With Daddy being away on Sophie’s birthday, I decided against organising a birthday party and instead opted for a bit of an “open house” instead so that everyone who wanted to could pop in and wish Sophie a happy birthday. We had visits from Grandma, Grandad, Auntie Marls and the… View Post

Outdoor fun at Apple Day

Outdoor fun at Apple Day

Every year one of the farms near my in-laws’ house holds its Apple Day – a fun family day with various stalls for local groups and charities, raising money for a local church. With hubby having a weekend off work (a rare occurrence at the moment!) and the weather being… View Post

Petersfield Physic Garden

Petersfield Physic Garden

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Petersfield High Street, half-hidden between the shops, lies a quiet oasis of beauty and tranquility. Petersfield Physic Garden is the perfect place for some time out whilst shopping, somewhere to sit and relax for a few minutes and bask in the… View Post

A walk along the river

A walk along the river

I love discovering new places to explore – taking a wander down a little lane and finding out where it leads. This week’s new discovery was a little footpath at the end of a cul-de-sac which took us on a walk along the river. There were quite a lot of… View Post

Castle Rushen

Castle Rushen

During our holiday on the Isle of Man, we visited Castle Rushen, which is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Europe. It was built in the late 13th century and was once home to the Kings and Lords of Mann. As well as being a royal residence, the… View Post

The Great Laxey Wheel

The Great Laxey Wheel

During our holiday on the Isle of Man over the summer, we visited the Great Laxey Wheel, which is the biggest working waterwheel in the world. It was designed by the Victoria engineer Robert Casement in order to pump water from the Laxey lead and zinc mines, 1500ft below the… View Post