Walking to Breedon on the Hill

Walking to Breedon on the Hill

Whenever we drive to my best friends you can’t help but notice the church at Breedon on the Hill on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. It stands high above the landscape on an outcrop of rock. It almost looks as if at some point in time long ago it emerged from the earth… Continue reading »

Walking around Staunton Harold Reservoir

Walking around Staunton Harold Reservoir

Monkey and I were staying with my best friend up in Derbyshire last weekend.  The sun was due to be shining and we were all itching to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. On Saturday we decided to head to Calke and enjoy a day walking around Staunton Harold Reservoir…. Continue reading »

Walking with a good friend #CountryKids

Walking with a good friend

My best friend lives in Derbyshire and Monkey and I visit her as often as we can. She lives near a disused railway line which we often explore. On this visit we decided to leave the railway line itself and follow a footpath through the fields.  It was time to… Continue reading »

Having fun at Packwood House #CountryKids

Having fun at Packwood House

How glorious was the weather last Sunday!  We couldn’t have asked for a better day to meet up with Redpeffer and her family.  We decided to spend the day with them, having fun at Packwood House.  The house is just outside Lapworth, in Warwickshire and is run by the National… Continue reading »

A walk along an old railway line #CountryKids

A walk along an old railway line

We’ve been really busy this week, catching up with lots of friends.  Thursday saw us take a trip up the motorway to see my best friend for the day.  She lives in Derbyshire, in a tiny little village, right in the countryside.  After lunch we decided to go for a… Continue reading »


I was walking back from pre-school one day last week with Monkey.  The sun was actually out, we were holding hands and having a lovely little conversation about our shadows. I suddenly realised just how tall my little man has got, the days of bending to hold his hand are… Continue reading »

A day out in the ….. SUNSHINE :)

Hasn’t the weather been lovely today?  Sunshine all the way, just makes you feel so much better about everything. We’d made plans to meet friends for the day while both Daddy’s were hard at work, so I was expecting rain, clouds and freezing wind – what a surprise to have… Continue reading »

A Trip to the Palace …… Blenheim Palace

More fun at the Palace

We are so lucky to have Blenheim Palace on our doorstep. Saying that, I’d only visited once before Monkey arrived, but have certainly made up for it since! Our NCT group made it our weekly Monday meet up, and we had a picnic there pretty much every week from March-October… Continue reading »