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 »

A nature walk around Stowe Gardens #CountryKids

A nature walk around Stowe Gardens

You may remember that Monkey and I visited Stowe Gardens earlier in the year.  We decided to return with Daddy P awhile ago to walk around the Eleven Acre Lake.  It was time for a nature walk around Stowe Gardens. Spookily, I’d recently commented on my lack of memory when… Continue reading »

Polesden Lacey #CountryKids

Polesden Lacey

Now we’ve rejoined the National Trust I have a long list of places I want to explore.  One such place is Polesden Lacey in Surrey.  I’ve seen the signs for it for years, as I’ve passed on the way to visit my Great Aunt.  Never quite made it, but a… Continue reading »

Stowe Gardens #CountryKids

Stowe Gardens

One of the places I was really looking forward to revisiting now we have rejoined the National Trust is Stowe Gardens.  I hadn’t been since the entrance location had changed and the cafe and toilet facilities had been upgraded.  The facilities had been in much need of updating. So on… Continue reading »

A birthday at Waddesdon Manor

A birthday at Waddesdon Manor

Last Saturday was my birthday, not one I’ve been looking forward to really!  In my head I’m still in my mid twenties, unfortunately the mirror tells a different tale.  Having seen so many great blog posts about adventures are various National Trust properties I’d decided that it was time to… Continue reading »

Autumn in the garden

autumn in the garden

I must admit that I’ve neglected the garden these last few weeks.  I’ve been so caught up with Monkey and his start at Nursery School that everything else has passed me by. Now its Autumn in the garden. Yesterday we finally gave up hope of our cherry tomatoes ever turning… Continue reading »