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Cadbury World, Winterbourne House and Lapworth Museum of Geology

On our long weekend to the Midlands, our middle day was spent exploring some of Birmingham’s tourist attractions (the other days were went to Stratford Butterfly Farm and the sites of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust). I visited Cadbury World almost 20 years ago and this time it was very different as now I am a […]

Our long weekend in Stratford exploring Shakespeare and history

On the way home from Scotland way back in August, we stopped off near Birmingham and were overwhelmed with options for places we wanted to visit. The kids were knackered so we decided to go home and return at a later date. This half term we headed to Stratford upon Avon, a place linked forever […]

Our latest family obsession: Horrible Histories

Three months ago, we headed off on holiday to Scotland, little realising that a new obsession was about to hit us, pow! Unbeknown to me, Matthew had been watching Horrible Histories on his Kindle for a while and learning the Kings and Queens song. Over the next 10 days as we traversed the highlands and […]

Visiting the Tower of London

We had an exciting day last weekend, heading onto London to see some sights and visit the Tower of London. I’m not sure who was more excoted as we all love history and Chris had never been to the Tower before. We had a bit of a disaster when we missed our train so had […]

One small step…

There are very few times when I feel proud to be human but watching 8 Days: To the Moon and Back on BBC has managed it! The bravery, ingenuity, passion and teamwork were incredible to watch. I was struck by the similarities to Hollywood’s Apollo 13 and how well the movie captured the spirit of […]