A flying visit to Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

A flying visit to Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

We were staying with my best friend last weekend.  She lives in Derbyshire, close to the border with Leicestershire and on the Saturday we spent the day walking round the Calke Abbey estate.  It’s somewhere we all love exploring, and a must for every trip.  For the first time we… Continue reading »

Walking to Breedon on the Hill

Walking to Breedon on the Hill

Whenever we drive to my best friends you can’t help but notice the church at Breedon on the Hill on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. It stands high above the landscape on an outcrop of rock. It almost looks as if at some point in time long ago it emerged from the earth… Continue reading »

A boat cruise on Rutland Water #CountryKids

A boat cruise on Rutland Water

Last Saturday Monkey and I were invited to Lands’s End – no not the well known Cornish landmark (bit far away for a day trip!), but the clothing company, based in Oakham, Leicestershire.  When I was checking out the route I released we’d be driving right past Rutland Water and… Continue reading »

Hilton Leicester Hotel #StayPlayExplore

Hilton Leicester Hotel

As part of our recent #Stay Play Explore package Monkey and I got to stay at the 4 star Hilton Leicester Hotel. The Hilton Leicester Hotel is close to the M69 and junction 21 of the M1. It took me about 30 minutes to reach the hotel from Twycross Zoo on a… Continue reading »

Twycross Zoo #CountryKids

Twycross Zoo

We’ve been enjoying the Stay Play Explore Family Fun package and decided to make our first visit to Twycross Zoo. The Zoo is not far from Junction 11 of the M42 and is well signposted.  We love wild animals so were keen to explore and arrived about 10 minutes before… Continue reading »

Project 365 2015 Week 32

Project 365 2015 Week 32

I’ve been joining in with Project 365 since the start of 2014, and been inspired by The Boy and Me to make sure I take a Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 2015 Week 32 Days 214-220. Sunday 2nd August – Day 214 After all the dramas… Continue reading »