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 »

Exploring Blists Hill Victorian Town

Exploring Blists Hill Victorian Town

A few weeks ago we decided to make use of some of our Tesco clubcard vouchers and I exchanged them for Days Out vouchers to use with the Ironbridge Museums.  There are 10 different museums within 6 miles of each other, in the Telford area, and the days out vouchers… Continue reading »

Exploring Tavira on the Eastern Algarve

Exploring Tavira on the Eastern Algarve

When we staying in Portugal a couple of years ago we never ventured east of Faro.. My parents had driven over from Spain, and it almost felt like we’d be taking them home to explore on the eastern side of the coast.  Plus it was our first visit and we… Continue reading »

Exploring the Roman ruins of Milreu

Exploring the Roman ruins of Milreu

I’m a sucker for a bit of history, and when I was reading my travel guide to the Algarve I spotted somewhere that I thought might be worth adding to our list of places to visit on our recent trip.  We’d spent some time exploring Tavira down on the eastern… Continue reading »

Exploring the Dudley Canal Tunnels

Exploring the Dudley Canal Tunnels

Do you remember the last May Bank holiday when we actually had three glorious sunny days?  Hard to believe that was only a few weeks ago isn’t it.  We spent one of those days at the Black Country Living Museum and hadn’t realised that it was right next door to… Continue reading »