Stowe Landscape Gardens – Monkey’s happy place #Countrykids

Stowe Landscape Gardens

My plan for the Christmas holidays was to take things slowly, not to rush around the country like a loony (my normal holiday style) and to just have a quiet break with Monkey. We always find the first term back at school challenging, throw in his birthday and all that… Continue reading »

Waddesdon Manor at twilight #CountryKids

Project 365 2015 Week 48 Sun

Waddesdon Manor at twilight is a sight to behold. The sight of the house as you leave the courtesy bus and walk down the drive is a marvel at any time of year. But on the run up to Christmas, there is something special about the view, throw in Christmas trees… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 66 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 66

The B&W Photography Project Week 66 with PODCast and this week I’m sharing a photo I took in May 2008.  It’s one of those annoying situations where I know I took it in May, I know I was with my Mum’s brother and sister, and it was in Buckinghamshire. But where exactly?  Who knows!… Continue reading »

Stowe Landscape Gardens – revisiting an old friend

Stowe Landscape Gardens

The weather last weekend was lovely wasn’t it.  I’d been at Blog On Win all day on Saturday and Monkey had spent most of the day helping Daddy P with work jobs.  We all needed to dust off the cobwebs on Sunday.  We had planned to visit the Banbury Canal… Continue reading »

Walking around Brill #Countrykids

Walking around Brill

I’m as guilty as the next person of not enjoying what is right under my nose.  We are surrounded by lovely countryside here and really it’s very easy to get outdoors without travelling a long distance.  Earlier this month we did just that, and spent an afternoon walking around Brill,… Continue reading »

Colourscape at Waddesdon Manor #CountryKids

Colourscape at Waddesdon Manor

Back in the Easter Holidays Iona and her son were coming down to spend the day with us and I saw something that I thought we might all enjoy trying out. The Colourscape at Waddesdon Manor event was running throughout the holidays and I’d heard some good reports. We decided… Continue reading »