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 »

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 »

Star of wonder – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 181216

Star of wonder - Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 181216

Star of wonder – Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 181216.  We all rather liked this take on the Christmas Tree, what do you think?  It can be found at Scotney Castle in Kent.

Enjoying a birthday with the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Happy New Year 2017

It’s a bit of a tradition that for Monkey’s birthday we always take him out for the day.  This has always involved trains, whether it be a trip to Thomasland or a day spent on a steam railway.  With his birthday being 10th December, we’ve pretty much always been able… 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 »

Fun on a pebble beach #CountryKids

Fun on a pebble beach

My grandparents lived on the Kent coast and I have many happy childhood memories of fun on a pebble beach, but until the October before last Monkey had never seen one. He’d only ever seen sandy beaches and he couldn’t grasp the concept of stones on a beach. We’d been to… Continue reading »

Diggerland Kent #CountryKids

Diggerland Kent

Monkey has been obsessed by JCB’s of all sorts for almost as long as I can remember.  He’s forever digging, dumping and constructing – both in the living room and the garden!  I discovered Diggerland a couple of years ago. But as the two nearest sites were still a 2 hour drive… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 30 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 30

The B&W Photography Project Week 30 with PODCast and I’m going back to nature this week.  I’ve been looking through some photographs from the trip to Kent we made back in October and playing around with different shots.  I love Teasels, they’ve fascinated me since I was a child. This photo was taken… Continue reading »