Days out

Lee. Uncle Adrian, Uncle Peter, Wayne, Jamie and Uncle Pete with me, Sophie and Thomas

Cheering on Team Jessica in the Great South Run

Last weekend, several of Jessica’s uncles and her cousins ran in the Great South Run to raise money for Little Hearts Matter in memory of Jessica. My brother Adrian and…

Sophie sitting on hubby's shoulders looking at the hearts in the Little Hearts Matter tree

Remembering Jessica: The Little Hearts Matter memorial walk at the National Memorial Arboretum

The day after Jessica’s funeral, we attended the Little Hearts Matter memorial service at the National Memorial Arboretum. Six months on from the last day of her life, we returned…

Sophie standing next to a WW1 plane

Learning a little about World War 1 at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum has always been one of our favourite places to visit. We used to go quite regularly but hadn’t been this year. I’d been cautious about visiting…

A Tyrannosaurus Rex and dinosaur eggs in Black Park

Walking with dinosaurs in Black Park

At some point during the school holidays, there is usually a themed trail to follow at Black Park. The girls and I have done quite a few different ones –…

Sophie with the "Oh Bollards" sculpture

Going on a Gromit hunt: Gromit Unleashed 2

The Gromit Unleashed 2 trail has been on our summer activity wishlist ever since we heard it was coming to Bristol. However, with Thomas arriving at the start of the…

Sophie with her fairy garden

Creating a fairy garden at Iver Environment Centre

Iver Environment Centre has been running family fun sessions throughout the summer holidays. There have been lots of different sessions to choose from, such as pond dipping, bug hunting, flower…

Me, hubby, Thomas and Sophie on the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure

Thomas’s first trip to Chessington World of Adventures

It’s been a little while since our last trip to Chessington. I had hoped to take Sophie for a day out before Thomas arrived but the combination of a heatwave…

My sister, nieces, Sophie and Thomas standing under an archway at Eton College

Exploring Eton with a treasure trail

I love doing treasure trails. They’re great for exploring places, help make a walk more interesting, work well for a variety of ages and are great value for money. With…

Sophie looking at the water wheel in the Garden of Time at Iver Environment Centre

Exploring the gardens at Iver Environment Centre

Iver Environment Centre has been on my list of places to visit for some time. We frequently pass it on the way to Uxbridge. I’ve seen various activities advertised during…

A view of Peppa Pig World from the Queen's Flying Coach Ride

Reconnecting with other heart families at Paultons Park

The heart family day out at Paultons Park has always been a highlight in our summer calendar. Last year, we missed out on it due to being in limbo over…