Exploring Hampton Court Palace

Exploring Hampton Court Palace

I fell in love with Hampton Court Palace as a child and have never tired of its beauty and its past.  I’ve had my head in history books for as long as I can remember.  I still have my childhood book of the British Kings and Queens that I used… Continue reading »

Walking back in time at RHS Wisley #CountryKids

Walking back in time at RHS Wisley

Last year I read a post by Charly at PODCast about the Butterflies in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley and it brought memories of my childhood flooding back.  We never quite got our act together to visit last year, but I was determined that we would make it at some… Continue reading »

A day of adventures at Brooklands Museum #CountryKids

A day of adventures at Brooklands Museum

You all know that I love motor racing and we’re rather big aeroplane fans in this house too. I’ve been meaning to visit Brooklands Museum for years but somehow it’s just never happened.  Then it was a case of feeling that Monkey was too young to really enjoy it. But… 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 »

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 »