Dear mummy, before you were admitted to hospital we visited a wonderful place called Waddesdon Manor. As National Trust members we’ve exhausted all the properties around our local area so decided to venture further afield and into a different county. It’s a good 1hr 30mins drive from Hampshire and by the time we arrive we’re desperate to vacate the car … More A gingerbread fairytale at Waddesdon Manor, National Trust
Dear Mummy, this week saw us dust off our jackets and finally get some fresh air. There was a break in the rainy weather and we managed to get out for an afternoon to The Vyne, Basingstoke in Hampshire. The Vyne is a National Trust property which we’ve been visiting for years. We didn’t venture far … More Ducks on Ice at The Vyne, National Trust
Dear Mummy, we’re big fans of the National Trust, having been annual members now for four years. Mottisfont, near Romsey in Hampshire, is one of our favourite places to visit in the UK and every year they host wonderful Christmas events. Mottisfont is an 18th-century home with a medieval priory owned by The National Trust and we’ve had many … More The Twelve Days of Christmas at Mottisfont
Dear mummy, it’s not often that you get to see a natural wonder of the world and we were blessed recently to see The Giant’s Causeway. My Grandparents live in Northern Ireland and our family has a strong Irish connection so it was inevitable that my little feet would tread where giants once stood. According to legend, … More Walking with Giants at the Giants Causeway
Dear mummy, every year we make our annual pilgrimage to Mottisfont, Hampshire to see their wonderful rose gardens. We’ve been visiting for years since I was a baby. My mummy has loved watching me grow, just like the gardens at this National Trust property. Mottisfont is near Romsey in Hampshire. It’s an 18th-century home with a … More Watching me grow at Mottisfont, National Trust
Dear Mummy, we’ve been basking in the sun this week and nursing summer colds. With a change in the temperature our noses are running, eyes are itching and sore throats are back, but that hasn’t stopped us enjoying the warm sunshine. My mummy was chuffed to be featured in Oxfam’s round-up of their #DressedByTheKids day. … More Summer is in the air!
Dear Mummy, we’ve been meaning to visit this National Trust property for ages but have always been distracted by other attractions nearer to us. The weather has been pretty miserable recently too, but we woke up to dry weather last weekend and decided to go on an epic adventure. We visited Stourhead in Mere, Wiltshire. Over … More Fairytales at Stourhead, National Trust
Dear Mummy, now is the perfect time to invest in wet weather gear for children. We’re big fans of all-in-one puddle suits for kids! They are practical, can be folded away easily and great for families on the move. Presently rain is stopping play, I’ve grown out of my last rain suit and with the … More Funky Puddle Suits for kids!
Dear mummy, what a week we’ve had! It’s great to have my folks back home from their travels in New York. We’ve been doing really festival things this week like putting up our Christmas Tree, reading some Christmas stories and singing some carols. (Well trying to..) It’s the first Christmas that I’ve really understood who … More A very festive week
In the deep dark woods… Dear Mummy it’s funny how some places just get better and better with age. The Vyne in Basingstoke is one of them. It’s a large National Trust estate. We’ve been many times before and each time we visit a new memory is made. We’ve been in every season, Autumn is … More In the deep dark woods…
Dear mummy, we’ve had a hectic week and have been enjoying the last of the summer sun. We’ve visited The Vyne (National Trust) a couple of times and played in their walled garden with the tractors and garden toys. We’ve been to The Vyne many times before and every time we visit we find something … More My Autumn Adventures