En Francais

This year for Christmas we were lucky enough to go and visit James dad, step mum and their two little dogs who live near a town called Fougere in France. We took the car across by Ferry a couple of days before Christmas so when we arrived everyone was really getting into the Christmas spirit. Read more about En Francais[…]

The farm

We have just returned from a blissful week staying with Uncle Julian at Westley Farm. The farm is ideal for a holiday as while the self catering cottages are in the middle of nowhere by jumping in a car you can easily get to Cirencester or Stroud or any of the other smaller Cotswold villages. It Read more about The farm[…]

Derbyshire days

Friday night we left a very windy Oxfordshire and headed across to Derbyshire to celebrate Uncle Martin’s birthday, but joy of joys we had Saturday morning free to explore the beautiful surroundings! We went into Matlock centre first of all: After having a shop (and getting a bit wet) we carried onto Bakewell (where the tarts come Read more about Derbyshire days[…]

A visit to the gardens at Compton Acres

 Jam and I were down in Boscombe for a wedding (his cousins) and the reception was held in a mock Italian villa set in some of the Compton Acres gardens. What we saw of the gardens were so lovely we decided to go back the day after and look round the rest. So here is the Read more about A visit to the gardens at Compton Acres[…]

Some things old some things new

Over the bank holiday we headed over to Newbury to help Jam’s mum tidy out a few things. She has bought a house in Malta and so quite a few of her lovely things were up for grabs. Having admired the chestnut roaster and toasting fork as well as the fireside tools for some time Read more about Some things old some things new[…]