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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

The Pied Piper at Cornerstone – invited to review

We always enjoy a trip to the theatre and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a West End Show or a local production, there’s just something magical about a live performance.  When we were recently invited to watch The Pied Piper at Cornerstone in Didcot, I thought it would be the perfect… Continue reading »

A visit to the Christmas Tree Carnival

A visit to the Christmas Tree Carnival

I felt like death warmed up last weekend so we cancelled our main outdoors plans as I just wasn’t up to it.  But I had promised my son that we’d make a visit to the Christmas Tree Carnival in town.  So on Sunday that’s what we did as I knew it… Continue reading »

Feeling festive with Christmas at Blenheim Palace – invited to review

Feeling festive with Christmas at Blenheim Palace

As you all know, Blenheim Palace holds a special place in our family’s heart.  We’ve visited so many times over the last eight and half years, made so many memories too.  At the weekend we added to those memories and started feeling festive with Christmas at Blenheim Palace.  Last year we’d… Continue reading »