Did you know that the moose crossing traffic sign is the most collected item by tourists visiting Sweden? Each year so many go missing. (* Guess how many further down.) Judging from this may be fair to assume that getting up close to moose is high on many people's wishlist during a visit to Sweden? It was for us! We discovered Gårdsjö Moose park in Heby was a mere hour … [Read more...] about Gårdsjö älgpark, a daytrip to a Swedish Moose Park [video]
Out and about
Dear Decathlon, We've shopped with you for a few years now, first discovering a Decathlon store in France to buy our first tent many years ago. (It was cheap and lasted well.) You expanded in Europe before coming to the UK. My sister, living in Hungary, became a loyal advocate of your brand first and lent us a Quechua pop up tent for a short break. I was super … [Read more...] about Dear Decathlon…an Open Letter
Here's a confession... as far as I can remember, our kids had never been to see Father Christmas in his grotto. Was it because it felt a bit kitsch, or perhaps simply because preschool or school had always done the job for us by providing Father Christmas or Dutch Sinterklaas at the right moment? Either way round, Santa's grotto was now shrouded in mystery and magic equal … [Read more...] about Santa’s Grotto at Wyevale Garden Centre and the Dreaded “Does Santa really exist?” Question
Blenheim Palace has always held a special spot in my heart: It's a beautiful estate just a stone's throw from Oxford. We've had many Sunday walks there and the kids have ridden the little train, admired the butterflies in the butterfly house, conquered the maze more often than I can count. I love following the seasons in the palace grounds, over 2,000 acres of 'Capability' … [Read more...] about Blenheim Palace, a winter wonderland family day out
A stunning palace, with it's own lake, forests, landscaped parklands- this is Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Combine this with the popular TV series, Countryfile, which makes me proud of the beautiful British rolling hills and stunning coastlines. You have Countryfile Live 2016 with presenters and all! It makes me want to pull on a pair of wellies and meet outdoorsy … [Read more...] about What to expect at Countryfile Live 2016 at Blenheim Palace?