An afternoon at Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre

An afternoon at Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre

Last Saturday we’d arranged to meet up with friends and spend an afternoon at Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre.  It’s somewhere I’ve been meaning to take Monkey since in opened a few years ago, but for one reason and another it’s never happened.  It was time to put that… Continue reading »

A day of fun at Odds Farm Park

A day of fun at Odds Farm Park

We’re so lucky to live in an area with lots of attractions within an hour away.  We really are spoilt for choice really.  The downside to this is that you can visit somewhere, enjoy it, and vow to return, and then find that 5 years has passed before you keep… Continue reading »

Springtime fun at the Manor #CountryKids

Springtime fun at the Manor

Monkey and I had had a fairly busy week last week so I had no plans for last Saturday.  It was going to be a ‘suck it and see’ kind of day, but when we woke up, the sun was out and it seemed sensible to get outside and enjoy… Continue reading »

Easter Egg Hunt at Stowe Landscape Gardens

Easter Egg Hunt at Stowe Landscape Gardens

You all know where Monkey’s happy place is, and we got to share it with some of his oldest friends last Saturday.  It was time for an Easter Egg Hunt at Stowe Landscape Gardens with 2 of Monkey’s NCT buddies and their mum.  The weather could not have been more different from… Continue reading »

Seeing Cliveden through the eyes of a child

Seeing Cliveden through the eyes of a child

I first visited the National Trust property Cliveden, in April 2009, the Spring before Monkey was born.  I fell in love with the place and have been meaning to return ever since. Fast forward nearly 7 years and we finally made it back last weekend.  We would be seeing Cliveden… Continue reading »

Animal tracks trail at Stowe Landscape Gardens

Animal tracks trail at Stowe Landscape a Gardens

We weren’t going to let a freezing cold morning stop us having an adventure last week during half term. Monkey and I wrapped up warm and headed off to his happy place ready to do some detective work. It was time to test his observation skills with the Animal Tracks… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 81

Chimneys at Waddesdon Manor in Black and White

The B&W Photography Project Week 81 and this week it’s all about looking up.  We’re lucky enough to live pretty close to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire and the manor house is stunning.  You really do have to keep looking up to admire the intricate stonework, the details are just beautiful.  

Sticks and cake at Waddesdon Manor

Sticks and cake at Waddesdon Manor

Knowing we would be indoors all day on Sunday at a museum, Monkey and I were both in need of some fresh air last Saturday.  We were somewhat relieved to see the rain clouds pass and blue skies emerge Saturday morning, so we packed up the car and headed out… Continue reading »

Stowe Landscape Gardens – Monkey’s happy place #Countrykids

Stowe Landscape Gardens

My plan for the Christmas holidays was to take things slowly, not to rush around the country like a loony (my normal holiday style) and to just have a quiet break with Monkey. We always find the first term back at school challenging, throw in his birthday and all that… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 66 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 66

The B&W Photography Project Week 66 with PODCast and this week I’m sharing a photo I took in May 2008.  It’s one of those annoying situations where I know I took it in May, I know I was with my Mum’s brother and sister, and it was in Buckinghamshire. But where exactly?  Who knows!… Continue reading »