Blog Posts - Buckinghamshire



A day of fun at Odds Farm Park

We’re so lucky to live in an area with lots of attractions within an hour away.  We really are spoilt for choice really.  The downside to this is that you can visit somewhere, enjoy it, and vow to return, and … Continue reading →...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Aug 20, 2016

02/07/2016 - RGA Bucks | Open Guard | Countering the Double Underhooks Pass

Class #749 RGA Aylesbury, (BJJ), Kev Capel, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK - 02/07/2016It was a flying visit today, as multiple family birthdays on both my partner and my own side meant I was rushing up and down the country. I was determined to get i...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 27, 2016

Springtime fun at the Manor #CountryKids

Monkey and I had had a fairly busy week last week so I had no plans for last Saturday.  It was going to be a ‘suck it and see’ kind of day, but when we woke up, the sun was … Continue reading → The post Springtime fun at the...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Apr 16, 2016

A Gruffalo Experience in Milton Keynes

We love Julia Donaldson books, with the Gruffalo being one of N’s favourite characters.  We’ve seen The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child on stage, so when I noticed there was a Gruffalo Experience running this spring at Milton Key...
by Bubbablue and Me on Apr 6, 2016

National Trust Easter trails at Stowe Gardens

I love doing the Easter trails at National Trust venues, and this year decided we’d go to Stowe Gardens. We’d arranged to meet friends on Good Friday, and given the weather was looking great, thought we’d do Stowe that day and give...
by Bubbablue and Me on Apr 4, 2016

Outdoor play and class reunion at Waddesdon Manor

What with work, school and everything else, it’s not often I get to catch up with old school or uni friends, especially with most spread all over the country. But 2 of my school friends (both secondary, but one going back to primary/church) and...
by Bubbablue and Me on Apr 1, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt at Stowe Landscape Gardens

You all know where Monkey’s happy place is, and we got to share it with some of his oldest friends last Saturday.  It was time for an Easter Egg Hunt at Stowe Landscape Gardens with 2 of Monkey’s NCT buddies and their … Continue...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Mar 30, 2016

Seeing Cliveden through the eyes of a child

I first visited the National Trust property Cliveden, in April 2009, the Spring before Monkey was born.  I fell in love with the place and have been meaning to return ever since. Fast forward nearly 7 years and we finally … Continue reading &#...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Mar 19, 2016

Green Dragon Eco Farm – a chilly visit

Over half term I took a few days off work while N was off school.  I’d planned in a day out at National Trust’s Stowe, but typically N decided there was no way he was going there.  Plan aborted, I diverted to another place I’d had...
by Bubbablue and Me on Mar 3, 2016

Animal tracks trail at Stowe Landscape Gardens

We weren’t going to let a freezing cold morning stop us having an adventure last week during half term. Monkey and I wrapped up warm and headed off to his happy place ready to do some detective work. It was … Continue reading → The...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Feb 26, 2016

The B&W Photography Project Week 81

The B&W Photography Project Week 81 and this week it’s all about looking up.  We’re lucky enough to live pretty close to Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire and the manor house is stunning.  You really do have to keep looking up to...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Feb 7, 2016

Sticks and cake at Waddesdon Manor

Knowing we would be indoors all day on Sunday at a museum, Monkey and I were both in need of some fresh air last Saturday.  We were somewhat relieved to see the rain clouds pass and blue skies emerge Saturday … Continue reading → The pos...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Feb 5, 2016

Stowe Landscape Gardens – Monkey’s happy place #Countrykids

My plan for the Christmas holidays was to take things slowly, not to rush around the country like a loony (my normal holiday style) and to just have a quiet break with Monkey. We always find the first term back … Continue reading → The po...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jan 8, 2016

Project 365 2015 Week 52

I’ve been joining in with Project 365 since the start of 2014, and been inspired by The Boy and Me to make sure I take a Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 2015 Week 52 Days … Continue reading → The post Project 365 201...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 31, 2015

Glorious displays at Waddesdon Manor – a National Trust Christmas

Last year I was gutted to realise that all the tickets for Waddesdon Manor’s Christmas displays were sold out.  This year I was determined to get hold of some, so booked back in August.  After going this weekend, I now know why they sell out...
by Bubbablue and Me on Dec 11, 2015

Autumn colours in a walk at National Trust’s Stowe

We’ve been striding through the National Trust handbook to all the local places near us, and last week returned to Stowe.  The last time we went was in early 2014, so a lot longer ago than I realised. This time I thought N might have wanted to...
by Bubbablue and Me on Nov 10, 2015

Aylesbury child sex abuse sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire, Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals, Man charged with attempted murder

- Aylesbury child sex abuse: 'bad parenting made girls vulnerable'Judge made the comments while sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire- Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals - Dobson guilty of...

ALERTA DE EXTINÇÃO EM MASSA: Asteroide de 1,3 km de Largura pode Atingir a Terra em 14 Maio 2015

Um asteroide COLOSSAL arremessado através do espaço é temido, sendo um dos maiores de sempre a ameaçar uma colisão com a Terra.Asteroide 1999 FN53 irá deslizar passado Terra em 14 de maioO míssil gigantesco pensado para medir quase uma milha d...
by UFOS ONLINE on May 12, 2015

Lights and music in Colourscape at Waddesdon Manor

We’d not managed to get tickets for the Christmas light displays at National Trust’s Waddesdon Manor last year which I was really disappointed about, so I was on the look out for another excuse to visit once it opened again after Christmas.  So...
by Bubbablue and Me on Apr 10, 2015

28/02/2015 - Private with Kev | Open Guard | Sitting Guard, Shin-to-Shin and Single Leg X

Class #630 - Private #020 RGA Aylesbury, (BJJ), Kev Capel, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK - 28/02/2015Just a short one this visit, as my brother-in-law's flight getting delayed in the US, combined with a mortgage call they were dealing with, meant t...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 10, 2015


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