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 »

A Saturday stroll

Project 366 2016 Week 8

After a busy week at school, Monkey was really tired last weekend and I could tell that some quiet time at home was required. We got his homework out-of-the-way and had some play time before lunch. But we needed to clear away the cobwebs and decided to go on a… Continue reading »

Boswell & Co Oxford

Boswell & Co Oxford

Considering how close we live to Oxford, we really are rather infrequent visitors to our famous county city.  Any excursions have normally involved driving along the A34 to the Park and Ride which may or may not be clogged up with traffic.  Towards the end of last year a new… Continue reading »

Wa! Curry

Wa! Curry

I do love Indian food and the opportunity came up recently to try some wonderfully authentic Indian cuisine with some of my Oxfordshire Bloggers friends. We were invited to try the recently opened Wa! Curry restaurant based inside the Ozone Leisure Park, close the the Kassam football stadium in Oxford…. Continue reading »

Toby Carvery Banbury #ManicMumday

Toby Carvery Banbury

I don’t know about you, but December is absolutely mad here.  It’s Monkey’s birthday on Thursday, so between that, getting sorted for Christmas, school play, homework and catching up with friends and keeping the blog going  – I am officially frazzled.  Blogging isn’t a 9-5 job, it involves lots of… Continue reading »

Mr Tiger Goes Wild at The Mill Arts Centre

Mr Tiger Goes Wild at The Mill Arts Centre

I received an email a few weeks ago which really took me back in time.  We moved to North Oxfordshire from Surrey when I was 14, and I lived around the area ever since. Monkey and I were invited to a performance of Mr Tiger Goes Wild at The Mill Arts… Continue reading »

Beefeater Ock Mill Abingdon

Beefeater Ock Mill Abingdon

On Sunday we headed out for lunch to try the Autumn/Winter menu at Beefeater Ock Mill Abingdon.  It’s the first time I can remember eating at a Beefeater eatery and it was to be Monkey’s first trip to Abingdon.  The Ock Mill is a lovely old building on the north of… Continue reading »

Banking for Victory at Upton House

Banking for Victory

Having lived in or near to Banbury for a number of years I’ve been familiar with the name of Upton House for some time.  The National Trust property can be found just on the outskirts of the Oxfordshire town and has a rather interesting history to share.  I went along… Continue reading »