Getting in the Christmas spirit at Warwick Castle

Getting in the Christmas spirit at Warwick Castle

Monkey is really starting to show an interest in history much to my delight.  I’m a big fan of all things castle related and last weekend we were getting in the Christmas spirit at Warwick Castle.  It’s been just over two years since I last visited with Monkey, and I was… 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 »

Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

I’ve mentioned before about our attachment to the Watercress Line in Hampshire.  Daddy P used to take his Dad there for their War Days events. I grew up in Farnham, so this was our local heritage line.  We’ve taken Monkey a few times now, and seeing Bittern there last year… 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 »

Enjoying a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in October

Enjoying a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in October

Last Saturday Monkey and I had arranged to meet up with my Dad’s cousin J.  We meet up every year at one of our favourite places.  We would be enjoying a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in October, our first such visit in the autumn.  The weather forecast wasn’t promising, so I… Continue reading »

Discovering Port Meadow for the first time

Discovering Port Meadow for the first time

I’m conscious of the fact that there is so much of Oxfordshire that we haven’t explored.  I think, like most people we tend to have our adventures away from home.  Often ignoring what’s on our doorstep.  This became glaringly apparent following a recent review trip to The Perch on the… 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 »

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 »

A day spent tracking dinosaurs in Staffordshire

A day spent tracking dinosaurs in Staffordshire

We were spending a few days with my best friend earlier this week, and we got to do something a little unusual. A day spent Tracking dinosaurs in Staffordshire no less, and you can imagine how much fun Monkey had. I’ve been wanting to take Monkey to visit the National Forest… Continue reading »

Wandering around the ruins of Hailes Abbey

Wandering around the ruins of Hailes Abbey

We took Daddy P to the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire railway last Sunday for his Fathers Day treat.  It’s well worth a visit if you are ever near in the Cheltenham area, and I’m sure I’ll be writing about it soon.  The weather behaved itself and we decided to make a slight detour… Continue reading »