conker haul

Fun in the rain and conker hunting at Stowe

I’ve always been a firm believer in the saying that there’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.  A few weeks ago my son and I got to spend a Sunday alone together, the weather was fairly atrocious but that wasn’t going to hold us back.  I asked my son what he wanted…Continue reading Fun in the rain and conker hunting at Stowe

Exploring Ascott House and Gardens

Exploring Ascott House and Gardens – AD gifted lunch

It’s always nice to discover a National Trust property that’s not too far from home, that we’ve not been to before.  We were invited to an outdoor performance of Gangsta Granny during the summer holidays, but the awful weather meant that the show was cancelled so last weekend was our first chance to spend the…Continue reading Exploring Ascott House and Gardens – AD gifted lunch

Enjoying Calke Explore

Enjoying Calke Explore

Whenever we stay with my best friend up in Derbyshire we normally spend time at Calke Abbey.  Whether it’s to enjoy a woodland walk, visit the gardens or run through the garden tunnel.  It’s somewhere my son always enjoys as much as we do.  When we visited earlier in the week before school started back…Continue reading Enjoying Calke Explore

rolling down a hill

Rolling down a hill #50thingstodo

As I mentioned in a recent Project 365 post, my son is getting to that age where getting him out of the house isn’t always as easy as it used to be.  Even when the suggested destination is somewhere he’s always loved.  Nine and a half, going on fourteen it seems at the moment, with…Continue reading Rolling down a hill #50thingstodo

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

We’ve had our National Trust membership for years and often plan in adventures around their properties.  Having the membership also means that we can pop in quickly somewhere on our way home without feeling that we’ve wasted money.  That’s exactly what happened when we went wisteria hunting at Greys Court a few weeks ago. We’ve…Continue reading Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

Exploring Osterley Park

Exploring Osterley Park

I’ve wanted to spend time exploring Osterley Park for ages but we’ve never quite made it. down to West London to make that happen.  But when we were asked to review an aparthotel in Brentford, I realised that we would be staying so close it would be really silly not to visit.  So that’s what…Continue reading Exploring Osterley Park