Cinderella and The Glass Slipper

Cinderella and The Glass Slipper

We’d really been looking forward to the week leading up to Christmas, and had lots of festive activities planned, and then Monkey was poorly.  Luckily the team at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury re-arranged our tickets so Monkey could still go to the ball and see Cinderella and The Glass Slipper. The… Continue reading »

Alfie White: Space Explorer at The Mill Arts Centre

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Last Saturday Monkey and I caught the train to Banbury.  My little adventurer was going to see Alfie White: Space Explorer at The Mill Arts Centre. Monkey loves anything to do with space and has his own rocket ship, so I knew he’d be excited to see the show.  We’ve seen… Continue reading »

Project 366 2016 Week 42-43

Project 366 2016 Week 42-43

Project 366 2016 Week 42-43 Day 290-303 Sorry – there might be some boring fireplace shots here!  You’ve been warned.  Two weeks that saw Daddy P turn 50, with a surprise trip to Bristol, a meeting with The Gruffalo’s Child and ended with a Ferris Wheel, train journey and a space… Continue reading »

Signalling change – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 021016

Last Sunday we got to see a piece of history as we joined a free tour of Banbury North Signal Box, before it’s demolished.  I’ve spent years seeing this signal box when I’ve travelled to and from Birmingham, and if I’m honest I’ve taken it totally for granted.  But we… Continue reading »

Walking into Autumn with Hotter #HotterAW16

Walking into Autumn with Hotter

It’s a well documented fact that I love shoes and boots. It’s a love affair that shows no sign of diminishing with age. But these days, along with styling and colour, I also appreciate comfort.  I’m going to be walking into Autumn with Hotter, and my feet are being treated to… Continue reading »

Toby Carvery Banbury #ManicMumday

Toby Carvery Banbury

I don’t know about you, but December is absolutely mad here.  It’s Monkey’s birthday on Thursday, so between that, getting sorted for Christmas, school play, homework and catching up with friends and keeping the blog going  – I am officially frazzled.  Blogging isn’t a 9-5 job, it involves lots of… Continue reading »

Mr Tiger Goes Wild at The Mill Arts Centre

Mr Tiger Goes Wild at The Mill Arts Centre

I received an email a few weeks ago which really took me back in time.  We moved to North Oxfordshire from Surrey when I was 14, and I lived around the area ever since. Monkey and I were invited to a performance of Mr Tiger Goes Wild at The Mill Arts… Continue reading »

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal #CountryKids

A quick stroll by the Oxford Canal

Last weekend we needed to get Monkey some new shoes in Banbury and we hadn’t had the opportunity to get outside.  So I promised him that once we’d sorted his shoes out we would go for a quick stroll by the Oxford canal. The Oxford Canal runs through Banbury and… Continue reading »

Festive Menu at Brewers Fayre

Festive Menu at Brewers Fayre

I discovered Brewers Fayre when Monkey was quite small, and the Wobbly Wheel, near Banbury, has been a regular haunt for the last four years.  They run a loyalty card scheme and we always seem to rack up our points really quickly, to make a reasonable meal even cheaper.  When… Continue reading »