Days out

Daddy, Sophie and Thomas standing outside Osterley House

A walk around Osterley Park

Osterley Park is a beautiful Georgian country estate on the outskirts of London, not far from Heathrow airport. It’s one of those places where one minute you’re driving down a…

Sophie and Thomas walking towards the house at Hughenden

Enjoying family time together at Hughenden

Family days out have been a rare occurrence this year. I miss being able to just jump in the car and head out for a spontaneous day out somewhere. We’ve…

Sophie and Thomas in front of the Fountain of Love at Cliveden

A walk around Cliveden

Our National Trust membership cards have been gathering dust for much of this year. It was nice to finally be able to use them and venture out for a day…

A family of scarecrows on the 'Dig for Victory' allotment at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Venturing out to Chiltern Open Air Museum

Now that restrictions are being relaxed and some of our favourite places have opened again, we are starting to venture out a little more. Chiltern Open Air Museum is somewhere…

Hubby lying on the picnic blanket while Thomas and Sophie play in the sand on the beach

Sun, sea and sand – enjoying the calm before the storm on a winter beach trip

We don’t often get the chance to spend time at the beach so we have to grab the opportunity where we can. I did wonder if Storm Ciara was going…

Daddy, Grandad and Sophie watching the Mummer's Day parade

A visit to Padstow on Mummers’ Day

On our last full day of our stay at Coombe Mill – Boxing Day – we decided to head to Padstow. Grandma had expressed a desire to visit Padstow during…

Hubby and Sophie standing in front of the house at Lanhydrock

A brief visit to Lanhydrock

One of the things I love about having National Trust membership is how it gives you so many options of places to visit around the country without the pressure of…

Sophie standing in front of an Egyptian mural

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh – London exhibition review

Disclosure: We were invited to a press event and gifted tickets to the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   As a…

Sophie standing in front of a red narrowboat

Visiting Santa by narrowboat

Last year, Sophie enjoyed taking a narrowboat ride to go and visit Santa. It was such a lovely way to see Santa that I decided to do it again this…

Sophie looking at the ‘listen’ and ‘feel’ signs outside the Haddenham Croft Cottage

An autumn afternoon at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum has been a favourite place to visit ever since the girls were babies. Since Jessica died, we’ve not visited it quite as often as we used…