An evening at The Angel in Bicester

An evening at The Angel in Bicester

It’s not often I get to go out these days in the evening. With a husband that works over 80 hours a week, a social life is something I’ve almost forgotten!  So when an opportunity arises to have a night out with a friend I tend to jump on it,… 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 »

Enjoying the bluebells at Wytham Woods

Enjoying the bluebells at Wytham Woods

For Stage 3 of my photography course we are spending more time out on location.  For our first trip we spent a couple of hours enjoying the bluebells at Wytham Woods.  Found on the outskirts of Oxford, it’s not somewhere I’d been before and I was looking forward to a nice… Continue reading »

Exploring Stonor Park

Exploring Stonor Park

We were looking for different places to visit over the Easter holidays, and I’d spotted an advert in a local magazine for an Easter Egg Trail somewhere new.  We would be spending a day exploring Stonor Park, near Henley-on-Thames and there was the hope that we might spot a few deer… Continue reading »

Relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel – Weston on the Green

Relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel

With my last 40 something birthday around the corner I was in need of a bit of a treat recently, and spending a weekend relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel, Weston on the Green provided just that.  Located close to Bicester, and within easy reach of Oxford, the building dates… Continue reading »

Walking around Queen Pool at Blenheim Palace

Walking around Queen Pool at Blenheim Palace

We’re lucky to have a number of wonderful places to explore on our doorstep.  It often means that we don’t take as much advantage of them as we should.  Monkey and I needed to get out for some fresh air last weekend and I didn’t want to drive too far,… Continue reading »

The White House at Bladon

The White House at Bladon

We’re frequent visitors to Blenheim Palace and we’ve passed The White House at Bladon so many times over the years.  It’s somewhere we’ve always thought we should stop at and investigate, but our timing has never been quite right to make lunch or dinner a viable option.  All that changed on… Continue reading »

The Fat Fox Inn in Watlington

The Fat Fox in Watlington

In my quest to persuade my beloved son that he can eat something other than margherita pizza when we’re out and about, we’re making a point of finding eateries where it isn’t even on the menu! Last Sunday it was bitterly cold, one of those days to curl up in front… Continue reading »

Discovering Port Meadow for the first time

Discovering Port Meadow for the first time

I’m conscious of the fact that there is so much of Oxfordshire that we haven’t explored.  I think, like most people we tend to have our adventures away from home.  Often ignoring what’s on our doorstep.  This became glaringly apparent following a recent review trip to The Perch on the… Continue reading »

A belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford

A belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford

Daddy P and I have been married for 7 years. With him being back to full on work mode after our Cornish holiday and Monkey going back to school, it really got rather forgotten. So on Sunday we enjoyed a belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford. It was going… Continue reading »