Revisiting Beale Park

Revisiting Beale Park

Time flies by and no matter how good my intentions are to revisit places, sometimes it just doesn’t happen quite as quickly as I’d envisaged.  We were trying to arrange a meet up with my oldest friend, godmum to my son, and she suggested somewhere she’d found on the internet. … Continue reading »

A circular walk around Thrupp

A circular walk around Thrupp

Towards the end of the half term holidays we were in need of some fresh air and a bit of exercise.  Although it was a bit chilly, the sun was shining and it seemed the perfect day to try out a circular walk around Thrupp, just outside Kidlington.  I’d bought… Continue reading »

Top Transport Museums across the UK

Beaulieu Motor Museum

Following on from my recent post highlighting some of our wonderful steam train railways across the country, today I thought I’d share some of the top Transport Museums across the UK.  With a son who is mad about vehicles of any description we are always on the look out for… Continue reading »

Exploring Adderbury Lakes Nature Reserve

Exploring Adderbury Lakes Nature Reserve

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve lived in and around North Oxfordshire for over thirty-six years and I’d missed out on visiting a little gem on our doorstep all that time.  When I saw a friend’s post on Facebook recently talking about somewhere on the outskirts of Banbury I was… Continue reading »

Exploring Stars and Snowdrops at Hanwell Castle

Exploring Stars and Snowdrops at Hanwell Castle

We’ve been trying to enjoy places on our doorstep this year and spend more time appreciating local attractions.  With that in mind we decided to spend some time exploring Stars and Snowdrops at Hanwell Castle earlier in the month.  The private property only opens very occasionally, and for one weekend in… Continue reading »

Exploring Gloucester Cathedral and beyond – AD gifted visit

Exploring Gloucester Cathedral and beyond

I’m always up for a blogger meet up, especially if it means exploring somewhere new with my son.  I’ve been part of the TOTS100 blogger community for pretty much the entire time I’ve been blogging and when I was invited to a recent regional meet up in Gloucester Cathedral I… Continue reading »