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Uncertain at First, Quidam at Last!

quidamAgain this year Tolii received a Christmas present to go see the Cirque du Soliel show at the Royal Albert Hall – this year it was Quidam.  I remember that I saw it years ago, I think in Atlanta. Long enough to have forgotten most of it.

But it was almost not to be. » Continue reading Uncertain at First, Quidam at Last! »

Take off, eh? Farnborough Air Show 2008

Today, it was my turn to introduce another generation of Reeves-Hall (and a Popova) to the wonders of a magical airshow. Okay, probably more magical to me because of the nostalgia angle (hey, I am 40 now). » Continue reading Take off, eh? Farnborough Air Show 2008 »

Anton Visits Anton Lakes!

Gill, Katie’s mum, gave us a ring this (mostly) rainy afternoon to see if we could join them at the lovely little nature reserve in nearby Andover called Anton Lakes Local Nature Reserve.

Update: now you can read about the place on our kids’ outings page.

Katya was between Gatwick airport and home (Baba […]

The Vyne

This afternoon, we trotted off to The Vyne, a National Trust property north of Basingstoke. It was our first visit there – and wow! have we been missing out on this local gem. Absolutely stunning river and yard with a wonderful walk alongside the river to a marsh, complete with bird watch hut. […]

Splashing about at Mottisfont Abbey

What a wonderful day for a trip to the National Trust’s Montisfont Mottisfont Abbey near Romsey, Hampshire. The kids loved to splash in the freezing cold stream from the font and watch their dropped sticks float down and over the waterfalls.

Update: see the page we wrote about Mottisfont […]