Snowdrop spotting at Stowe

Snowdrop spotting at Stowe

I’m so relieved that January is done and dusted for another year.  I’m really not a fan of the first month of the year.  Long dark, dreary grey days with minimal colour to brighten the spirits.  The weather had been particularly rubbish over the weekends or we’d had indoor commitments. … Continue reading »

Deer spotting at Charlecote Park

Deer spotting at Charlecote Park

We have failed miserably to get outdoors this month at the weekend, primarily because we’ve been catching up with family and friends, but I’m longing to see my son running around outside!  So today I’m taking a look back at a few hours we spent deer spotting at Charlecote Park with… Continue reading »

Revisiting Packwood House in the snow

Revisiting Packwood House in the snow

We’ve had our National Trust membership since my son was very small, and it’s something I often recommend to friends.  These days a visit is about so much more than visiting a stately home, the sites really are far more set up for the whole family to enjoy. We’ve certainly… Continue reading »

Enjoying Waddesdon Imaginarium on New Years Eve

Enjoying Waddesdon Imaginarium on New Years Eve

Waddesdon Manor has been a regular haunt since we first joined the National Trust when my son was really small.  We live fairly close by and are often to be found enjoying the grounds and admiring the beautiful exterior of the house.  We’d had such a manic build up to… Continue reading »

Outdoors fun whatever the weather #Countrykids

Outdoors fun whatever the weather

Monkey and I are definitely missing the Spanish sun at the moment.  It was a bit of a shock to fly back from 40 degree temperatures and wall to wall sunshine where my parents live, to a grey, dull and rather wet English August. This week has been particularly rubbish… Continue reading »

A family day at Greys Court

A family day at Greys Court

When my parents were here during the half term holidays we wanted to take them out for the day to somewhere they’d not visited before.  We’d got a long road trip ahead of us, so we needed this day to be a little closer to home. Before they emigrated to… Continue reading »