Out and about in Kent; a visit to the Hop Shop at Castle Farm

We first visited the Hop Shop at Castle Farm in July when its fields were awash with purple bloom and the scent of lavender laced the air. It was a little part of Kent I had wanted to visit for some time as I had visions of my daughter and I skipping through a violet haze…

Visit to Port Lympne (I still don’t know how to pronounce it…)

Every Bank Holiday I like to ask myself: "where are all the people likely to be?". And then promptly go there, it would seem. So, as I never learn, I decided to take the child and head for a popular family destination in Kent for an Enjoyable Day Out (you know the drill: "you will enjoy yourself, fruit…

Festive Feast for the Eyes; Enchanted Eltham at Eltham Palace

  And BANG it's December, with the Big Day hurtling towards us in a flash of work parties, Christmas shopping, and festive school days all on top of the usual full-time job, school run and parent life. Sometimes, it's hard to catch a breath and to stand in the eye of it all. Still. Silent.…