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 »

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 »

A tale of two castles in Kent – Deal Castle

A tale of two castles in Kent - Deal Castle

Last week I shared some memories from our trip to Walmer Castle in Kent with you, and this week I continue with a tale of two castles in Kent – Deal Castle.  The castle is a stones throw north of Walmer Castle on the Kent coast, and a visit to both castles… 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 »

Exploring Kenilworth Castle

Exploring Kenilworth Castle

It’s total madness that I’ve not written this post up before now.  I’m looking out into the garden on a sunny, yes, sunny, January day and it reminded me of a sunny Spring day out we had last year with friends.  I’ve been fascinated by the Tudor period for as… Continue reading »

Baking by colour with English Heritage

Baking by colour with English Heritage

We all love eating apples here, we have an apple tree but sadly this year’s fruit just didn’t grow at all, so not sure what went wrong.  I love baking, although I’m nowhere near GBBO standard, but it’s still something I enjoy.  I’ve been baking by colour with English Heritage as… 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 »

Where did those 2 weeks go?

Where did those 2 weeks go

Wow, it’s 13th April, where did those 2 weeks go?  Monkey went back to school today after an action packed Easter holiday. I took a much-needed break from the blog to enjoy every moment with him and to have some chill out time in the evenings. So what did we… Continue reading »

Entertaining the kids during half term

Entertaining the kids this half term

I can’t believe we are nearly half way through February already – eek!  Have you got some plans for entertaining the kids during half term? We’ve got a busy week planned spending a few days with family friends in different parts of the country.  But we also plan on making… Continue reading »