Despite living in Oxfordshire for just under 30 years, I’ve never been on an Oxford Castle and Prison tour. So over the Easter holidays, I suggested it to N as part of a day trip to the city. He doesn’t mind a castle, and climbing the mound outside was a big draw. So we made … Read More about Visiting Oxford Castle and Prison
This second week of the Easter holidays hasn’t been great weather wise again. I’ve been back at work, and N’s been out working on the farm. Mostly he’s been helping his uncle or cousin number 3 with sheep jobs. His tally of seeing lambs born has increased to 7 as well. Not bad for a … Read More about Project 52 2018 week 15 – sunny spaniel days
Over the last year we’ve discovered a few successes with last minute decisions on places to visit. Over the holidays, I’d planned on taking N to London but he turned his nose up at that and refused to go. A nearby transport museum was refused as well. He decided he wanted to go to a … Read More about Enjoying the drive through safari at West Midlands safari park
As we grow up, we go through phases of cooking and meal preparation. From uni where you probably have a handful of meals you cook (spaghetti bolognese, jacket potatoes and stir fries were my staples), through to more exciting experimental meals. Then settling into a regular meal routine of family favourites. Recipe books can be … Read More about Go to recipe books for busy mums
For the last few years I’ve been spotting various city art trails on blogs and social media and have always missed getting to see them. I’ve been waiting patiently for one to arrive in Oxford and finally the Gromit Unleashed trail arrived in Oxford over the Easter holidays (get there quick, it finishes on 15th … Read More about Art trails 2018 and Gromit Unleashed Trail in Oxford
Our annual camping trips are a things of beauty. Well, kind of…if the weather is nice. There’s a big crowd of us who go, predominantly mums and kids (so much nicer than when more than 2 of the useful dads join us), and it’s a really nice time to catch up, put the world to … Read More about Is camping with electric hook up a cop out?