Days out

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…

Sophie and her friend popping their heads through the holes in the PAW Patrol mosaic brick board.

Family fun at BRICKLIVE 2019

Disclosure: We were gifted a family ticket for BRICKLIVE 2019 and some brick kits. All thoughts and opinions are my own Sophie loves getting creative and building with bricks and…

Sophie looking closely at an owl pellet through a magnifying glass

Half-term fun at Denham Country Park

Denham Country Park is one of our favourite places to visit. During school holidays, they often run various activity sessions and trails for children. We’ve previously enjoyed river dipping and…

Sophie and Thomas at the Boer War Monument on Coombe Hill

A treasure trail around the Chilterns

Making time to be together as a family can be tricky in the autumn months as it’s hubby’s busy time. Last Christmas, I gave him a box of envelopes –…

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…