Visiting STEAM in Swindon

Visiting STEAM in Swindon – five years on

Little did I know in 2013 that my son would still be obsessed with steam railways and locomotives all these years later.  Towards the end of last year we decided to revisit somewhere we’d first explored when my son was just over three years old.  He couldn’t really remember our first trip, so it was […]

Project 365 2018 Week 40

Project 365 2018 Week 40

Project 365 2018 Week 40 Days 273 – 279 The week of feeling decidedly under the weather. Sunday 30th September – Day 273 We’d been invited to the Cotswold Airport Revival Festival but my lunchtime I was feeling so cold we decided to leave.  We were really close to Swindon so we decided to pop […]


Hollycombe – Steam in the Country #CountryKids

I think it’s fairly obvious to you all, that we love steam and traction engines.  We’re always on the lookout for a new Steam Rally to visit, exhibition to explore or a new Steam Train ride to take.  We recently discovered a wonderful place that combines both steam and traction engines – Hollycombe – Steam in […]

The B&W Photography Project Week 10

The B&W Photography Project Week 10 #bwphotoproject

My The B&W Photography Project Week 10 with PODCast and I make no apology for even more nostalgia. Vintage cars, steam trains and last Sunday saw us visiting Hollycombe Steam in the Country.  I think I could actually do my whole review post in black and white!  But for now I’ll settle on just one photo. This photograph really says Industrial […]

A trip to STEAM - choo! choo!

A trip to STEAM – choo! choo!

We all love trains in this house, so when my son’s Godmummy suggested meeting up at STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, in Swindon we thought it was a great idea. Swindon is just over an hour away from us, and we set off yesterday morning in Oxfordshire’s unexpected snow storm! It all […]