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 …

Food Gusto Food & Drink Festival (Ashby de la Zouch) 

We have settled back into life in Leicestershire and that means visting the annual Ashby de la Zouch Food Gusto Food & Drink Festival. The festival runs over two days (generally over the late May bank holiday weekend). We are self confessed foodies and we love to support local businesses so this festival is a perfect mix of both for us. …