Escape the rat race at Old Farm, Snowdonia
18th Dec 2012
Bore da! I had a fantastic weekend away in North Wales a few weeks ago with Sheepskin Life, a Wheatley-based company with a crack list of lodges and houses, mostly in Wales but others dotted around the Cotswolds, the Peak …Read more you may also like...
MY FAVOURITE PLACES: Steve Colgan, author and ‘QI’ writer
7th Oct 2012
Stevyn Colgan is a writer and artist who lives in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire. He’s written two books, ‘Joined-Up Thinking’ and ‘Henhwedhlow’, and is a regular contributor to the QI Annuals. He works as a research ‘elf’ for the BBC show …Read more you may also like...
OUTDOORS: How about this for fresh air, fantastic scenery and a Sunday roast?
23rd Sep 2012
BEACH: Last chance for some British sea and sand
8th Sep 2012
OUTDOORS: A beautiful river walk in Hurley, and a great outdoor pub
26th Aug 2012
Well that was fun! I bumped into a friend yesterday who recommended Hurley outside Marlow as a day trip. Today was sunny and my children seemed on the right side of sane, so we decided to go for it. Hurley …Read more you may also like...
REVIEW: Broughton Castle, North Oxfordshire
19th Aug 2012
I always get excited when I come across new bits of the county, and this week I happened across Broughton Castle in North Oxfordshire – gorgeous for a romantic stroll or a day out with kids. Privately owned, the 14th century Broughton Castle, complete …Read more you may also like...
Your social life sorted: The Muddy Guide 10-16 August
10th Aug 2012
Oxford Art Fair, North Hinskey, Sat 11 – Sun 12 August I think this one’s a goody. The Oxford Art Fair takes place this weekend in the beautiful gardens of Oxford’s much-recommended The Fishes country pub, featuring 40 emerging artists and …Read more you may also like...
FOUND: a London-style park for simple pleasures
22nd Jul 2012
Sometimes it’s the simple pleasures that work best. I’m constantly looking around for unusual, quirky or unique experiences and events to tell you about but today I just went to the lovely Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park in North Oxford with my family …Read more you may also like...
Tried & Tested: a great little museum in Henley
8th Jun 2012
This weather is driving me nutty. It’s just so hard to think up interesting things to do with the kids day after day when it’s pidoodling down with rain. But I have a new trick up my sleeve now – The River & …Read more you may also like...
A great way to get your kids outdoors
10th May 2012
As a draconian, evil mother who won’t let my kids have DSes (boo! hiss!), I’m all for getting children active in the fresh air, moving something more than their thumbs. My friend Sally put me onto The National Trust’s 50 Things to …Read more you may also like...