An afternoon at Hatton Locks

An afternoon at Hatton Locks

Last Sunday we had headed over to Coventry to explore the Midlands Air Museum and the Electric Railway Museum.  They are next door to each other, right by Coventry Airport, and the railway museum is only open on certain weekends throughout the year.  I’ll be writing about both museums in… Continue reading »

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 »