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Oxfordshire, England - Soho Farmhouse

This past weekend I visited Soho Farmhouse, the latest addition to the Soho House family. Set on over 100 acres of farm land in the Oxfordshire countryside (about a two hour drive from Central London), the property is a member's only club exclusively...
by Destinations Perfected on Aug 22, 2016

Fun Activities at Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace #countryfilelive

It has to be said that Blenheim Palace is one of our favourite places.  We’ve made so many memories there since Monkey was born.  We’ve shared a few of them here on the blog over the years too, as you’ll … Continue reading &...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jul 14, 2016

Project 366 2016 Week 20

Project 366 2016 Week 20 Day 136-142 with The Boy and Me. From signets and croquet, to a boiler that wasn’t condemned and a back that doesn’t like me! Sunday 15th May – Day 136 We were spending the day in the Cotswolds.  We...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on May 21, 2016

The Fox Inn Great Barrington

We may be about as far away from the sea as you can get, being based in Oxfordshire, but we are surrounded by beautiful countryside.  As you know, we do love exploring and we are big fans of the Cotswolds, … Continue reading → The post T...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on May 20, 2016

A spring walk to enjoy blossom in the park

It’s felt like April’s whizzed by, but on the other hand the weather’s been all over the place so it’s hard to believe we’re nearly in May.  Every weekend N asks to go on a bike ride or to go to the park so last weekend...
by Bubbablue and Me on May 12, 2016

A trip to Stoke Wood

Last Saturday Monkey and I were having a bit of a lazy day, we’d spent the morning catching up with some homework and had fun with some craft projects.  But we both needed a bit of fresh air, it was … Continue reading → The post A...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Apr 30, 2016

Good Friday at Blenheim Palace #CountryKids

I do love days that just seem to sort themselves out.  I had absolutely no plans for yesterday.  I’d figured that Monkey would be worn out from school and we’d just spend a day together at home chilling out.  He … Continue readin...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Mar 26, 2016

A Saturday stroll

After a busy week at school, Monkey was really tired last weekend and I could tell that some quiet time at home was required. We got his homework out-of-the-way and had some play time before lunch. But we needed to … Continue reading → Th...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Mar 4, 2016

Children’s trail fun at Ashmolean museum, Oxford

While I’ve living in Oxfordshire most of my life, and in Oxford for 3.5 years, I’ve never been to the Ashmolean museum.  As children we always visited Pitt Rivers and the National History Museum, but this visit saw us needing to stay nea...
by Bubbablue and Me on Feb 26, 2016

Olivia May Oxford Styling evening

One of the great things about blogging is becoming part of the community.  I’ve been so lucky over the last 3 years to get to know so many really lovely bloggers, and more recently I’ve become part of the Oxfordshire … Continue rea...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Feb 24, 2016

Ladies who lunch at 1738, afternoon tea at Boswells Oxford

I’ve never been one to pick at food (my mum would have said otherwise during my childhood),and have a hearty appetite, so being invited to try out afternoon tea in the new tea rooms at Boswells and co. Oxford, was going to be a real treat. When...
by Bubbablue and Me on Feb 22, 2016

Oxfordshire bloggers go styling at Olivia May with LisaB Styling

For someone who currently lives in jeans and tops or jumpers outside work, and black trousers and brighter tops in work, a styling event doesn’t sound like somewhere you’d fine me.  But last week, I met up with other Oxfordshire Bloggers...
by Bubbablue and Me on Feb 19, 2016

Boswell & Co Oxford

Considering how close we live to Oxford, we really are rather infrequent visitors to our famous county city.  Any excursions have normally involved driving along the A34 to the Park and Ride which may or may not be clogged up … Continue readin...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Feb 12, 2016

Meeting the reception mums – eating out at The Castle Edgehill

N’s now done 2 terms at school (or 1 term in old school language).  So far it all seems to be going well for him and he’s made the transition well. Being a reception mum is different to nursery though.  At nursery, although drop offs a...
by Bubbablue and Me on Jan 21, 2016

Wet weather activity – pottery painting at The Pottery Place

My heart always falls when the weather is horrendous and I’ve got a day planned to go out with N.  He’d probably not be too bothered about being out in the rain, but I’m not that keen.   So over the break I decided maybe we shoul...
by Bubbablue and Me on Jan 19, 2016

Pub Club – eating out at The Three Pigeons Banbury

I’m a fussy person when it comes to eating out.  I begrudge the person who decided to make lots of pub food posh and get away from the traditional meals many of which I would eat.  Plus of course making pub food much more expensive at the sam...
by Bubbablue and Me on Dec 30, 2015

A 1940s Christmas at National Trust Upton House

I recently had quite a National Trust heavy weekend.  I love having membership because it just means you can pop in whenever, without needing to spend a whole day.  Upton House is 5 minutes drive away from us (really I should have cycled as it̵...
by Bubbablue and Me on Dec 18, 2015

Wa! Curry

I do love Indian food and the opportunity came up recently to try some wonderfully authentic Indian cuisine with some of my Oxfordshire Bloggers friends. We were invited to try the recently opened Wa! Curry restaurant based inside the Ozone … C...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 11, 2015

Wa Curry – Oxfordshire bloggers trying out new flavours

I rarely get to eat curry.  The OH doesn’t eat it, N tends to have a bit at school on occasion, so it’s usually when I go out on a girls night out.  Last week was such a girls night out – with some Oxfordshire Blogger friends R...
by Bubbablue and Me on Dec 8, 2015

Toby Carvery Banbury #ManicMumday

I don’t know about you, but December is absolutely mad here.  It’s Monkey’s birthday on Thursday, so between that, getting sorted for Christmas, school play, homework and catching up with friends and keeping the blog going  –...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Dec 8, 2015


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