A Woodland Walk

You can tell when the weather improves and Spring is on its way by the fact that the girls want to go on a walk in the local woods. Last weekend with the weather warming up a little bit the girls asked if we could have a walk in the woods. It was a little muddy but there were lots of signs of Spring plus it gave me the chance to grab some photographs. As a bonus the girls also let me take a few photos of them...this doesn't normally happen.

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We're Attending CountryFile Live at Blenheim Palace

Countryfile Live takes place from 4th-7th August 2016 at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Full show information and tickets are available now from www.countryfilelive.com

This Summer we will be attending BBC Countryfile Live which will be a really unique event at Blenheim Palace in August. Countryfile Live will be an amazing day out for all the family with lots to keep us entertained. THe event runs from the 4th to the 7th and we'll be there on Sunday 7th. 

The whole weekend will be perfect for everyone and keep families entertained with the four areas dedicated to animals and four areas for food lovers. For me personally I'm looking forward to the  arena show ‘The Countryfile Calendar’. This is a show that you can witness the four seasons in just 30 minutes. 

My wife is looking forward to the food part with sessions from Brian Turner, Phil Vickery and John Whaite who won Great British Bake Off. I hope they have lots for us to try and also buy. 

The girls are looking forward to the animal petting barn especially seeing the baby animals. I have a feeling they'll be wanting to bring some of them home with them. 

There's so much going on including over 600 exhibitors, various talks and even a vintage fun fair. 

Tickets are available now from www.countryfilelive.com priced at

  • Adult £26.40

  • Child ages 5-16 years £13.20

  • Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children 16 & under) £72.60

  • Senior 65+ £24.20

  • VIP Ticket £82.50

We hope to see you there!

Heaven Farm Bluebell Walk

If you follow me on Instagram (@Photalife) you'll have noticed that I have posted a fair few bluebell photos plus I also wrote a blog post the other day with some tips on taking bluebell photos

The reason for the mass of bluebells is that last weekend we visited a local place called Heaven Farm. It's a hidden gem that even local people don't know about. It's a wooden area with the most amazing bluebells, I've never seen so many. 


Before we enjoyed the walk we stopped off for a little cup of tea and cake in the small cafe to fuel us for the walk. Even though the weather wasn't perfect it didn't put us off and meant it wan't too busy. 

So here in full is the photos that I took during the walk, sorry for being so photo heavy. 


The whole place was full of beautiful untouched bluebells. It might just be me but there seems to be a lot more of them around the countryside this year compared to last...or may be it's just me searching them out. 

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Easter Egg Hunt at Alfriston Clergy House

When Easter rolls around we try and visit a National Trust property to take part in one of their Easter Egg Hunts. Last year we happened to be in Cornwall so we visited Lanhydrock and enjoy a lovely walk around the gardens while looking for Easter bunnies. 

This time we decided to visit somewhere we'd never been before which was Alfriston Clergy House and a little fact I'd learnt afterwards which is Alfriston Clergy House was the first building saved by the National Trust in 1896.

The house is set by a beautiful open green which would be perfect for a picnic in the Summer. The Easter egg hunt costs £1.50 per child and on this occasion it was a case of looking around the garden and writing down the names of the bunny rabbits that you find. 

The rabbits are dotted around the whole garden so you do actually get to see the whole garden rather than the children running off and you missing the best parts. 

At this time of year they had a few things growing but I imagine in a months time the garden will be full of colour and it will be well worth a visit back for us. 

Both the girls enjoyed it and they received a Cadbury's Easter bunny at the end which really didn't last that long. 

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A Winter Walk at Sheffield Park

Last weekend when the weather was beautiful Mia and I headed off for a little walk around Sheffield Park. No one else wanted to come with us so we both headed off to our local National Trust property. 

The weather was a perfect Winter's Day, the sun was out and it was chilly so we thought this was perfect for a walk around the gardens. 

The gardens have these beautiful paths weaving their way through the gorgeous grounds and allowing you to take in the views and admire the ponds too. 

Mia seemed to enjoy it ask overtime we came to a pretty area she'd stop and ask if we would take a photo. 

Along the paths and around the ponds there are several perfect spots to have a sit down and just admire the view. The photos above and just below were taken while Mia and myself were sat in a little wooden hut. The sun was giving everything a glow and you could be mistaken for thinking it was Summer. 

If you've never visited a National Trust property then with Easter approaching it's the perfect time. Lot's of them around the country will be hosting special Easter Egg hunts and they are lots of fun. 

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