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Holiday in Jersey, Channel Islands

We arrived back yesterday from our holiday in Jersey, Channel Islands. The weather was not the typical for July, but this was a bit of a blessing for doing some of the tourist attractions without the sweat, like Mont Orgueil Castle.

We travelled to Jersey by ferry, from Poole. A super-fast […]

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 […]

St.Hillier’s Garden with Sculptures!

We headed to Hillier Gardens in Romsey to enjoy the nice weather and explore these great gardens. Our last visit was a year ago, wow!

Many of the sculptures for the “Art In The Garden 2007” show were already in place (it officially opens next weekend). What a treat!

The favourite sculpture by far […]