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 »

The White Horse at Duns Tew

The White Horse at Duns Tew

Being a Mum is extremely rewarding but it’s also flipping hard work.  I’ve loved having my son home with me over the summer holidays, but he’s full on from the minute he gets up until the second he falls asleep.  I was totally frazzled by Monday.  I admire all working Mums as… Continue reading »

Fun Activities at Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace #countryfilelive

Fun Activities at Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace

It has to be said that Blenheim Palace is one of our favourite places.  We’ve made so many memories there since Monkey was born.  We’ve shared a few of them here on the blog over the years too, as you’ll probably remember.  You may also remember one of Monkey’s all… Continue reading »

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

We may be about as far away from the sea as you can get, being based in Oxfordshire, but we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.  As you know, we do love exploring and we are big fans of the Cotswolds, which we can reach in less than an hour from… Continue reading »

A trip to Stoke Wood

A trip to Stoke Wood

Last Saturday Monkey and I were having a bit of a lazy day, we’d spent the morning catching up with some homework and had fun with some craft projects.  But we both needed a bit of fresh air, it was already past lunch time and I didn’t fancy driving far,… Continue reading »

Good Friday at Blenheim Palace #CountryKids

Good Friday at Blenheim Palace

I do love days that just seem to sort themselves out.  I had absolutely no plans for yesterday.  I’d figured that Monkey would be worn out from school and we’d just spend a day together at home chilling out.  He had a high temperature when he went to bed and… Continue reading »