Avoncroft Museum

Zoë and her Dad took me on an outing to Avoncroft Museum. It is an open air museum where you can see lots of buildings that have been rescued. It is really interesting.

It was a windy day but the weather stayed dry. We had lots of trips to the tea room to warm up!

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Amy and Zoë went to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the theatre. I went along too!

We had lovely weather, sunny and not too cold.

We had pizza for lunch before Part 1.
We had Wahaca for tea before Part 2.

The show was amazing, just like magic! Amy and Zoë are massive Harry Potter fans so there was quite a lot of excitement and they both had a brilliant time. It was a fabulous day out!

Feeling Festive at The Vyne

We had a family meet up at The Vyne and got to see the house decorated for a Victorian Christmas. This has become a Christmas tradition with Zoë’s family.

There were lots of festive touches in the gardens.

We ate some cake before going into the house.

There were many Christmas trees with beautiful decorations.

The decorations around the house had a Christmas Carol theme.

We enjoy our Christmas visits to The Vyne, but we really must come back in the summer at some point!

The Boaty Weekender – The Bands

Last week (how is it a week ago already!) we set sail on the Boaty Weekender. Four days at sea with some of our favourite bands!


The first band we saw was The Vaselines in the Atrium. It was a great start!Next we saw the solo show by Stina of Honeyblood, also in the Atrium.

We were so excited to see Belle and Sebastian on the pool deck just after we had set sail.

Tracyanne & Danny played in the Atrium.

We only saw a bit of Teenage Fanclub on the pool deck as we tried to fit too many things in! We quickly followed them up with Django Django in the Spinnaker Lounge, awesome and very loud!


The first band we saw was Alvvays on the pool deck, it was very hot!

The Belle and Sebastian Q&A session was good.

Camera Obscura on the Pool Deck was one of my highlights of the weekend. So good to see them play again!

Honeyblood at the Spinnaker were really excellent.

Hinds in the Atrium were so much fun!


This was the day in port at Cagliari so there weren’t any bands until the evening. We stayed on the boat and had a bit of a rest.

We saw Buzzcocks with other artists joining them. So good!

Camera Obscura in the Atrium was next, a really intimate and fun gig.

Belle And Sebastian were playing on the pool deck again. This time we stood on the walk way behind the stage, it was fun to see them play from behind and be really close to everything.

Afterwards there was a B&S dance party, we danced around a lot!

We popped over to Magnums to catch Wojtek the Bear, our new favourite band! We went back to the dance party and carried on dancing all night!


We woke up a bit tired from our very late night dancing.

We drank coffee and watched The Vaselines from the shade as it was very warm on deck!

In the afternoon we had the Belle and Sebastian Fold Your Hands show in the Stardust Theatre. This was for the people who booked early.

Later on, we also saw Camera Obscura in the theatre, another great performance, so happy to have seen them 3 times!!!

We had a little bit of time to catch a couple of songs from Mogwai on the pool deck.

We went back to the Theatre to see Alvvays again. That was the last gig we saw of our Boaty Weekender.

There were more bands we didn’t get to see, it was hard to decide which ones to go to at some points! If only we could have gone to all the gigs!

Weekend in Windsor

Last weekend we went to Windsor for a couple of days. We were very lucky with the weather, it was very warm and Sunny for February.

We stayed at the Castle Hotel, we had a nice room with views of the castle.

We ate at the hotel restaurant. The food was very good.

Saturday was really foggy. We went to the castle, it was excellent.

We even saw the Changing of the Guard.

The sun finally came out!

In the afternoon we walked the Long Walk from the castle to a statue of George III.

We had dinner at Meejana, a Lebanese restaurant. We had lots of mezze!

On Sunday we had breakfast at Bill’s.

After looking at a few final sights we went home.