After a few days We were thinking of places we hadn’t been to that weren’t too far away and we settled on Scotney Castle. It was about 40 minutes drive and despite being a beautiful Sunday after a few days of rain, we managed not to get too caught up in the traffic the notoriously busy roads that head down towards the south coast….
We took the kids to a local indoor climbing place in Tonbridge – they have all these really cool climbing challenges for all sorts of levels of ability with a special ‘auto belay’ line thingo that means they can climb high without worrying about falling off; the thing always lowers you gently to the ground very cool and safe.
It’s that time of year again – back to Blighty to see my beautiful children. 2 weeks in Kent, chilled out, plenty of fun and hopefully some lovely British sunshine. Still chasing kilograms and fitness, so I’m bringing my running gear and going to eat as healthily as I can. This time I flew via Dubai on Emirates. I’ve been that route twice…
As ever, all good things must come to an end – time was up and we had to pack up and go. We went out for a little wander before I drove the kids off home and played ‘Pooh sticks’ off a bridge over a little brook Simple things but such a lot of fun.
Gone past this place more than a thousand times and never even been curious to go in, but as we’ve done pretty every attraction within 50 miles, I was looking for something new. I saw it advertised on one of those ‘100 things to do in Kent’ websites and it looked interesting enough for a day out. The kids took a look at the…
Day of simple pleasures. Can’t always go out and do huge adventures and long days out – sometimes just staying local and doing simple stuff is needed. Last year we took a boat out and rowed down the river, this year, we played mini golf!
My trip over top the UK is really about one thing. Family. Centered around my kids, of course, but also seeing my parents and my sisters and their kids. Feels good to get together and I’m glad we usually get lots of time together.
We’d been to Hever before, but it was over 6 years ago (see the link at the bottom of the post) and the kids couldn’t remember going. They both wanted to go and play in the maze and the day was looking sunny and it seemed like a good idea!
Because of the injuries I picked up in the motorbike accident in November last year, I was unable to get back to England in the spring, so it had been a year since I saw the kids. I was really looking forward to this trip. Having had bad experiences with Malaysia Airlines the last 2 times I flew with them, I paid a…
We’re pretty lucky here in the Southern Hemisphere. Perth is far away from the world and very beautiful. The downside is that we have all kinds of wildlife that is out to get us here, but we also have tiny fairy penguins. And they live on Penguin Island, only a few hundred metres off the coast near Rockingham, conveniently, only a short drive from my place.