Little Hearts Matter has a tree and a bench at the end of the children’s wood in the National Memorial Arboretum. It’s a place where families can come and remember their children. Each year, there are two memorial events for families who have lost a child with half a working… View Post

Hands-on fun at Brading Roman Villa

Hands-on fun at Brading Roman Villa

On the last day of our holiday on the Isle of Wight, we met up with friends to spend a morning at Brading Roman Villa. We didn’t know it at the time, but it ended up being our last family day out with Jessica. The memories of it are extra-precious… View Post

Fun in the spring sunshine at Blackgang Chine

Fun in the spring sunshine at Blackgang Chine

With sunshine being forecast for day five of our Isle of Wight holiday, we’d planned a day at Blackgang Chine. Hubby and I had both been before but not for many years and were looking forward to taking Jessica and Sophie there for the first time. Blackgang Chine is the… View Post

Bembridge Windmill

Bembridge Windmill

One of the things I love about National Trust membership is being able to visit so many different places around the country. During our holiday on the Isle of Wight, we decided to visit Bembridge Windmill. The girls had never visited a windmill before. This one is the only surviving… View Post

Exploring Godshill Model Village

Exploring Godshill Model Village

Despite visiting the Isle of Wight many times in my teens, I’d never been to Godshill Model Village before. Jessica and Sophie loved our previous visits to other model villages so I knew they’d enjoy a visit to Godshill. The village itself is a pretty one with thatched cottages and… View Post

Swimming and a ride on the Isle of …

Swimming and a ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Jessica had two requests for our holiday on the Isle of Wight. One was to visit the beach and the other was to go swimming. The weather was grey and chilly on our second morning. It wasn’t such a good day for sightseeing so we headed off to the Waterside… View Post

Land of the Tiger and Tiger Rock at …

Land of the Tiger and Tiger Rock at Chessington World of Adventures

This weekend (5th May) will see the opening of a new attraction at Chessington World of Adventures – Land of the Tiger which features the new Tiger Rock ride. We were lucky enough to be invited to Chessington last weekend to see this new area and to be one of… View Post