When we were compiling our list of gold postboxes to visit around the country as part of our Olympic and Paralympic gold postbox challenge, we also discovered that two sets of lock controls had been painted gold in celebration of the gold medals won by British rowers. One sunny afternoon,… View Post

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum

I used to visit Chiltern Open Air Museum fairly often before having my children as it was a lovely place just to go for a walk even without looking around the various historic buildings there. Since Jessica’s arrival though, we’d only been once, when I took my twin sister and… View Post

Rickmansworth Aquadrome

Rickmansworth Aquadrome

One of the things I love about Country Kids is that it has encouraged me to visit lots of new outdoor spaces in my local area. As a result weekends now usually find me racking my brains to think of somewhere new we can visit. A few weeks ago, we… View Post

The Roald Dahl Museum and a treasure trail

The Roald Dahl Museum and a treasure trail

I loved reading Roald Dahl’s books as a child. Matilda was my favourite, although The BFG is a close second. Jessica and Sophie are still a little young for them but my twin sister’s two daughters both love them. They were very excited when I suggested that we visit the… View Post

A day out at Peppa Pig World

A day out at Peppa Pig World

We’ve been having a lovely day out at Peppa Pig World in Paulton’s Park with some other heart families from the hospital where Jessica had her surgery. This is the second year we’ve been on the family day out. It has been interesting to see the difference with how Jessica… View Post