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

Revisiting Green Dragon Eco Farm

Revisiting Green Dragon Eco Farm

Are you guilty of visiting somewhere, enjoying it, vowing to go back soon and then it never quite happens?  I know I am and this was proved once again when my son and I spent his recent inset day revisiting Green Dragon Eco Farm in Buckinghamshire. It’s hard to believe that it has been over…Continue reading Revisiting Green Dragon Eco Farm

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…Continue reading Fresh air and a word search

Exploring the Buckingham Railway walk and beyond

Exploring the Buckingham Railway walk and beyond

Last Sunday I wasn’t feeling 100% but we all needed a little bit of fresh air, so we’d decided to head over to Stowe for an hour.  As we were driving along my OH mentioned he’d heard about a disused railway line walk close by.  That grabbed my son’s attention straight away, so we changed…Continue reading Exploring the Buckingham Railway walk and beyond

Exploring the Stowe Parkland

Exploring the Stowe Parkland

As you all know well, my son and I love visiting Stowe Landscape Gardens.  It’s one of our closest National Trust sites and somewhere we visit regularly.  On Christmas Eve we both needed some fresh air, so without even thinking about it, we put on our walking boots and headed over to our happy place. …Continue reading Exploring the Stowe Parkland

Exploring the Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon Manor

Exploring the Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon Manor

From mid November onwards my diary just goes mad, not just with Christmas events, but also with my son’s birthday being in December too. I realised that even though we live close by, we weren’t going to be able to fit in time exploring the Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon Manor unless we went after school one…Continue reading Exploring the Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon Manor