Top 4 Museums in Brussels for Kids!

Brussels is one of our favourite cities! We recently spent four months living and working in the beautiful Belgian capital!  Now if there is one thing that I love it’s a good Museum but if there’s one way to turn on the “whinge” mode in Master 6 it’s a good Museum.  Thankfully when visiting Brussels you’ll find some fantastic child …

Stone the Crows!! Heather Scarecrow Festival (Leicestershire) 

Every summer the sleepy Leicestershire village of Heather goes a little bit haywire!!! Now in its 19th year the Heather Scarecrow Festival has become a major event in the North West Leicestershire calendar. Local residents, schools and nurseries create scarecrow masterpieces that are displayed throughout the village. We went along on the last day of the festival, which is usually on for …

Calke Explore – Hidden Treasures at Calke Abbey (Derbyshire)

Last weekend we decided to make the most of the beautiful sunny weather!! We headed for one of our favourite National Trust estates. Calke Abbey estate is located in Derbyshire (near Ashby de la Zouch) and it offers a wealth of different experiences for the whole family! We have taken National Trust membership this year so will definitely be making the most of it!  …

Ashby de la Zouch -Festival of Transport  

We are a family of car lovers!! Mr B designs them for a living so you could say we eat and breathe automobiles in our house! Last week we were lucky enough to attend Ashby DLZ’s (de la Zouch….that is way to much to type every time) first annual Festival of Transport. This is the sister festival of the Swadlincote Festival …

Exploring Robin Hoods Bay (Yorkshire) 

We are currently in the gorgeous Yorkshire town of Whitby, it’s been years since we’ve been up in this part of England and we couldn’t wait to show Lochlan some of the beautiful coast line. Yesterday we drove the 5 miles from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay. This sleepy sea side town in known for its lovely family friendly beaches, …

(REVIEW) Westminster Kitchen Grill House 

During our recent visit to London we spent a day taking in the sights and sounds of the South Bank area. We had booked go to Shreks Adventure so we headed into early and enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine!  It was super busy being Easter Saturday so after weaving our way over Westminster bridge and back and checking out the London Eye our …

A little slice of Japan….in Belgium! (Japanese Tuin Hasselt) 

A few weeks ago we visited a gorgeous Japanese Tuin (Flemish word for garden) nestled in the lovely city of Hasselt, around an hours drove from Brussels.  The gardens were gifted to Hasselt by the Japanese city of Itami, to celebrate the two cities becoming sisters cities in 1985.  We visited just in time to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom! …

Why we are going home! 

So a little over twelve weeks ago we made the big move from the UK to Belgium. A country we absolutely fell in love with years ago and one that still pulls on our heart strings!  I haven’t posted in about two weeks largely because the past two weeks have been two of the most stressful, heartbreaking and ultimately soul …

Spring in the park!  

Yesterday we decided to pack a picnic and head to the beautiful Parc du Cinquantenaire which is in the European Quarter of Brussels. This parc is home to the the Cinquantenaire Musuem, Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and AutoWorld as well as some beautiful parkland! The sun didn’t exactly have his (or her!) hat on but we headed out with coats on, …

What type of traveller are you? 

I’ve been thinking about our travel habits lately and thought I’d ask the question, what type of traveller are you?  Are you a planner or a last minute traveller? – We are most certainly the latter. In fact we have been known to book and travel on the same day! I am not very patient when it comes to travel. The …