Lapland

It might have snowed over most of Britain this weekend, but we just had the rain, so it got me thinking back to when the boys last played in the snow. Two years ago we went to Lapland in FInland to see Santa, ride on sleighs and play in the snow. A slight delay in […]

a model village at bekonscot

Bekonscot is somewhere that I have heard about since I met my wife nearly twenty years ago, but having not been brought it in the south of England, I had never visited the place as a child. For those that do not know Bekonscot, it is, if I am not mistaken, the largest model village […]

a right royal show at egham

I haven’t been to a farmers/county show since I was about ten years old. Having missed the Guildford show earlier in the Summer as the weather was horrendous we decided to visit the Egham Royal Show. With all of the usual attractions that you would expect, vegetable competitions, flower displays, farm animals, the army, fire […]

in search of the gruffalo at alice holt

Last weekend the boys were invited to go in search of the Gruffalo at Alice Holt by their Aunty Sarah. We set off on the trail through the woods looking for the main characters from the book by Julia Donaldson with is illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Was this the Gruffalo? No, Just Uncle Sean hiding […]

pizza express party

Last week was the last day of nursery for our eldest. He’s now graduated to Infant school and had to say goodbye to some of his classmates. His best friend at Nursery is going to different school next year, but as it happened on his last day of school was also his birthday. I wasn’t […]

new forest horses

goodwood festival of speed

One of my friends had some tickets for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy, but a day out with the guys in the sunshine was not to be missed. I know very little about cars, and so I haven’t titled all of the pictures.

the new forest

A few free days for the whole family allowed us to jump in the car and head down to the New Forest and the local coastal area for a bit of R&R. Last year we went for a night to Beaulieu for a night to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary and wanted to go back […]

imagination movers in concert

Today is a very big day. We have been following the Imagination Movers on TV and listening to them in the car for more than two years. A week after we left Dubai they played two concerts and we were gutted, but didn’t tell the boys as they would have been upset. Having never toured […]

chessington world of adventure

Many years ago, before the boys were born, we went on safari to Kenya and Tanzania. When the boys get older we would love to go back again, but in the meantime we can go to Chessington World of Adventure. Not quite as exotic or the sheer number of animals hurtling across the savanna, but […]