The Peacock at Oxhill

The Peacock at Oxhill

I spent many years living in Banbury and am very familiar with the road connecting it to Stratford-upon-Avon, it’s a road I’ve driven along countless times.  It’s a picturesque drive through Oxfordshire and Warwickshire countryside and one I’ve always enjoyed.  But I guess like a lot of people, I rarely… Continue reading »

Having fun at Compton Verney

Having fun at Compton Verney

Last Saturday Monkey and I got to spend the day having fun at Compton Verney with my friend L and her son C. We’d been invited along to explore their Art Gallery and 120 acres of Parkland, to see what they have on offer for a family day out.  Located close… Continue reading »

Getting in the Christmas spirit at Warwick Castle

Getting in the Christmas spirit at Warwick Castle

Monkey is really starting to show an interest in history much to my delight.  I’m a big fan of all things castle related and last weekend we were getting in the Christmas spirit at Warwick Castle.  It’s been just over two years since I last visited with Monkey, and I was… Continue reading »

Things to do for free in Coventry City Centre

Things to do for free in Coventry City Centre

Last month we decided to head to a city I’ve never explored before.  I’d been to Tile Hill College with the Institute of Export many years ago but had never ventured further.  We discovered a number of things to do for free in Coventry City Centre, and headed up the motorway… Continue reading »

Exploring Kenilworth Castle

Exploring Kenilworth Castle

It’s total madness that I’ve not written this post up before now.  I’m looking out into the garden on a sunny, yes, sunny, January day and it reminded me of a sunny Spring day out we had last year with friends.  I’ve been fascinated by the Tudor period for as… 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 »

Revisiting Charlecote Park #CountryKids

Revisiting Charlecote Park

You may remember that we visited Charlecote Park earlier in the year and Monkey met Redpeffer and her family for the first time.  It seems so long ago now, and the children have since become firm friends.  So I couple of weeks ago we spent a Saturday revisiting Charlecote Park… Continue reading »

Heritage Motor Centre with friends

Heritage Motor Centre with friends

Blogging has been a wonderful journey of discovery for us.  We’ve done some amazing things, I’ve met some wonderful people and formed friendships.  The last few months I’ve really seen what it has done for Monkey.  His confidence has grown, he has blossoms, he has not been so afraid to… Continue reading »

The Pet Show 2014 – giveaway with a total value of £60.00

The Pet Show 2014

Today I have a lovely giveaway for any animal lovers out there thanks to sponsors Zoflora.  The Pet Show 2014 is being held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire between 2nd-3rd August 2014.  A great family show aimed at anyone who loves animals. The show features Miniature Horse displays, Birds of Prey, Duck… Continue reading »