Days out

Sophie and Thomas with the 'Simba' lion sculpture in Windsor

Hunting for the Lions of Windsor

We love doing sculpture trails although most of the ones we have done have been some distance away. I was very happy to see that one was happening a little…

Thomas stroking one of the sheep

A day out at Bocketts Farm Park

One of the nice things about meeting up ‘somewhere in the middle’ with friends who live some way away is the opportunity to visit new places that we wouldn’t normally…

Sophie standing amongst the ruins of Waverley Abbey

Exploring Waverley Abbey

It’s nice sometimes to break up a journey with a visit somewhere interesting. We recently stopped off to explore the ruins of Waverley Abbey on the way back from visiting…

A smiley Thomas splashing in a shallow pool on the beach

Thomas’s first trip to the beach

Trips to the beach are a rare treat for us as we live so far inland. My sister lives much nearer to the beach though. A summer stay at her…

Sophie with three Wee Oor Wullies in Princes Square- Patch, Our Wullie and K C Potter

Exploring Glasgow through Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail

We can never resist a sculpture trail and when we started spotting a couple of the Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail sculptures on our #JoGLEforJessica journey, we knew that we…

Three giraffes sitting in the long grass

A day out at Port Lympne Reserve and Safari Park with Halo

Halo Children’s Foundation is a local charity which helps support bereaved children. Sophie has been going to their monthly group sessions for just over a year now. She enjoys the…

Sophie riding in a pink aeroplane at the fun fair

All the fun of the fair

One of Sophie’s summer activities requests was to go to the funfair. It was surprisingly tricky to find out if there were any fairs coming to our local area during…

Sophie spinning Thomas in the spinning saucer

A train trip to the park

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make for a fun day out. A train journey, a picnic and a visit to a playground. Just being somewhere different.   It was…

Sophie wearing fairy wings and walking through the Temple Gardens at Langley Park

A magical fairy hunt in Langley Park

One of my favourite outdoor activities is looking for signs of fairies living in the woods. A little hole at the foot of a tree that surely must be a…

Sophie, and hubby with Thomas in the buggy walking around Petersfield Heath lake

A family day out in and around Petersfield

Two 40th birthday celebrations (mine and a friend’s) in Hampshire over the May bank holiday weekend provided the perfect excuse to spend a weekend in Petersfield, where I grew up.…