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KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

One of the highlights of this year so far has been catching the work of New York based artist KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The park combines contemporary and modern art with nature, with sculptures and works of art by some of the world’s finest artists dotted about 500 acres of countryside. It provided the perfect backdrop to … Continue reading

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

We have been kept under house arrest by the weather over here in the north west of England. So far the Easter holidays have been chock full of rain, wind, hail, sleet, more rain and umm, more wind. So it is with great delight I can tell you about a wonderful place to visit to escape … Continue reading

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo

Sunday brought us sunshine and a little trip out to Blackpool to celebrate a family birthday. After a few deliberations about our destination we plumped on Blackpool Zoo, figuring that warm days will soon be few and far between. Upon arrival we were greeted by this sizable fellow, a giant tortoise basking in the sunshine. … Continue reading

Rosalie

Rosalie

Meet Rosalie. Isn’t she lovely? These little yellow pedal cars were available to hire and drive around a park in Etampes, France. Twelve Euros paid for 35 minutes of precarious driving around the paths and tracks that snake around this expansive park. Now anyone who knows me knows I love to cycle, so the pedalling … Continue reading

Happiness is…long grass and bike rides

Happiness is…long grass and bike rides

Sunny, summer days have been scant up here in the north west of England lately. There has been plenty of rain to water the plants and high winds to blow the leaves from trees but hardly any sunshine. Earlier this week, fed up of the downpours I dragged my reluctant son out. The sun was … Continue reading

Biarritz et le bébé phoque

Biarritz et le bébé phoque

For the past four years we have, without fail, stopped off at the Musée de la Mer to check in with le bébé phoque. The Musée de la Mer is part aquarium, part museum dedicated to showing the ocean in all its forms with a particular focus on the Bay of Biscay. It is housed … Continue reading

Lancashire Science Festival

Lancashire Science Festival

Yesterday we spent another magnificent, and free, day at the Lancashire Science Festival. It’s the third year for the University of Central Lancashire’s three day festival. The popular festival attracts schools and families from all across the region and invites them to have a go at all manner of fun, science activities. We kicked the … Continue reading

Saddle up!

Saddle up!

We’ve just spent another glorious day exploring Preston’s parks and the Lancaster Canal by bike. Since my son learned to ride ten months ago we’ve both enjoyed the freedom of taking off to see where the day takes us. Just today as we sat eating our sandwiches by Moor Park’s duck pond we were surprised … Continue reading

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

The Lost Thing is a simple tale of a boy who finds an unusual creature on the beach. He guesses that the thing must be lost and so sets about finding a home for it in a place where nobody seems to care. Set in a surreal other-world this clever, and funny, picture book will … Continue reading