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Inspired by the sculptures at the Turrill Sculpture Garden, I went in search of more work to view in Oxford. A hop, ... [more]
08/01/2013 - 01/02/2013
The North Wall is an arts centre in Oxford's lively Summertown. It opened in 2006 with a theatre, art gallery and s... [more]
Only twenty minutes from Dundee which is the fourth largest city in Scotland, you could imagine that you might go there ... [more]
Oxford has had a thriving market since at least the 12th Century and likely as far back the 9th Century. Clustered ... [more]
I only review places I've really enjoyed visiting and leave other websites for the trash comments. Every so often I... [more]
Set in the sleepy hamlet of Hampton Poyle, The Bell has an excellent location. Only 10 minutes north of central Oxfor... [more]
If you're looking for a great day out that's easy on the pocket, then make your way to Millets Farm Centre at Frilford... [more]
A long standing family business established in 1904, Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant and Punt Station enjoys a picturesq... [more]
What comes to mind when you think about Oxford? Dreaming Spires, historic university colleges or punting up the river? ... [more]
 
Rubber duck races have long been used as a way for charities to raise funds. They are a great family event with so m... [more]
24/04/2016
The hot new trend that's taken off is barbecue style and the Brazilians really know how to do it. I'm not talking about... [more]
If you're looking for a gastro pub with great views and food then the Founders Arms might just be what you're lookin... [more]
Just the other week, I was walking along Uxbridge high street with my head down and battling the cold on my way to g... [more]
On a recent holiday I purchased a family National Trust membership and I'm now exploring what they have on offer clo... [more]
The National Trust property, Basildon Park makes a fantastic family destination for an easy day trip from London. They ... [more]
I remember how excited I was as a kid when the summer holidays started. Now as a parent I have the challenge of arrangi... [more]
Popping out to Marks & Spencer's one Wednesday lunchtime to grab a sandwich, I exited through the back into Uxbridge... [more]
It had been raining for weeks and finally one Saturday I needed to find a new indoor activity that I could take my two... [more]
After a lovely family walk along the Lower Windrush Mosaic Trail, my family were in need of food and refreshment an... [more]
The Windrush Mosaic Trail runs from Standlake to Newbridge or vise versa. Only two miles long and on the flat it ma... [more]
You step back in time as you enter Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe on Uxbridge's busy high street. I was tempted in by t... [more]
Whether you're just looking for somewhere to enjoy some quiet contemplation or to find a unique Christmas gift for s... [more]
05/10/2013 - 22/02/2014
If you're looking to try something new, enjoy some fresh air and the wonderful parks of Oxford then orienteering might j... [more]
07/12/2013
There's something very magical about going to the theatre and it's a wonderful way to introduce your kids to live perfor... [more]
12/10/2013
Fish and Chips is one of the most popular takeaway choices in Britain. Much loved for well over 150 years, many a h... [more]
As a mummy, I have taken my children for swimming lessons, music classes, baby sign and countless fun activities. W... [more]
If you're looking for somewhere a little different to take your kids on a sunny day then why not try Rectory Farm in... [more]
If you have kids fully of energy and in need of whizzing around to run of steam, then Whizz Kidz certainly has plent... [more]
The summer holidays are fast approaching and now is the time to get thinking of what to do with the kids during the ... [more]
15/07/2013 - 23/08/2013
Majorca has long been a favourite tourist destination for European travellers. With cheap flights, package deals, short... [more]
The story of Alice in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll. This was the pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a do... [more]
06/07/2013
Did you know that 168 million years ago a meglosaurus lived in Oxfordshire? Back in 1997, footprints were discovered a... [more]
If you're looking for a great family day out then I can highly recommend Roves Farm. It's a fully functional large ... [more]
Joe's Bar and Grill in Oxford's Summertown effortlessly manages to be a chameleon bar. Many places try to be all th... [more]
The Easter holidays are fast approaching and it's always good to have a few good ideas to keep the kids happy. Ther... [more]
East Oxford has a lovely and very genuine farmers market. Established in 2006 the products on offer are from within... [more]
I moved to Kidlington five years ago and since then have had 2 boys. When my first son arrived, I was introduced to a w... [more]
North of Oxford is the Market town of Bicester. Most famous for it's large outlet village which sees many coaches of... [more]
The Black Horse in Kidlington (not to be mistaken for the Black Bull next door) is a good quality community pub. ... [more]
When those big white flakes start falling from the sky, a peaceful quiet descends until you hear the excited squeals... [more]
The North Wall Arts Centre in Oxford's Summertown has a bumper programme of events and exhibitions for adults and the... [more]
14/02/2013
Now that all the parties from Christmas are over and the nights are still long, it's very tempting to stay warm indoors ... [more]
09/02/2013
There's no better way to feel great and lift your mood then having a really good laugh. The North Wall Arts Centre ... [more]
01/02/2013
If you're a parent, you've probably been to various music groups from rhyme time at the library to sing along nurser... [more]
The O3 Gallery has an enviable location in Oxford's city centre Castle Quarter. Just before you enter, turn around a... [more]
The latest addition to join Kidlington's charity shops is the Sue Ryder charity. They've taken over what was previous... [more]
18/01/2013
I hadn't experienced the Blacks Head Inn before and from the sounds of reviews it was a lucky escape. However, now u... [more]
Your wedding day should be about you and your loved one making a long term commitment and sharing it with close frie... [more]
Opening just eight months ago, Souths is the new kid on the Summertown block of coffee shops and cafes. I'm usually ... [more]
Tucked in behind the Summertown library is a lovely garden which was converted from a patch of unused land in 2000. ... [more]
Sitting proudly on the corner of Hayfield and Polstead Road is the Anchor Pub. The gleaming gold sign is a beacon to... [more]
The historic city of Bath is packed with stunning places to visit, great shopping and some fantastic events. A highligh... [more]
01/03/2013 - 10/03/2013
Blenheim Palace is a world heritage site and just one breathtaking view as you approach and you'll know why. It's no wo... [more]
09/02/2013 - 01/04/2013
The Pegasus Theatre in East Oxford has a full and varied calendar of shows coming up in 2013. They have a focus on perfo... [more]
I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in child brain development or music education. However, with a toddler and bab... [more]
After a busy time over the festive period it could be easy to succumb to the January blues. The nights are long, dark a... [more]
01/01/2013 - 31/01/2013
Farmer's markets are a great way of searching, sampling and buying local seasonal produce. It's also a lovely way to ha... [more]
Jericho is just a bit cooler than mainstream city centre Oxford, with Little Clarendon Street being a beacon for eat... [more]
Less then an hour by train from London, the picturesque and quaint village of Goring attracts many visitors. Situat... [more]
There are two Alice House venues in north London with this one at Queen's Park being the the new baby sister. Opened... [more]
Taylors are a gourmet sandwich and deli company with eight different locations across Oxford. I recently popped into ... [more]
Cook gourmet frozen meals is not something I'm about to give you directions on how to do, instead it's a chain of shop... [more]
Situated in Camperdown Park, the largest park in Dundee, the wildlife centre boasts over 50 animals and is a great d... [more]
I'm on a quest to accumulate lots of speedy recipes that are easy to put together but taste delicious and give the impre... [more]
The number of options for a coffee in Forfar have expanded over the years and it's no longer just tea and a sticky b... [more]
If you haven't heard of a pop up shop before, it's one that opens temporarily and can sell just about anything. Somet... [more]
01/12/2012 - 22/12/2012
It's not often that I'm able to travel home to Scotland or have the opportunity for just my Mum and I to go out for ... [more]
Visitors to Oxford's Museum of the History of Science can enjoy not only permanent displays but also special exhibitions... [more]
20/11/2012 - 07/04/2013
The largest village in England, Kidlington is home to five playparks. If you have a toddler or young child you'll kno... [more]
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