Khari giraffe

Seeing a baby giraffe at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whilst my personal wild animal favourites are tigers and elephants, my nine-year-old son has developed a deep love of giraffes over the years and they are always top of his ‘must see’ list on any zoo or wildlife park visit. We had meant to have a zoo visit on my birthday in April but it…Continue reading Seeing a baby giraffe at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

War on the Line with the Watercress Line

War on the Line with the Watercress Line – AD preview post

We’re going to be doing something a little different this year for Father’s Day as we’ve been invited to spend the day enjoying War on the Line with the Watercress Line.  I know the heritage railway line well from my own childhood, and it’s somewhere we’ve visited a few times over the years with our…Continue reading War on the Line with the Watercress Line – AD preview post

walk through field

Exploring the Lower Heyford Circular Walk

The sun was shining on Sunday and we were in need of some fresh air.  I’ve been wanting to try another local walk for a while, that mixes trains and canals and it seemed the perfect day for it.  So off we set to spend a few hours exploring the Lower Heyford Circular Walk which…Continue reading Exploring the Lower Heyford Circular Walk

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

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

Exploring Hazelborough Wood

It’s always nice to discover somewhere new which is also close to home.  Over the Easter weekend we were catching up with my brother and SIL in Northamptonshire and they suggested going for a walk not far from where they live.  Bluebells had been spotted so we spent the afternoon exploring Hazelborough Wood with them…Continue reading Exploring Hazelborough Wood