Jurassic Kingdom, Osterley Park, London

Jurassic Kingdom at Osterley Park

Earlier this week, we had a great time with friends seeing dinosaurs come to life in the Jurassic Kingdom event that’s running at Osterley Park, Isleworth, until 17th April. Little T and his friends all brought their binoculars, which was very cute, and had a blast spotting animatronic dinosaurs along the woodland trail behind Osterley…

Sunset at Legian Beach, Bali

Our Adventures and Travels in 2016

We’re well into 2017 now, in fact we’re almost at the end of January, and I’ve had a busy start to the year so far… to the point that I have only now managed to post this 2016 recap of our adventures and travels. It’s very late, I know, but I didn’t want to leave…

Myrtle Avenue Plane Spotting Heathrow Airport

October 2016 Around London

We spent October mostly out and about enjoying the crisp weather and beautiful fall foliage around London, Surrey and Kent. I was determined to visit some National Trust sites I’ve been wanting to see since the beginning of the year, including the picturesque Scotney Castle and Winkworth Arboretum. Also working through my Autumn Bucket List,…

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden London

August 2016 Around London

The first half of August was spent visiting my in-laws in Fano, Italy. I traveled solo with Little T and we lucked out with mostly sunny weather and great days at the beach. Back in the UK, we had a few days out including a day trip to the Cotswolds, a couple of stops at…

Autumn at National Trust Winkworth Arboretum

Day Out at Winkworth Arboretum

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been on somewhat of a mission to enjoy the autumn foliage while it lasts and National Trust sites have been my go-to for exploring the countryside near London. Last week we visited Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming, Surrey (just under an hour’s drive from west London), a wooded valley…

Mayfield Lavender Fields, Surrey

July 2016 Around London

Once we returned from Bali, the last two weeks of July were mostly about staying local and catching up on things before we were off to Fano at the beginning of August. It took us a few days to fully recover from jetlag, with some very early starts. Little T was typically up at around…

Tower Bridge London

February 2016 Around London

While I am still counting down the days until spring and restless for some warmer weather and longer days, I’ve come to appreciate our outdoor excursions even with the chilly temperatures. We had a rough start to the month with all of us suffering with the flu, but it wasn’t long until we were back…

National Trust Osterley House

Winter Walk at National Trust: Osterley Park & House

Earlier this month I joined the National Trust with a goal of exploring more of the countryside and heritage sites within an hour or so by car from London and, having just received their handbook of over 500 historic places, countryside and coastline, I already have a long bucket list of places to visit over the next year. The first…