Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace

Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace – AD invited to review

Being based in North Oxfordshire it’s always nice when a big event is held fairly close to home.  We were invited along for the fourth year running to enjoy a day at Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace last weekend.  We’ve always been on the last day of the four-day event in previous years, but this […]

walk through field

Exploring the Lower Heyford Circular Walk

The sun was shining on Sunday and we were in need of some fresh air.  I’ve been wanting to try another local walk for a while, that mixes trains and canals and it seemed the perfect day for it.  So off we set to spend a few hours exploring the Lower Heyford Circular Walk which […]

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

Wisteria hunting at Greys Court

We’ve had our National Trust membership for years and often plan in adventures around their properties.  Having the membership also means that we can pop in quickly somewhere on our way home without feeling that we’ve wasted money.  That’s exactly what happened when we went wisteria hunting at Greys Court a few weeks ago. We’ve […]

A circular walk around Thrupp

A circular walk around Thrupp

Towards the end of the half term holidays we were in need of some fresh air and a bit of exercise.  Although it was a bit chilly, the sun was shining and it seemed the perfect day to try out a circular walk around Thrupp, just outside Kidlington.  I’d bought the Short Walks Around Bicester […]

Exploring Adderbury Lakes Nature Reserve

Exploring Adderbury Lakes Nature Reserve

I’m ashamed to say that I’ve lived in and around North Oxfordshire for over thirty-six years and I’d missed out on visiting a little gem on our doorstep all that time.  When I saw a friend’s post on Facebook recently talking about somewhere on the outskirts of Banbury I was quick to Google to find […]

Exploring Stars and Snowdrops at Hanwell Castle

Exploring Stars and Snowdrops at Hanwell Castle

We’ve been trying to enjoy places on our doorstep this year and spend more time appreciating local attractions.  With that in mind we decided to spend some time exploring Stars and Snowdrops at Hanwell Castle earlier in the month.  The private property only opens very occasionally, and for one weekend in February so I’d made a […]