Ickenham Miniature Railway is a bit of a hidden gem. We only discovered it existed a couple of years ago. It’s been a while since we last visited so we decided to go along to their last public running date for this year and take Thomas on his first train… View Post

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A …

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A Winter’s Tail

Last year’s festive day out enjoying A Winter’s Tail at Chessington World of Adventures was a special one for us. It was our last family day out before Jessica’s Fontan procedure and it was such a magical one for our girls. They loved meeting Father Christmas and Jessica particularly loved… View Post

A geocache hunt in Harmondsworth

A geocache hunt in Harmondsworth

I have to confess that sometimes I drag my family out for an outdoor adventure purely because I need to write an outdoors post for the Country Kids linky! Our most recent geocaching adventure was one of those occasions. I’d spotted a nice loop of geocaches around Saxon Lake in… View Post

Howl’o’ween fun at Chessington World of …

Howl’o’ween fun at Chessington World of Adventures

October half-term seems to be all about Halloween-themed activities and days out. The girls loved trying out the “Howl’o’ween” attractions at Chessington World of Adventures last year. This year, it was Sophie who donned her sister’s “rainbow witch” outfit for a day out at Chessington. I was glad she picked… View Post

Cheering on Team Jessica in the Great South …

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 my sister’s ex-partner Pete had both run before but for my other brother Peter and my nephews Jamie and Lee,… View Post