Fresh air and a word search

Fresh air and a word search

When my son got back from his school residential last week it was clear that he was absolutely shattered.  We were meant to be joining a photo walk at Stowe on the Saturday morning, but I took one look at him on the Friday afternoon, and just knew that that… Continue reading »

Exploring Lodge Park

Exploring Lodge Park

When we visited Newark Park last year we decided to make a quick stop on the way home to visit somewhere we’d seen signs for so many times over the years.  It was time to spend some time exploring Lodge Park in Gloucestershire.  In fact we were really glad we visited… Continue reading »

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 »