Ferry Across The Mersey

We took a trip to Liverpool on a gloriously mild early autumn day. My dad was visiting so as a treat we decided to take the famous ferry across the Mersey. The River Mersey is so iconic, played a huge part in shaping the character and fortunes of this great city and a trip on…

Portland Basin Museum

It seemed like only five minutes since the summer holidays but in the blink of an eye half-term was upon us and school was out again. For various reasons we weren’t able to travel anywhere too far, we settled instead for some local(ish) days out, the first of which was at Portland Basin Museum in…

Harewood House – Out And About

Having explored the stunning mansion that is Harewood House, we quickly grabbed some (delicious) lunch in their cafe then headed outside to explore the very extensive grounds. There are acres of gorgeous gardens set in a Capability Brown landscape – a lot to see. Son perked up again after food and water and was most…

Inside Harewood House

Sad to be leaving our Staithes cottage, we were also mighty excited to be seeing Son again after his week at camp. We left in good time for the drive to Harrogate, our plan was to collect him and then spend the day at nearby Harewood House. Our journey was good, we arrived to find…

Scarecrows and Spectacular Views

We passed through a little village called Hinderwell most days on our Yorkshire explorations.One of those places you drive through en route to somewhere else – that is until we spotted something strange going on. On our first day a rather stern looking police officer caught our eye… Each time we drove through more and…

Yorkshire Waterfalls and River Views

Our plan for this (unusual) sunny day was to hire bikes and cycle the Cinder Track. This former railway line runs between Scarborough and Whitby and promised a flat but scenic cycle route. We hadn’t brought our own bikes on this trip and when I happened to glance at the bike hire place the evening…