Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham

Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham

We fancied heading a little further afield last weekend for an outing and, via a convoluted set of circumstances, we ended up visiting Barnsdale Gardens just outside Oakham. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was very impressed. Barnsdale

5 free things to do outside this weekend

5 free things to do outside this weekend

I love this time of year. It’s the perfect time to head outdoors, the days are still long, there’s (sometimes) bright sunny days to enjoy and there’s no wasps! (That last one might not be strictly true-I once got stung

Wistow Maze 2015

Wistow Maze 2015

With me on maternity leave and Luke working from home, we’ve spent a lot of time cooped up at home lately. Consequently, I’ve been getting a bit fed up and desperate to get out of the house. This weekend we

A Ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

A Ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

As soon as we had decided to visit North Devon I very eagerly acquired my OS maps of the area and scoured them for interesting places to visit. The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway caught my eye straight away. Firstly, Luke

Woolacombe Beach

Woolacombe Beach

We had a fantastic time camping in North Devon last week. We enjoyed some lovely walks amid the beautiful scenery. I didn’t really know too much about the area, but was pleasantly surprised by the glorious mixture of moorland, valleys

Stowe Gardens

Stowe Gardens

With all the baby/new house/engagement excitement of last year, I keep forgetting that we managed quite a few outings as well. I recently came across some great photos of our trip to Stowe Gardens last October so thought I’d put

Southwold Revisited

Southwold Revisited

As I’ve been looking back through my posts, I’ve realised that several of them fall a bit short. I like to think that my blog has improved over time, so I’ve revisited some and added a few photos and extra

Lyveden Way

Lyveden Way

I’m currently working my way through some old posts, editing and generally tidying up a bit, and was reminded of an outing that we really enjoyed. Back in January 2014 we visited Lyveden New Bield and incorporated a walk along

Rushton Triangular Lodge

Rushton Triangular Lodge

We’re suckers for a quirky building, so once again we headed off to a local landmark that we’ve so far neglected to visit. As fun as it is visiting far flung corners of the UK, there’s plenty to see right

A Fine View of Normandy

A Fine View of Normandy

If you happen to ever find yourself in France, specifically near to Alencon, I recommend a trip to ‘La belvedere du Mont des Avaloirs’. This rather Soviet looking tower boasts excellent panoramic views across the countryside. On a clear day you are