A Fun Family Day Out at Dundee Discovery Point

During February half term we are spending our week in Scotland, staying at a gorgeous holiday cottage in Angus which we are using as a base to explore as much of the country as possible. So far we have been subject to pretty much everything the weather can throw at us with rain, hail, snow, wind and even a spot of blue sky and with the weather looking a bit ropey this morning we decided to stay local and pay a… Continue Reading “A Fun Family Day Out at Dundee Discovery Point”

Visiting the Mid-Hants Railway – Watercress Line

Watercress Line

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that Sebastian is train mad, particularly “steamies” as he loves Thomas the Tank Engine. For his godfather’s birthday I intended to take him and Sebby to “A day out with Thomas” on the Watercress Line, but sadly he was unwell at the time and this was the first opportunity when we could all get together. We headed to Winchester to the picturesque town of Alresford in time to… Continue Reading “Visiting the Mid-Hants Railway – Watercress Line”

A Visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

On Saturday I fancied going somewhere a bit different with the children.  We always head West so I decided that we would go East this time and looked up places to visit.  Portsmouth Historic Dockyard stood out as being somewhere with lots of things to do, so we loaded up the car and set off. The weekend was promising to be a hot one and the traffic coming into Bournemouth was horrendous so I was quite relieved to be heading… Continue Reading “A Visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard”

Exploring The Golden Hind in Brixham

I am a bit of a history geek and my favourite period is the Tudors so when I found out there was a full size replica of the Golden Hind in Brixham, just 15 minutes from where we were staying on our recent holiday in Torquay, it was top of my want to visit list. The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full-sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration and is set up… Continue Reading “Exploring The Golden Hind in Brixham”

Saturday is Caption Day – 4th October 2014

Milestones Museum

A couple of weeks ago we took a trip to Milestones Museum in Basingstoke, where the kids got to experience what life was like in wartime Britain. Isaac and Eliza were most fascinated by an old toy shop and spent what felt like ages asking questions about the toys on display. When we finally ventured outside we found two mannequins looking in the window and Eliza’s reaction is classic, but what to you think she is saying? Give me your… Continue Reading “Saturday is Caption Day – 4th October 2014”