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

Exploring Lodge Park

Exploring Lodge Park

When we visited Newark Park last year we decided to make a quick stop on the way home to visit somewhere we’d seen signs for so many times over the years.  It was time to spend some time exploring Lodge Park in Gloucestershire.  In fact we were really glad we visited as we now have plans…Continue reading Exploring Lodge Park

Project 365 2019 Week 3

Project 365 2019 Week 3

Project 365 2019 Week 3 Day 13 – 19 Sunday 13th January – Day 13 We do like to get out of the house at this time of year if at all possible, especially if that entails getting outdoors and making use of our National Trust membership. We’d decided on a long drive up to…Continue reading Project 365 2019 Week 3

Making memories with a National Trust passport

Making memories with a National Trust passport

We’ve had National Trust membership since my son was really small and we always get our money’s worth from our annual fee.  It’s something I recommend to friends and I couldn’t imagine not being a member now.  If we’re going away anywhere I always look to see what National Trust properties are near by.  These…Continue reading Making memories with a National Trust passport

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