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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 wasn’t a good idea.  He […]

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 as we now have plans […]

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 Trust handbook was thumbed through […]