Exploring Chedworth Roman Villa

Exploring Chedworth Roman Villa

I’ve always been interested in the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians and I cannot wait for my son to learn about each civilisation at school.  He briefly covered the Romans when he learnt about Pompeii last year and we’ve shown him lots of Roman artifacts in museum visits over the last… 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 Hidcote for the first time

Exploring Hidcote for the first time

Each year I make a list of National Trust places that we’d like to explore and as my son gets older and copes with longer car journeys we have widened our horizons.  I’d wanted to visit Cotswold Lavender for a while, and realised that we could also tick another NT… Continue reading »

Bluebell spotting in Dockey Wood

Bluebell spotting in Dockey Woods

We’ve been so busy lately I was worried that the bluebells would be over before we got a chance to see them.  After our snow-covered trip to the Ashridge Estate, I’d been recommended to return at this time of year, and a little googling gave me the prime location to… Continue reading »

Exploring Bodnant Garden

Exploring Bodnant Garden

We spent some time in North Wales recently.  It’s an area I’d been to before, but many years ago long before I had my son.  We’d had a few very foggy days but then the sun decided to finally make an appearance and I thought we would make good use… 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 »