Visiting STEAM in Swindon – five years on

Visiting STEAM in Swindon

Little did I know in 2013 that my son would still be obsessed with steam railways and locomotives all these years later.  Towards the end of last year we decided to revisit somewhere we’d first explored when my son was just over three years old.  He couldn’t really remember our… Continue reading »

Making memories on the Bluebell Railway

Making memories on the Bluebell Railway

As you all know my son has a December birthday and is mad about steam trains.  Since his second birthday we’ve always celebrated the date with a trip on a train, be it a Days out with Thomas or a Santa Special event.  He’s always loved it and we’ve travelled… Continue reading »

Steam Train adventures on the Severn Valley Railway

Steam Train adventures on the Severn Valley Railway

We love our heritage railway adventures here, since my son was two years old his birthday day out has always features a steam train somewhere across the country.  He’s nearly nine now and his love is growing for these majestic machines.  But I’ve realised I don’t often actually share those… Continue reading »

Train adventures in North Wales

Steam Train adventures in North Wales

My son is steam train mad and if I’m honest, I also love the nostalgia of a bygone age and can appreciate what wonderful machines the locomotives are.  When we went away for my birthday last month, I took one look at the map of the are and knew we… Continue reading »

Enjoying the Launceston Steam Railway

Enjoying the Launceston Steam Railway

When we were away in Cornwall at the end of the school holidays last year, we were generally really lucky with the weather.  On the Thursday we’d spent all day on the beach in our swimwear, slapping on the Factor 50.  We woke up the next morning to a very… Continue reading »

Enjoying a birthday with the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Happy New Year 2017

It’s a bit of a tradition that for Monkey’s birthday we always take him out for the day.  This has always involved trains, whether it be a trip to Thomasland or a day spent on a steam railway.  With his birthday being 10th December, we’ve pretty much always been able… Continue reading »