Days out

The beautiful view from the entrance of Chiltern Open Air Museum in the winter sunshine

A traditional Christmas at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum is one of our favourite places for a day out – as well as the various old buildings which the girls can explore, there is plenty…

Making new friends at Rickmansworth Aquadrome

One of the things I love most about blogging is the friends that I have made because of it. It’s even nicer when those friends live within a reasonable distance…

Exploring Donnington Castle

I can never resist the opportunity to visit a castle so when we visited some friends in Donnington back in September, and they suggested a walk around the castle, I…

Brick or Treat at Legoland Windsor

As Jessica had an inset day on Monday and her preschool pass was valid that day, we couldn’t resist a trip to Legoland, with her friends H and E, to…

A re-enactment of the siege of Kenilworth at Kenilworth Castle

One of my favourite books as a teenager was Katherine by Anya Seton – which tells the story of Katherine Swynford, the mistress (and later third wife) of John of…

Making the most of a day at CBeebies Land

My girls love CBeebies – it’s the only channel they get to watch (mostly because I can’t stand the endless adverts on other channels!)  We last visited CBeebies Land two…

Hubby and Jessica walking through the village at the Black Country Living Museum

Exploring the Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Canal Tunnel

One of our favourite places for a day out is Chiltern Open Air Museum, which is fairly close to where we live.  I love the feel of stepping back in…

Jessica and Sophie looking across the moat at Baddesley Clinton

An afternoon exploring Baddesley Clinton

One of the things I miss most about summer is those beautiful warm afternoons.  Afternoons when the sky was so wonderfully blue. When it seemed as if there was all…

A heart family day out at Paulton’s Park

Each year, Families of Ocean Ward organise a day out at Paultons Park for the heart children who have been treated on the ward, and their families.  It’s become one…

Hunting for dragons at Hughenden Manor

Sometimes the best days out are those where we are searching for fairies in the woods. Sometimes they are days when a little imagination turns a walk into a fairy…