Two sides to Waddesdon Manor #CountryKids

Two sides to Waddesdon Manor

If you are a regular reader here you will know that we love to get out and about whenever we can.  One of our favourite places is the National Trust property Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury.  We’re lucky, it’s not too far from home, so we can pop over for an… Continue reading »

Frensham Ponds – a summer of fun #CountryKids

Frensham Ponds

I spent the majority of my childhood growing up in Surrey.  I probably have rose-tinted memories of life there, but it’s certainly a time when I felt happy.  Before teenage meltdowns, before we moved to Oxfordshire.  I was so excited when we revisited a childhood haunt in the summer.  I’d… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 9 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 9

My The B&W Photography Project Week 9 with PODCast and I’m following on from last weeks post with more nostalgia. Rather than trains I picked a beautiful old car that we spotted on a recent trip to the National Trust property – Nuffield Place. I can imagine going on the London to Brighton rally in… Continue reading »

Hughenden – summer of fun


Catching up on many of our summer of fun activities again.  We recently visited Bekonscot Model Village and on our way home we used our National Trust membership to visit Hughenden; once home to Benjamin Disraeli.   Now having Monkey with us means that a tour of a house, stately or otherwise is… Continue reading »

Project 365 Week 35

Project 365 Week 35

Joining in with TheBoyAndMe and her linky 365 Project  A Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year!  Project 365 – Week 35 Days 236-242. Sunday 24th August – Day 236 We visited a couple of National Trust properties today; Greys Court and Nuffield Place. Monkey got a certificate at Nuffield Place for finding all… Continue reading »

Charlecote Park with friends #CountryKids

Charlecote Park with friends

Someone asked a question recently – what has blogging given you?  The confidence to believe in myself again, new skills, wonderful opportunities for us as a family.  But actually the best thing it’s given me is friends, some still in the virtual world, but some I’ve met, and had lots of laughs… Continue reading »