Family Cycling Heaven

Got kids? Got bikes? Then get yourselves to the New Forest in Hampshire. In fact, even if you haven’t got bikes, get yourselves there and hire some. And if you can’t ride a bike… learn! We always knew the New Forest was a wonderful place, but something about this trip has just had us beaming from ear […]

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Best U.K. family adventure so far!

Dorset. Wow. We under-estimated you. The Easter long-weekend had gifted us with the possibility for a four-day adventure and we were keen to make the most of it. With spring in the air and the possibility of blue skies and perhaps even the golden orb that those in the southern hemisphere call the sun, we […]

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Warwickshire redemption – Day 2

Back in February we spent a weekend in Warwickshire as part of our XCounty Challenge. We’ve already written about our interesting (!) first day’s explorations around Warwick Castle and now here’s the blog about day 2 (finally)! On Sunday morning we woke up to some pretty abysmal weather, which certainly wasn’t conducive to being out […]

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Life – 1 Blogging – 0

Our careers as bloggers had got off to an enthusiastic and focused start and I think we’d done pretty well in wheeling out the old blogs. But as you may have noticed, you haven’t heard from us in a while. This is because ‘normal life’ has well and truly exploded during March – the amalgamation […]

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Friday farm fun

We’ve just returned from a brilliant day out at the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch, Kent (8 miles south-west of Ashford). It’s got a great reputation so I’d always wanted to take Oskar there and today was the day! I went with a local Kent buddy of mine, Annie and her gorgeous little girl Isla, […]

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Warwickshire Part 1: Think positive thoughts

“You’re going camping?!?!”……. “what, like in a tent”??? (cue puzzled face and then hysterical laughter). That seemed to be the standard response to our plans for camping this weekend. Admittedly, the weather didn’t look spectacular, or at least, not unless you regard -5oC and predictions of snow as perfect camping conditions. But we decided to […]

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Butterfly mystery solved…

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it also solved the mystery of the missing Wisley butterflies….. It seemed to me unlikely that Wisley staff had forgotten to put the butterflies in the greenhouse, or that they had perhaps misread the brief for “6000” butterflies and put in only 60, so there must have been […]

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Where are the other 5,985 butterflies?

I’m just going to come out and say it…. Go and get yourself an annual pass for RHS Wisley Gardens. Like, right now. Seriously. RHS Wisley in Surrey really is the most phenomenal garden. I honestly must have been there around 20+ times by now and every single time I go I manage to find […]

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Ecopod Love

We wanted to start this year with a bang. It was to be our first camping trip of 2017 and crucially number one in our ’17 family camp outs in 2017’ mission, as well as being an important new county for our X County Challenge. However our plans ran into some early problems…. We had […]

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Mr Wee Wee Head

I have to be absolutely honest with you all….. I had never heard about Michael Rosen’s adventurous tale ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ before seeing it on TV last Christmas. However, all three of us absolutely loved every bit of its fairly simple but imaginative storyline: Four children heading out on a ramble chanting […]

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