10 reasons why Dorset should be on your travel list in 2018

Corfe Castle

I am lucky enough to live on the Jurassic Coast with 96 miles of truly stunning coastline to explore, stretching from Old Harry Rocks in Poole, Dorset to Exeter in East Devon. Not one bit of this coastline is the same, offering  exceptional natural beauty as well reading like a book into the past, revealing the history of the earth across 185 million years as a near complete record of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. With almost all of… Continue Reading “10 reasons why Dorset should be on your travel list in 2018”

The Highway Rat, coming to DVD on 5th February

Highway Rat

We love Christmas time one of our new traditions is for us to sit down and watch our favourite books being adapted for the TV. So far we have The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on DVD and now this year’s new one has been added to the collection; The Highway Rat. This beautifully animated film from the UK’s best-selling author, Julia Donaldson was first shown on BBC1 this Christmas… Continue Reading “The Highway Rat, coming to DVD on 5th February”

As easy is riding a bike!

Bikes

We bought Eliza has bike for her 5th birthday, but she has always preferred her scooter as she found pedaling quite hard work, but last month she went back to her bike and has been asking us to take her stabilizers off. I have to admit I doubted my ability as a bike trainer. I love riding a bike and used to cycle everywhere when I was younger, but when it came to teaching Isaac, I tried and failed. In… Continue Reading “As easy is riding a bike!”

Moors Valley Railyway 30th Birthday Gala

Moors Valley Railway

Last weekend we were invited to the 30th Birthday Gala for Moors Valley Railway. It wasn’t until the event that I discovered that its origins went back to 1980 when Jim Haylock set up a miniature railway at Tucktonia Miniature Theme Park in Christchurch – somewhere I have very fond memories of visiting as a child. The miniature railway then moved to the Old Kings Dairy Farm at Moors Valley five years later and opened to the public on 26th… Continue Reading “Moors Valley Railyway 30th Birthday Gala”