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My WeekendNotes - 131 - Page 2
The largest village in England, Kidlington is home to five playparks. If you have a toddler or young child you'll kno... [more]
First impressions of The Stag Bar and Coffee Shop are good. A well maintained building painted a crisp white with sh... [more]
I grew up in Forfar and can't believe I reached my mid thirties before visiting the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery on... [more]
A cold day with a constant flurry of snow was the perfect opportunity to try out Frostys Funhouse in Forfar and esca... [more]
If you're like me, each year you pick a New Year resolution and by the first week of January you've probably given u... [more]
I remember as a child being treated on occasion to a bacon roll from a food van which was parked up by the side of the... [more]
It's quite a challenge to keep young kids active and happy on a rainy day and once the school holidays arrive it's n... [more]
I'm always on the look out for a good quality pub or restaurant that's family friendly without feeling like I'm in a... [more]
If you want to dress to impress or you're looking for some great bargains to give as Christmas gifts this year then ... [more]
07/12/2012 - 09/12/2012
Your bathroom can be somewhere you can escape to wallow in warm water and cleanse the day away or play with your chi... [more]
My two year old is really into painting at the moment. It's one of those messy play activities that I know is good fu... [more]
There's something very British and magical about watching a Pantomime. I loved the family trip around Christmas time as... [more]
Vintage clothing, accessories and furniture can be exciting, unusual and give you a whole new look that you wouldn't f... [more]
08/12/2012 - 09/12/2012
The Six Bells isn't pretentious in anyway, it's a community local pub which does decent grub. An old stone ... [more]
The Vintage Kilo Sale started off back in 2009 and has since gone from strength to strength with fairs taking place ... [more]
01/12/2012
Christmas is fast approaching, but before you get distracted by present shopping and planning lunch, why not get into ... [more]
09/12/2012
The Vintage Kilo Sale started off back in 2009 and has since gone from strength to strength with fairs taking place ... [more]
15/12/2012
Frank Cooper's Old Marmalade was once produced at a factory in Oxford. Situated close to the train station for easy d... [more]
With two young children I seem to be so busy rushing around that I don't have much time left over. Other friends ma... [more]
Situated in the bustling heart of Oxford's Headington is Jacobs and Field. Cafe, Restaurant, Deli and Grocer they of... [more]
The Red Lion in Kidlington has previously had a poor reputation for being a bit rough and definitely not where you w... [more]
If you're looking for a relaxed restaurant, great Sunday lunch and very family friendly focus then The Mustard Pot is ... [more]
Once Halloween and Bonfire night has passed, all the shops get decked out in their Christmas finery. Rather than ge... [more]
During a recent stay in York I decide to skip the predictable breakfast you get in a hotel and venture into the warr... [more]
York is a beautiful historic city. As well as a multitude of attractions there are lots of accommodation options. A ... [more]
Situated in the beautiful Museum Gardens of York is the fourteenth century Hospitium. A striking building that wo... [more]
The Kings Arms on 4 The Moors is probably Kidlington's smallest drinking establishment and shouldn't be mixed up wit... [more]
22/11/2012 - 25/11/2012
Ambling along and doing a little window shopping in the bustling historic market town of Thame, I was unexpectedly c... [more]
If you're feeling crafty and want to try your hand at something new, then come along to Exeter Hall in Kidlington on... [more]
29/11/2012
Each year before Christmas, Santa Claus appears in shopping centres around the country. What is meant to be an exci... [more]
01/12/2012 - 23/12/2012
Oxford is blessed with some great open spaces and places to relax, play and picnic. Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park o... [more]
Once Halloween has gone the shops are soon full of Christmas decorations and gifts. Instead of hitting the high stree... [more]
Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. There are lots of places around Oxford to enjo... [more]
The cold weather has definitely arrived and with it the temptation to snuggle up indoors and keep warm. Instead, em... [more]
24/11/2012 - 06/01/2013
So your best friend has just had a baby and you're desperate for a cuddle and a chance to catch up, but there's much... [more]
Nestled comfortably in the picturesque hamlet of Minster Lovell, surrounded by thatched cottages and close to the bank... [more]
BOO! Halloween is almost upon us and with it lots of spooky activities around Oxfordshire. Here are a few family o... [more]
27/10/2012 - 04/11/2012
There's lots of fun to be had for kids at Blenheim Palace in their Pleasure Gardens. As you enter, you'll see the B... [more]
Are you always looking for something new and fun to do with your little monkey, especially one with lots of energy? ... [more]
Pass through the quaint village of Minster Lovell, past chocolate box thatched cottages and you'll come to the Engli... [more]
After a long day at work, sometimes you just need to throw together a quick meal that's tasty, quick and hassle free. ... [more]
With a beautifully mild climate all year around, fantastic beaches, buzzy nightlife and some big attractions, San Diego ... [more]
If you want to stay in San Diego with downtown just a few minutes walk away but with the tranquility of the Marina, th... [more]
Americans know how to do breakfast and eating out is a delight. With so many options and so little time, go straigh... [more]
Where can you get up close to a hippo swimming underwater, giggle at the antics of lively monkeys or gaze at a panda... [more]
San Diego has a mild and sunny climate year round and with some great beaches it is an obvious draw as a holiday des... [more]
A few short blocks from La Jolla shores beach on Avenida De La Playa are a range of lively restaurants. Saunter along... [more]
Once upon a time, there was a man called Vahik who bought a coffee stand and set up on the streets of La Jolla. His c... [more]
House prices in La Jolla were the most expensive in the USA in 2008 and 2009. With that kind of money around the 'Jewel... [more]
If you're looking for some good pub grub without the fancy frills, or something a little different, then read on as the ... [more]
Annie's Tea Room can be reached by foot, car, canal boat or canoe. It's located in the hamlet of Thrupp about 10 miles... [more]
After exploring the wonders of the Ashmolean Museum, venture to the very top of the building and you'll find the Ashmo... [more]
Just 10 miles north of Oxford and adjacent to the famous Blenheim Palace is the market town of Woodstock. With a str... [more]
Everyone has a go to meal that's easy to make and tastes delicious so I thought I would share mine. My sister first mad... [more]
The really huge soft play centres are great fun for kids and can keep them occupied for hours on a rainy day. However, ... [more]
Enter Barefoot Books in Oxford's Summertown and you step into a magical children's fairytale. The vibrant colours, te... [more]
Like most people, I imagine that I'm immune to marketing gimmicks. However, when OxyBox 2GO recently opened in Kidlin... [more]
Homemade Sloe Gin is a delightful tipple for a winter's evening. With a deep red hue and sweet taste, this liquer will t... [more]
If you're north of Oxford and fancy spicing up your evening, then try out Tiffins Tandoori Restaurant & Takeaway. ... [more]
Benefiting from a Lottery grant of 49,999 and 10,000 from Cherwell District Council, Ardley has a gem of a playpark. ... [more]
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