Whilst I love to plan holidays I did ask the family for their input into our road trip. Eldest teen decided on Alton Towers; requested as we’d evidently deprived them of a childhood by never visiting any of the Disney empires.
We were supposed to be in the French Alps, enjoying the mountains and sunshine we postponed in 2020. But, once again, thanks to Covid-19, it wasn’t to be. Fortunately I’d had my suspicions earlier in the year and booked a back-up holiday; a road trip around the north of England. No PCR tests or quarantine required.
The British Museum might have eight million items but that’s just too overwhelming for me. Instead I prefer small museums with a dedicated focus. That’s why the Coffin Works in Birmingham made it on to my UK bucket list. I recently visited the Coffin Works and another heritage attraction, the Back to Backs. Was it worth the bucket list entry?
Many Christmas traditions fall by the wayside as the kids get older. Goodbye nativity plays, school Christmas fairs, visits to Santa and the yearly panto. Wait! Goodbye panto? Oh no, we don’t!
Summer days are made for picnics. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids, a peaceful river bank or a hill with a view there are plenty of great picnic spots in Oxfordshire. Scroll down to find my favourites!