Snowdrop spotting at Evenley Wood Garden

Snowdrop spotting at Evenley Wood Garden

Monkey and I have been having a few quiet days at home this week, it’s been much-needed after the events of the last few weeks.  But yesterday, we really were both in need of some fresh air.  I didn’t want to drive far, knew that we’d be at Stowe today,… Continue reading »

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 »

Chasing away the cobwebs

Chasing away the cobwebs

There are times when you just need to get out of the house and spend some time chasing away the cobwebs. We’re lucky that we have a few places fairly close to home that we visit regularly, that offer just that opportunity.  A chance to run around in a familiar setting…. 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 »

Feeling festive at Waddesdon Manor

Feeling festive at Waddesdon Manor

You all know that Monkey and I love visiting Waddesdon Manor, it’s been one of our ‘go to’ places since he was really small.  He knows his way around the grounds and we always have fun. My niece had been offered the chance to visit for the first time with… 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 »

Going in search of The Gruffalo’s Child #weloveforests

Going in search of The Gruffalo's Child

We spent a long weekend in Bristol last weekend to celebrate Daddy P hitting 50 on Monday. Having been stuck on the M4 on the way down, we really wanted to avoid a repeat on his birthday.  Going in search of The Gruffalo’s Child at Westonbirt Arboretum and trying out… Continue reading »

A woodland walk and crafting session #weloveforests

A woodland walk and crafting session

Monkey and I were in need of some fresh air last Saturday.  We decided on a woodland walk and crafting session and headed off to the woods.  Monkey’s been asking me to make him a dream catcher for ages, so I suggested we incorporate a few of his favourite things into our… Continue reading »