Easter at Lanhydrock

Easter at Lanhydrock

I can’t quite believe it’s almost a year since we were last in Cornwall, and Monkey’s first visit to this wonderful corner of England.  We were staying at Coombe Mill with Iona and the Redpeffer gang and I’d heard so many lovely reports about a certain National Trust property that… 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 »

Stowe Landscape Gardens – revisiting an old friend

Stowe Landscape Gardens

The weather last weekend was lovely wasn’t it.  I’d been at Blog On Win all day on Saturday and Monkey had spent most of the day helping Daddy P with work jobs.  We all needed to dust off the cobwebs on Sunday.  We had planned to visit the Banbury Canal… Continue reading »

A boat cruise on Rutland Water #CountryKids

A boat cruise on Rutland Water

Last Saturday Monkey and I were invited to Lands’s End – no not the well known Cornish landmark (bit far away for a day trip!), but the clothing company, based in Oakham, Leicestershire.  When I was checking out the route I released we’d be driving right past Rutland Water and… Continue reading »

An afternoon of fun at Calke Abbey #CountryKids

An afternoon of fun at Calke Abbey

Today I thought I’d share with you an afternoon of fun at Calke Abbey.  Well that’s not entirely true, I’m actually going to share two afternoon’s of fun at Calke Abbey, enjoyed almost exactly a year apart. I never got to share our experience from last year, with all that went… Continue reading »

Exploring Rosliston Forestry Centre

Exploring Rosliston Forestry Centre

Monkey and I were staying with my best friend in Derbyshire for a couple of days last month and I she’d suggested a couple of places we could visit.  One hit the mark immediately and off we went for a day out exploring Rosliston Forestry Centre on the outskirts of Swadlincote… Continue reading »

Enjoying a day out at Avoncroft Museum

Enjoying a day out at Avoncroft Museum

I’m always looking out for new places to explore with Monkey; even better if there is a good mix of outdoor space, educational aspects and lots of fun to be had.  We certainly found all of those elements recently when we were enjoying a day out at Avoncroft Museum. Avoncroft Museum of Historic buildings… Continue reading »

IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford

As you all know we’re big fans of transport here and do love our aeroplanes!  Monkey and I were spending a few days in Cambridge last week and decided we really should explore IWM Duxford whilst we were so close. IWM Duxford is about a 20 minute drive from Cambridge… 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 »

El Torcal de Antequera #CountryKids

El Torcal de Antequera

I’ve visited Andalusia a lot of times since my parents emigrated over 10 years ago and visited at various times of the year.   We’ve travelled near and far, enjoying the sights of Cordoba and Granada, seen the apes in Gibraltar and walked up the Giralda in one of my… Continue reading »