A Visit to Lotherton Hall

Lotherton Hall in north Leeds used to be somewhere we would take the girls a couple of weekends each month. Before the pricing policy change in 2011 we would go there and park for the day for about £5 and have access to the playground, countryside walks, the gardens and the bird gardens. It’s a […]

GoApe Dalby – Revisited

Last summer, you may remember, I wrote a post about our visit to GoApe at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire. That trip, as I said at the time, was gifted by GoApe and we’re very grateful for that. This time, however, we paid for it ourselves and guess what? Spoiler alter! We had just as […]

The Austrian Exchange Meeting

In three weeks time, our fourteen-years-old daughter will travel to Austria with 26 other students from her school. She’s there for a week and will be living with a girl called Maria and her family in the south-east of the country. What an amazing opportunity she’s got in front of her on this Austrian Exchange. Tonight […]

A Late Night With L

It’s a fact that I must come to terms with – teenage daughters don’t much like spending time with their Dad. It’s something that really bothers me. This child that we have raised, loved, protected, fed, watered and clothed suddenly decrees independance. But there’s something that will bring them back. No, not the Wi-Fi password, […]