Sunday, October 30, 2016

Warwick Castle

A lovely weekend with Jon, Lesley, Myles and Steph. Had a Day trip to Warwick Castle with fun in the castle dungeon tour. The falconry display was also very entertaining. Plus we got to carve some pumpkins and play CodeNames which the kids seemed to love.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

London 2016

A short London break was had, during which we visited the O'Keeffe exhibition at the Tate Modern and also took in plenty of other sights. The White Cube in Bermondsey were exhibiting Antony Gormley's latest show 'Fit', we visited the Geffrye museum of the Home and we also did an impressive amount of walking between King's Cross, Islington, Camden, Regent's Park, Tower Bridge and Leicester Square to name but a few.

Saturday, October 01, 2016


Congratulations to Jo and Spencer

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Lego Brickworks Exhibition

Friday 22 July 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017

Calling LEGO® builders and mini-brick architects big and small… A world of imagination and creativity is waiting for you! Discover the endless possibilities of these much loved little bricks, as we journey through history and around the globe.

With over 70 awe inspiring models, including Old London Bridge and the ISS, marvel at the shapes and structures that can be snapped together to create the most iconic man-made, natural and ancient wonders of the world.

Also on display for a limited period is Lady Godiva who has been depicted in Lego.
It took a total of 65,000 of the mini plastic bricks to build the mosaic now on show on the floor of the city’s Herbert Art Gallery.
The four metres square mural is based on the gallery’s famous Lady Godiva painting by Pre-Raphaelite artist John Collier from about 1898.
Children were each given a grey base plate with instructions showing them how to arrange the bricks in the project which was part of the Brick Wonders Family Day.
The final mosaic was then created by a charity called Fairy Bricks who buy, collect and build sets to send to hospitals.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Paul Kidby Exhibition

Touring exhibition in Nuneaton of selected works by Paul Kidby, renowned for illustrating many Discworld tales

Saturday, July 02, 2016


We enjoyed a lovely warm and sunny week in the Dordogne with the family at HPB Constant. Highlights included the market at Issigeac, dinner in Limeuil, caving at Proumeyssac, La Roque St Christophe, the Moulin de Larroque, Chateau Bridoire, the gardens at Marqueyssac, Sarlat mediaeval town, canoeing to Les Eyzies and visiting St Emilion. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016


We had a short getaway and returned to my roots in Norwich. Little Barn near Poringland was an ideal base which allowed us easy access to the city where we explored the castle, cathedral and had a novel experience at Cryptic Escape rounded off with a stop at Grimes Graves and Ely on the way home.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Friday, January 08, 2016