Enjoying Marwell Zoo and the Great Bricks Safari

Enjoying Marwell Zoo and the Great Bricks Safari

Have you ever visited somewhere and wondered how on earth you’ve never been there before?  I’ve seen signs for Marwell Zoo so many times but always when we’ve been on the way to somewhere else, and have never had the time to stop.  Finally I put that to rights, and… Continue reading »

Bellz! Magnetic Game

Bellz! Magnetic Game

There’s something so intriguing about magnets isn’t there?  They’ve fascinated me since childhood and my 7 year old son seems to be fixated with them too.  I’m hoping to have a few adventures with him over the summer holidays so I’m always on the look out for something that will… Continue reading »

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 »