Exploring the Tower of London

Exploring the Tower of London

I’m a firm believer that History is far from boring and that the best way for children to learn about our past is to see it for themselves.  My son was learning about the Tudor period recently and I decided he should see where Anne Boleyn spent her last days…. Continue reading »

Signalling change – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 021016

Last Sunday we got to see a piece of history as we joined a free tour of Banbury North Signal Box, before it’s demolished.  I’ve spent years seeing this signal box when I’ve travelled to and from Birmingham, and if I’m honest I’ve taken it totally for granted.  But we… 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 »

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 »

The B&W Photography Project Week 59 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 59

The B&W Photography Project Week 59 with PODCast and today I’m sharing with you the detail on a cannon from the time of Henry VIII, a surviving relic from the Mary Rose. I was 14 when the ruin of the Mary Rose was brought up from the bottom of the Solent.  I… 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 »