A visit to Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest

Buckler's Hard Living History

We are regular visitors to Beaulieu in the New Forest and always see signs to Buckler’s Hard, but have never been – until now. Buckler’s Hard has a fascinating history and was first intended as an import and export hub for sugar from the West Indies, but most famously became an 18th-century shipbuilding village, home to the craftsmen who built over 50 wooden ships for the Royal Navy, including the vessels Agamemnon, Euryalus and Swiftsure, all of which fought at… Continue Reading “A visit to Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest”

A day out in Bournemouth with National Express and the ODDBODS

Nigel Clarke

On Wednesday we were invited to become a tourist in our home town with National Express and the ODDBODS, hosted by children’s TV Presenter Nigel Clarke. If you have not heard of the ODDBODS, it is a CGI-animated series focusing on seven cute characters – Fuse, Pogo, Zee, Jeff, Bubbles, Slick and Newt. These non-dialogue characters survive the perils of everyday life, unintentionally turning ordinary situations into unexpected, extraordinary and always humorous events. ODDBODS are hugely popular with my kids… Continue Reading “A day out in Bournemouth with National Express and the ODDBODS”

A-Level Results are in – what happens next?

university

Studying at university is a big decision for any young person. In the last few months we have been on university open days, Kian has made first and second choices, got through exam season, made his accommodation choices and is now on the final few stressful days until the results come in. What happens next? A-Level & BTech results day is 16th August at school / college. You will be able to see online at track.ucas.com whether you have a… Continue Reading “A-Level Results are in – what happens next?”

Mighty Claws Adventure Golf Teatime Special!

Mighty Claws is one of our favourite family days out in Bournemouth, having opened back in June 2017. Swing, cut and slice through the epic 18 holes of the prehistoric Mighty Claws Valley course, dodging the scary animatronic Raptors, ginormous T-Rex and a whole host of ancient animated creatures; travelling through caves, around smoking volcanoes and giant waterfalls… Mighty Claws Adventure Golf is located at Playgolf Bournemouth – just a 10-minute drive from the seafront at Southbourne and about 20… Continue Reading “Mighty Claws Adventure Golf Teatime Special!”