A Knight’s Day Out at The Battle of Hastings

Retrospectively, buying an axe, sword and shield for three littles boys was not my finest moment.  What came next was pretty brutal even by battle of Hastings standards!  That aside we had a wonderful time exploring the battlefield and abbey.  The one date in English history that everyone knows is 1066 and the battle that took place here moulded our country into what it is today. It’s the last foreign invasion this country has seen and is a rite of passage for any self-respecting Brit.

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Searching for Spring at Stowe Gardens

Catching those first glimpses of spring seems to come when we need them most.  Just when we think the days can’t get any bleaker, that winter will last forever and the skies have permanently turned grey, along come the tiny glimmers. Peeking out under the debris of winter are snowdrops, aconites, daffodils, crocuses, primroses, hazel catkins dangling on bare branches, lambs frolicking in fields and birds chattering overhead. These beautiful delicate joys not only survive but thrive in these cold bleak conditions and we should follow their lead!

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Winter Wonderland at Center Parcs Woburn

The beauty of Center Parcs is that a break there means so many different things to different people.  To us it means being in the forest, cycling, swimming and spending time together.  I am sure as the kids grow it will become different things and we will do more activities and have more 'experiences', but right now, it is simple, and it works brilliantly.

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