Exploring Chedworth Roman Villa

Exploring Chedworth Roman Villa

I’ve always been interested in the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians and I cannot wait for my son to learn about each civilisation at school.  He briefly covered the Romans when he learnt about Pompeii last year and we’ve shown him lots of Roman artifacts in museum visits over the last… Continue reading »

Exploring Trentham Gardens

Exploring Trentham Gardens

I’ve been wanting to spend time exploring Trentham Gardens near Stoke for a few years, but the thought of the drive up the M6 has always held me back.  But I was determined that this year we’d get there, and by converting some of my Tesco clubcard points to days out… Continue reading »

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 »