Exploring London from the river with MBNA Thames Clippers #ThamesNippers

We are fairly frequent visitors to London and have enjoyed a short trip on the Thames aboard a “Duck” with London Duck Tours as well as a sightseeing tour last year up as far as the Tower of London. Last week we were invited to join MBNA Thames Clippers on a family day of sightseeing from the river and exploring Greenwich and the Greenwich Peninsula. MBNA Thames Clippers are the fastest & most frequent fleet on the river Thames with… Continue Reading “Exploring London from the river with MBNA Thames Clippers #ThamesNippers”

Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

At school I was fascinated by the Tudor dynasty and absolutely loved reading all about the drama of the Tudor times. One of the places I really wanted to visit was King Henry VIII’s favourite palace – Hampton Court but never got there. Over half term we were invited to see Horrible Histories – The Best of Barmy Britain which was to be held at Hampton Court Palace so here was my chance! Presented by The Birmingham Stage Company, who… Continue Reading “Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain at Hampton Court Palace”

SSE – Committed to Women’s Football

Girls Football SSE

Women’s football has come a long way in the last few years. When I was growing up the only sports we were offered were Netball and Rounders and even when Abbey was younger, football was never on the cards for the girls. These days it is widely accepted that girls can play football and here in Dorset we have our own league of girls teams that my goddaughters play in and our school offers an after school football club that… Continue Reading “SSE – Committed to Women’s Football”

The all new Pirates of Skeleton Bay at Legoland Windsor

Legoland

Visiting Legoland is something we do fairly regularly with our Merlin Annual passes. When visiting we always seem to radiate towards the same rides with Atlantis being our first port of call followed by the Squid Surfers. Isaac loves Laser Raiders and this time Sebby was old enough to join him and actually scored more than Isaac and Daddy, much to their disbelief, whilst Eliza and I visited the Lego Friends area and spotted Olivia, Mia, Stephanie, Andrea and Emma… Continue Reading “The all new Pirates of Skeleton Bay at Legoland Windsor”

Trying the new Gruffalo River Ride at Chessington

The Gruffalo is one of our favourite children’s books of all time and we really enjoy taking part in activities that are related to the story. Last month we were one of the first to try the new Augmented Reality Trail at Moors Valley¬†which was packed full of fun facts about forest animals¬†and the chance to make the Gruffalo come to life on your mobile phone or tablet which Sebastian adored. Not long after doing the trail we saw an… Continue Reading “Trying the new Gruffalo River Ride at Chessington”