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 »

Exploring Oxford Castle Unlocked with a not so timid child

Exploring Oxford Castle Unlocked with a not so timid child

It’s no big secret that I like castles, they’ve been a passion since childhood.  It’s a passion I’m passing on to Monkey. I want him to realise that history isn’t boring, it’s not just about memorising a load of dates.  It’s real, it’s our past, it’s important.  He is constantly… Continue reading »

Exploring Castelo de Silves

Exploring Castelo de Silves

I’m a sucker for a castle, they’ve fascinated me since childhood and I’m so pleased that Monkey seems to share the passion.  When we decided to stay in Portugal with my parents and use Silves as our base, I couldn’t really have been any happier.  We spent our first full… Continue reading »

A tale of two castles in Kent – Walmer Castle

Walmer Castle Gardens

I’ve loved castles since I was a child.  History has always been a love of mine and I’m always eager to explore historic sites.  For me, the facts and figures of the past really come alive when you can see the evidence for yourself.  I want Monkey to have a… Continue reading »

Dover Castle – days out in Kent

Dover Castle

Back in October we stayed just outside Dover at the Park Resorts caravan site for a long weekend for Daddy P’s birthday.  I was actually born in Kent, but we moved to Surrey when I was small, and although I’ve had family in the north and east of the county, I’ve rarely… Continue reading »

The Alphabet Photography Project O is for Old #alphabetphoto

The Alphabet Photography Project O is for Old

Week 15 of PODcast‘s linky The Alphabet Photography Project and this week we are up to O.  Last year I picked Olives, something that always reminds me of my parents and where they live in Spain. This time around I very nearly went for a photo from my first trip… Continue reading »