Tiger Cub hunting at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Tiger Cub hunting at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

It’s not a big secret that I live big cats just as much as my son loves giraffes.  Spending a day at a wildlife park or zoo is a perfect day out for us and something we do fairly regularly I guess.  Recently we returned to one of our absolute… Continue reading »

Walking to Cloud Hill Quarry

Walking to Cloud Hill Quarry

I’ve just been looking over our photos from the summer holidays and realised I’ve barely shared any details about our adventures at all.  We had lots of trips out and about and a couple of staycations here in the UK with friends.  It was a different summer for us, but… Continue reading »

Bug hunting on Headley Heath

Bug hunting on Headley Heath

If you’ve read the blog for any length you will know that my Dad (Guru Gramps) is a keen amateur entomologist who has shared that love with both my son and I.  I’m so grateful for the love of nature he’s instilled into me and that I can now pass… Continue reading »

Having fun at Countryfile Live

Having fun at Countryfile Live

It was baking hot last weekend wasn’t it and we had a full day planned having fun at Countryfile Live, which was once again being held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace.  We packed our water bottles, slapped on the sun cream and headed off to one of our favourite annual… Continue reading »

Exploring Chimpanzee Eden and beyond at Twycross Zoo

Exploring Chimpanzee Eden and beyond at Twycross Zoo

On Sunday we dug out our waterproofs, dusted off our boots and headed up the motorway in the pouring rain.  Having barely seen a cloud for two months, the change in the weather was a bit of a shock.  Would the animals come out to play as we spent a… Continue reading »

Exploring Hidcote for the first time

Exploring Hidcote for the first time

Each year I make a list of National Trust places that we’d like to explore and as my son gets older and copes with longer car journeys we have widened our horizons.  I’d wanted to visit Cotswold Lavender for a while, and realised that we could also tick another NT… Continue reading »