Celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day with a five mile walk #EmbraceDirt

Celebrating Outdoor Classroom Day with a five mile walk

We often spend time outdoors going for a walk in the countryside.  It’s often a walk in the woods or within the estate of a National Trust property.  My son is learning on every adventure we have. I probably don’t actually acknowledge just how much he’s taking in, if I’m… Continue reading »

Treat time at John Lewis and KuPP Oxford #JohnLewis

Treat time at John Lewis and KuPP Oxford

It’s not often I get to spend time away from my son in the evenings, but when an invitation popped into my inbox recently, I just knew I had to make it work, and I got to take a friend with me too!  Bonus.  We were off to enjoy some treat… Continue reading »

Family dining at The Alchemist in Oxford

Moroccan Lamb Rump

My son is getting to an age now where eating out is a more pleasurable experience.  Don’t get me wrong, he can still be very fussy, but he’s realised that he can enjoy himself in different environments.  I’ve been to the new Westgate shopping complex in Oxford a number of… Continue reading »

Eating out at Beefeater Applecart Didcot

Beefeater Applecart Didcot

January has to be my least favourite month of the year.  It’s cold, dark, often wet and just a let down after all the fun and festivities of December.  We’d had a really up and down week here last week.  A terrible start to the week, but my son had… Continue reading »

Exploring the new Westgate Oxford

Exploring the new Westgate Oxford

People always laugh when they discover that considering how close to Oxford I’ve lived for well over thirty years, that until my son was born eight years ago, I’d rarely ever visited or county town.  Since my son arrived on the scene we visited the numerous museums countless times but… Continue reading »

Little Diggers Christmas Grotto at Wyevale Garden Centre Bicester

Little Diggers Christmas Grotto at Wyevale Garden Centre Bicester

The first time we ever took my son to see Santa was at the Bicester Avenue branch of Wyevale Garden Centres.  I can still picture his face as we held his little hand as he wandered around the trail before meeting the big man for the very first time.  Roll… Continue reading »