Yesterday we visited Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury. We’ve been there a few times before (you can read about one of our previous visits HERE), and as usual we really enjoyed making our way around the park and stopping to look at some of the animals – as well as some plants – along … More A Visit To Howletts Animal Park & A Simple Follow-Up Activity
***************************************** NOTE: This post is from 2018! The Rye Bonfire Procession 2019 will take place on SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER! ***************************************** On Saturday, we attended the magnificent Bonfire Night Procession in Rye. It was our first time at this event, and we really enjoyed it! The bonfire celebrations in Rye is hosted by the Rye & … More Experiencing the Rye Bonfire Night Parade!
Over the past few months we’ve had a good few days out, visiting various places here in the South East of England. Some have been revisits to places we’ve enjoyed before, others have been new acquaintances. I always take photos to document our days out, and I’ve been meaning to write about them here on … More Days Out in the South East: Standen House & Garden
A LITTLE BACKGROUND To begin with, I would like to express how infinitely grateful I am for having a garden! I love that we can step out into our own tiny little corner of the great outdoors. We can use it at any time of day and in any way we want, while showing some … More Paradise Lost… and Regained? A Tale of Two Gardens
Our Easter has been very low-key. In a way you could say we’re still ‘recovering’ from our house move, which has been draining for us in many different ways, mentally, financially and physically. We’re very, very happy to have got here, and the house suits our needs really well. Penguin is delighted to now have … More Glimpses of our Easter Sunday 2018
At the end of February last year, we went to visit Bodiam Castle for the first time. When we checked how much the entrance fees were, we found them to be quite steep. BUT there was the option of getting a National Trust family membership for 12 months, paying less than £10 per month (in … More One Year with the National Trust, in the South East
On Sunday we went for a walk around the Sissinghurst castle gardens and surrounding estate. We go there now and then, as it’s fairly close to where we live, and it’s a great place to hang out for some fresh air and a fix of nature’s glories. At the moment their is some work being … More A Sunday Walk at Sissinghurst
On Sunday we went to Port Lympne. We’ve visited it a couple of times before, and as I wrote about in a post from our last visit, it’s not ‘just’ the amazing animals there that make it a wonderful place to visit, but also the impressive gardens around the manor house (which serves as hotel … More The Wonders of Water
As I was publishing my previous post the other day, on nature as ‘sensory room’, I realised that a large part of my examples of sensory rich nature experiences were from the seaside. Not so surprising perhaps. Just to stand on a beach, looking out across the eternity of glimmering water, hearing the rythmical swooshing … More “Beside the side of the silvery sea…”
Scotney Castle is a National Trust property located near Lamberhurst in Kent. The main building at the property is a grand 19th Century country house, set in a large, romantically landscaped garden and surrounding estate. The remains of the Old Scotney Castle, which dates back to the 14 Century, has been kept as a ‘folly’ and … More Penguin goes to… Scotney Castle!