Enjoying a birthday with the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Happy New Year 2017

It’s a bit of a tradition that for Monkey’s birthday we always take him out for the day.  This has always involved trains, whether it be a trip to Thomasland or a day spent on a steam railway.  With his birthday being 10th December, we’ve pretty much always been able… Continue reading »

Bristol Harbour Railway

Bristol Harbour Railway

We spent a weekend in Bristol last month to celebrate Daddy P’s 50th birthday.  I’d planned a number of ideas for his surprise weekend, but hadn’t spotted the Bristol Harbour Railway on my map.  As we walked along the floating harbour towards SS Great Britain we could see steam, the sort… Continue reading »

Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

Enjoying the Wizard Express on The Watercress Line

I’ve mentioned before about our attachment to the Watercress Line in Hampshire.  Daddy P used to take his Dad there for their War Days events. I grew up in Farnham, so this was our local heritage line.  We’ve taken Monkey a few times now, and seeing Bittern there last year… Continue reading »

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 030116

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 030116

Another year, new beginnings and adventures to be had but I have a feeling that a certain little boy will spend this year developing his love of steam trains even further. I loved this photo as soon as I looked through my phone shots from our trip out on Monday…. Continue reading »

Santa Express at Nene Valley Railway #CountryKids

Santa Express at Nene Valley Railway

We are train obsessed in this household and all three of us share a great love of steam trains.  Have you noticed?  We are working our way round the steam heritage lines of England and we always tie in Monkey’s birthday treat with a steam train ride.  As his birthday… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 69 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 69

The B&W Photography Project Week 69 with PODCast and today hopefully I will actually get to link the post up!  Last Saturday was Daddy P’s birthday and shock horror, he took the weekend off work!  We love our steam trains, and Monkey has become obsessed with the A4 class of steam trains over the… Continue reading »

Meeting Sir Nigel Gresley

Meeting Sir Nigel Gresley

When I was a little girl my Dad had his Hornby train set all laid out in our garage.  He could stand in the middle of the layout and run a few different trains at the same time.  If my brother and I had been very good we might be… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 22 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 22

The B&W Photography Project Week 22 with PODCast, and I’m back to trains! But a wooden one this time.  My favourite ever steam train is the Mallard – I love this train, we were sent one recently to review on Amazon and it’s become an instant hit with Monkey too. Do… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 16 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 16

The B&W Photography Project Week 16 with PODCast, and today I’m going back in time again.  Monkey and I loved our visit to Great Central Railway in the summer so we decided to take Daddy P to their Steam Gala Day for an early birthday present a few weeks ago. Steam… Continue reading »

We’re going to the Zoo, zoo, zoo :)

On Tuesday I took Monkey to Whipsnade Zoo. We’ve made this an annual trip since he was six months old, and meet up with one of Gramp’s cousins when we are there.  I used Tesco Day’s out vouchers so it makes it a reasonable day out for us. It’s been… Continue reading »