With the weather (hopefully) starting to get warmer, we’re looking forward to some more days out and about, exploring some new places and some well-known, well-loved ones too. Here are some of the places we’re hoping to visit during the spring. 1) Legoland Always a popular day out with the… View Post

Exploring Fort Nelson

Exploring Fort Nelson

the Fort Nelson is one of several forts on Portsdown Hill. These were built in the 1860s to protect Portsmouth against the threat of an enemy attack from the French. They were never needed for this as the French threat disappeared after their defeat in their war against Prussia in… View Post

A day out at Uppark House

A day out at Uppark House

We always spend a few days visiting my family between Christmas and New Year. This year we’d managed to catch up with everyone on Boxing Day, thanks to my sister hosting a party. Having caught up with everyone early meant that we woke up with itchy feet the day after… View Post

A winter treasure trail at Denham Country Park

A winter treasure trail at Denham Country Park

“Where are we going today, Mummy?” is nearly always one of the first questions Jessica asks each day. Sometimes I can give her a definite answer: “preschool”, “Legoland”, “to the shops”. Some days the answer is simply “I don’t know yet” or the disappointing “nowhere”. This time though, I had… View Post

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Windsor

We hadn’t told the girls that we were going to see Father Christmas at Legoland ahead of time. Jessica, I think, would have guessed as soon as she realised we were heading in that direction, had I not made it so clear that Legoland was closed over the winter. It… View Post

The joys of jumping in muddy puddles

The joys of jumping in muddy puddles

The walk to preschool is the most fun thing ever at the moment as far as my two-year old is concerned. It’s just a five-minute walk but for those few minutes, the world is a wonderful place and it’s mostly because of the muddy puddles along the way. “Look, Mummy,… View Post

An autumn walk at Chiltern Open Air Museum

An autumn walk at Chiltern Open Air Museum

As winter edges closer, our favourite places are now closing for the winter. A beautiful autumn day gave us the perfect opportunity to have one last day out at Chiltern Open Air Museum before the end of the season. Our previous visits have mostly focused on the houses around the… View Post