Croxley Green walk and Perch and Co. (13/05/18)

With the due date of our second child getting very close, we’ve been on the look out for local walks that have toilets nearby! We decided to go to Croxleyhall Woods the other weekend for a circular walk that ended at Perch and Co. cafe near Croxley tube station. Our son loves riding his balance bike through…

An afternoon in Marlow (17/10/17)

There are lots of lovely spots by the Thames in Buckinghamshire. We haven’t explored them all yet, but one place we have been to a couple of times is Marlow. There’s a large playground by the river (with a Costa Coffee with lots of outdoor seating), and the river walk is great for watching the rowers,…

Batchworth Lock (14/09/17)

We’d walked from Watford along the Grand Union Canal as far as Croxley, but had never quite made it as far as Rickmansworth. This trip, however, wouldn’t be on foot, as our little one told use he’d like to go on a bus – and who are we to refuse?! The bus dropped us off…

Redbournbury Watermill (03/09/17)

An ancient mill grinds flower. A market stall sells bread and cakes. Down the valley a horse paddles in the river ford, while over the water meadows rare wild fowl roam free. No, it’s not the Cotswolds: we’re only 20 minutes north of Watford, at Redbournbury Watermill. A mill has probably been on the site  since…

Summer in Cheslyn Gardens (16/08/17)

We’ve had many lovely afternoons in ‘Watford’s best-kept secret’. Last year we posted pictures of Cheslyn Gardens in late-September – here are a few taken this year in mid-summer:

Bluebells in Whippendell Wood (01/05/17)

Whippendell Wood is known for its amazing carpet of bluebells every April/May. We parked in the Grove Mill Lane car park (with many others!) and went on a short meandering circular walk, taking photo after photo, as the bluebells were so striking. We hope you get a chance to check them out!

Moving to Watford: One Year On (13/12/16)

It’s a year since we moved to Watford from London. But did we? We’re still having conversations with friends and colleagues over what really constitutes ‘London’. We both work in the capital and consider Watford – as it’s on the tube and a quick overland hop into Euston – still part of Greater London. Our commutes…

The Parrots of Cassiobury (03/04/16)

A flash of green. A streak of yellow and blue. Look up in Cassiobury Park and you might just see something you’re not expecting … We’ve seen a couple of what we thought were parrots before, in the trees around the Gade Avenue car park. When we finally managed to photograph them we realised they…