Exploring Stowe House

Exploring Stowe House

As you know if you’re a long-term reader here, one of our favourite places to visit is Stowe Landscape Gardens.  It’s one of our nearest National Trust sites and somewhere we all enjoy spending time.  During the half term holidays we’d had a busy few days out on long distance… Continue reading »

Enjoying Waddesdon Manor and the Manor Restaurant

Enjoying Waddesdon Manor and the Manor Restaurant

The weather was glorious again on Sunday and we were all set to grab some fresh air at one of our favourite places and I knew I wouldn’t have to come home and do the cooking afterwards.  Result!  We spent some time enjoying Waddesdon Manor and the Manor Restaurant. Waddesdon Manor… Continue reading »

Exploring Boarstall Duck Decoy and Claydon

Exploring Boarstall Duck Decoy and Claydon

Much of the Easter holidays were spent in wellies, boots and waterproofs but the weather certainly wasn’t going to stop us having fun and spending time with friends.  We’d had a date in the diary for some time to spend a day with my friend L and her son C… Continue reading »

A family break at Chicheley Hall

A family break at Chicheley Hall

Life is often rather manic here and with a husband who is rarely home, we don’t get to spend much quality time together.  So when we were offered the chance to enjoy a family break at Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire recently, I jumped at the chance.  My eight year old son… Continue reading »

Discovering Pitstone Windmill

Discovering Pitstone Windmill

You may recall that we recently visited the National Trust run Ashridge Estate recently.  It’s somewhere i just know we will be getting to know more over the next few years.  As we were heading home I we realised that we had an ideal opportunity to visit somewhere else close… Continue reading »

Snowdrop spotting at Stowe

Snowdrop spotting at Stowe

I’m so relieved that January is done and dusted for another year.  I’m really not a fan of the first month of the year.  Long dark, dreary grey days with minimal colour to brighten the spirits.  The weather had been particularly rubbish over the weekends or we’d had indoor commitments. … Continue reading »