck Tours

Last Sunday the sun shone and we caught the train from home telling Monkey we were going on an adventure. We’d be doing something a little bit different and Monkey would be facing a fear head on.  We would be exploring our capital city on roads and water with London Duck… Continue reading »

Kids’ Travel Guide – Spain

Kids' Travel Guide - Spain

As regular readers know, my parents live in Spain and I’m always looking for new ideas to entertain and educate my 7-year-old son with a Spanish theme.  When I was contacted by Flying Kids, I just knew we had to try out their Kids’ Travel Guide – Spain, activity book. The 44… 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 »