Exploring Lacock Abbey and beyond

Exploring Lacock Abbey and beyond

It’s sometimes difficult to get motivated to leave the house at this time of year.  But when the weather forecast tells me that it’s going to be dry and relatively mild, then I’m all for putting a plan in place and getting outdoors.  As is often the case, my National… Continue reading »

Making memories with a National Trust passport

Making memories with a National Trust passport

We’ve had National Trust membership since my son was really small and we always get our money’s worth from our annual fee.  It’s something I recommend to friends and I couldn’t imagine not being a member now.  If we’re going away anywhere I always look to see what National Trust… Continue reading »

Favourite places to spot Snowdrops

Favourite places to spot Snowdrops

I’m not a winter person at all, but as soon as I see Snowdrops on the ground, I know that Spring is on its way.  There may be some cold weather before it finally brings colour back in to my garden but I know it’s coming. I thought I’d pull… Continue reading »

Exploring the Stowe Parkland

Exploring the Stowe Parkland

As you all know well, my son and I love visiting Stowe Landscape Gardens.  It’s one of our closest National Trust sites and somewhere we visit regularly.  On Christmas Eve we both needed some fresh air, so without even thinking about it, we put on our walking boots and headed… Continue reading »

Visiting STEAM in Swindon – five years on

Visiting STEAM in Swindon

Little did I know in 2013 that my son would still be obsessed with steam railways and locomotives all these years later.  Towards the end of last year we decided to revisit somewhere we’d first explored when my son was just over three years old.  He couldn’t really remember our… Continue reading »

Exploring the beach at West Wittering

Exploring the beach at West Wittering

When you live pretty much in the middle of the country, a trip to the seaside at whatever time of year is a real treat.  I’ve always loved visiting out of season but we often head to the same places and we all agreed that we wanted a new seaside… Continue reading »