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 »

Exploring Scotney Castle

Exploring Scotney Castle

When I’d booked for us to stay in Kent for a couple of days for Monkey’s birthday, I was looking for places to visit on the Sunday on our way home.I’d watched the Sky Landscape Artist of the Year series on TV recently and fallen for one of the locations…. Continue reading »

Exploring Bodiam Castle

Exploring Bodiam Castle

You may recall that we visited Kent for a few days last month, for Monkey’s birthday.  We’d spent the morning of his birthday enjoying a steam train ride on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, had some lunch and I’d got an idea in mind for the afternoon.  Monkey has… Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Ship Ahoy! – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 301016

Ship Ahoy! - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 301016

Ship Ahoy! – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 301016.  Not a view of a ship you get to see most days.   If you ever find yourself in Bristol, make time to visit SS Great Britain, it’s well worth the entry cost.  I’ll be writing more about our visit soon.

Family time in Mauritius

Family time in Mauritius

Back in 1994 I travelled to Mauritius, the beautiful island set in the midst of the Indian Ocean. I’d been aware of the island through work, as we had a distributor based in the capital, Port Louis.  I was looking forward to seeing the various places I’d heard about in… 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 »

Revisiting Tintagel Castle 20 years on

Revisiting Tintagel Castle 20 years on

When we visited Cornwall last Spring we were tantalizing close to the village of Tintagel. We had so much to cram in that week with friends, that we never got closer than seeing the road signs.  This year, I was determined to rectify that matter.  We arrived in Cornwall early… Continue reading »