Posted on September 4, 2017
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. The kids were happy – another new place to go, with the promise of a lunch out and maybe ice creams later. Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2017, travel, UK Tagged: England Summer 2017, Kent, Lamberhurst, National Trust, Scotney Castle
Posted on September 3, 2017
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. Read More
Category: photography, Summer 2017, travel, UK Tagged: England Summer 2017, Ightham, Kent, Marc Chagall, Oldbury Hill, Plaxtol, Tonbridge, Tudeley
Posted on March 5, 2017
It was time to see the kids – been looking forward to this for ages!
I was flying Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi in the UAE this time. I’d flown them once before and it was a pretty good experience, although the airport is pretty busy and claustrophobic if you’re not inside the gate. Waiting areas and toilets are not so good.
But my transit was 90 minutes, so I figured it really didn’t matter. It was the cheapest route this time and dollars is dollars!
Posted on October 8, 2016
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. Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: family, Kent, kids, Plaxtol
Posted on October 3, 2016
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 website and quickly agreed, especially with the promise of lunch out.
Game on Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: family, Kent, Riverhill Gardens, Sevenoaks
Posted on October 2, 2016
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! Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: England Summer 2016, family, Kent, Tonbridge, Tonbridge Castle
Posted on September 25, 2016
We had a few days of variable weather but really wanted to go to the beach with the entire family. My sisters have turned into our parents and always insist on getting places super early in order to get a good spot good parking etc.
I begrudgingly accept there is logic in it, but at 7am as we set off for Botany Bay near Margate, I was less convinced! Read More
Category: family, photography Tagged: Botany Bay, England Summer 2016, family, Kent, Margate, seaside
Posted on September 21, 2016
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. Read More
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: England, family, Kent, kids, Knole Park
Posted on September 17, 2016
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!
Category: family, photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: England, England Summer 2016, family, Hever, Kent, travel
Posted on September 4, 2016
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 bit extra and booked with Singapore. Malaysia Airlines are struggling since they lost those 2 planes and it shows. Singapore Airlines never seem to have an issue with their schedules and thats what counts for me, sorry Malaysia Airlines!
Category: photography, Summer 2016, travel, UK Tagged: England, England Summer 2016, family, Kent, Plaxtol, X100T