North Wales -Staycation, too much to do (part 2!)

Further antics in Wales Just a little further on from Llanfairfechan we saw some signs for Aberfalls. On a bit of a gloomy morning we set out to investigate. Following the signs we wiggled our way up the winding streets towards a bridge and a small carpark. Passing over this we continued to the larger […]

North Wales – Staycation, too much to do!

Llanfairfechan by the sea. Last Easter I decided to treat the family to a good old seaside holiday in Wales. As a child we were always darting through the tunnel from Liverpool to places like Llandudno, Criccieth or Anglesey. So I thought it was time I took the kids to see the beauty of North […]

Robbie Burns Birthplace – Alloway, Scotland

Robbie Burns Museum We were returning from our walk around Loch Doon, Scotland to visit see the Ospreys and decided to stop off in Alloway. My daughter loves poetry so the idea of a museum dedicated to Robbie Burns was a must see on our holiday. We were not disappointed. The first place that the […]

Culzean Castle – Ayrshire, Scotland

Exciting times at Culzean Castle So while staying the Brunston Castle Luxury Lodges in Dailly, Ayrshire we decided to go and investigate a local castle which had been renovated by Scottish Trust and National Trust. Set perfectly amidst forest and sea Culzean Castle had many, many exciting things for us to see.   We arrived […]

Scotland- Staycation

Dailly, Scotland – Our Summer Staycation This summer we decided to head up to Scotland for our Summer holidays. The weather had been so good in the UK that we felt going further North might help cool us down a little… we were not wrong! The evening of our arrival at Brunston Castle luxury lodges was […]

Days out on a Staycation – Sudbury Hall, Museum of Childhood

So much to do at Sudbury We got to the car park for Sudbury Hall very easily as it is just off the A50. Knowing that the car park was a bit of a walk away we got there just before it opened at 10am, there was plenty of space at this time. However I […]

Days Out on a Staycation – London TATE Modern

An amazing day out Finally we had the opportunity to investigate the inside of The TATE Modern this summer. The interesting architectural exterior meant that the inside had a lot to live up to. After the obligatory swing on the huge swings outside the TATE building, then the unfortunate but necessary bag search we entered […]

Days Out on a Staycation – it’s child’s play at Old Moor RSPB

Fun times at Old Moor I wanted to write about our most recent day out at Old Moor RSPB reserve whilst it was fresh in my head. Unfortunately that means trying to blog between ironing, feeding people and suffering kids T.V while I write. Oh and of course sorting out any squabbles that occur! So […]

Longshaw Estate – The Peak District

Finding our feet For years, we bypassed the entrance to The Longshaw Estate at Fox House in Derbyshire. We had never been into walking due to the fact that I struggled with mobility problems. The idea of heading off into the Peak District was something that was alien to us. However, after a recommendation to […]

Birds of prey at Thorsby Hall

A day out with the birds Going with a theme here, focusing on days out and things that you can do to keep the kids entertained in the holidays. If like our family you are passionate about nature and interested in new experiences why not try a day out with the birds. There are a […]

Framed Elephant at the zoo

Going to the zoo?

Elephants on the move I photographed this beautiful Asian Elephant Calf at Twycross Zoo Staffordshire. The elephants were able to roam safely around an enclosure in their all female family group. I am aware that a decision was made to move the all female group to Blackpool Zoo recently. It is hoped that the group […]

Cormorant iPhone Case

A Flight of Cormorants

A flight of Cormorants – The Cormorant on the Rock has a special place in my heart as I have mentioned previously; being the very first piece I designed. I felt that the starkness and simplicity of the lines worked so well… however because I enjoyed the picture so much I decided to push it […]

Little Egret

Little Egret at Leighton Moss

  I took this picture of a Little Egret at the remote site at Leighton Moss RSPB, Lancashire whilst on holiday. He was wading around in the shallows, managing to catch his dinner. I particularly like this picture as I feel that it has an Oriental style about it, which appeals to me having spent […]

Avocet on Parade framed print of stylized waterbird

Avocet on parade

  I was so excited when I heard that there were Avocets on one of the lakes at the RSPB Old Moor as they are such an iconically beautiful bird. So we set off as a family to see if we would be lucky (and patient enough) to see this beautiful elegant bird. We started […]

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