A Day Trip To Grange Over Sands

It has been a summer of hidden adventures that I’ve not given the time to write about. This is my attempt to break my bloggers block and just get tapping again! Yesterday we had no plans and in the morning I asked the Robot what he’d like to do for the day. His answer was simply “diesel train”.


I’ve got many memories of Bexhill-on-Sea throughout my life. It is the family home of my Dad and even though I didn’t grow up there we visited family often when we were children. Less so in our adult lives but since my Dad has migrated back to his home town the option to visit more with our little family is there.

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Last week the Robot and I took a mini epic solo trip down to the South coast to visit my Dad and the Robots Grandad. We’ve not been down to Bexhill since the Robot was 5 months old and boy has he changed since then. After a 7 hour train journey and 5 train changes we arrived for a couple of days of fun.

View From My… Camping Pod on Rum

View From My… Camping Pod on Rum A moment of reflection of time gone by, a snap shot from where I lay my head or better still we lay our heads.  A look back on a trip or outing, one that I will always remember and don’t want to forget.  …

Fathers Day Fun

When Fathers Day rolls round I don’t tend to think much of it. Maybe because I don’t quite get to see much of my Dad or maybe it just feels like another day. Today though on Dave’s 2nd Father’s Day I’ve been thinking a bit differently. We always go on …

View From My… Tent on The Silver Sands

View From My… Tent on The Silver Sands Whenever we go away or on holiday, especially when we go camping, I often find myself taking a photo from where I lay my head.  It got me thinking about a mini series that I could start, View From My…. Today, although …

Splash Splash Splash

It seems a bit out of place writing a blog post about the rain when most of the UK has had a mini heat wave and lots of nice spring weatherbut I am going to anyway. The Robot loves to splash. The thunder storm that hit us on Saturday bought some rain. It made me realise how lucky I am to have the Robot.

The Isle of Rum

The Isle of Rum This is my second installment to my Scottish holiday break, island hoping the Small Isles of Scotland this brings us to the Isle of Rum.   The largest of the Small Isles we visited this after our trip to Eigg the 2 days before. We caught the …

Ribble Steam Railway

We have a tendency to pander to the Robots interests when we go out nowadays and one thing he really loves is engines. Thomas the Tank style engines so this weekend we took him to The Ribble Steam Railway. Based in Preston it’s not too far away from us and …