In a rather fortuitous twist of fate, an event for a children’s day at Ellenroad Engine House came up on my Facebook timeline. Despite only being a short journey up the M60 and M62, it’s not a place I have heard of before. Anyhow, as you will be aware, the…

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On Sunday evening a friend posted that they were heading to Moses Gate Country Park for the day on Monday and if anyone was free then would they like to meet up. As we didn’t have any plans I thought it would make for a nice day out. So, armed…

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It has been a rather bleak and miserable day here today. I had already planned to take the children to Bury Transport museum and it turned out to be a good decision! We headed up the M60 to Bury and arrived just after 10am. It was wet and windy so…

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Today the children, my Dad and I headed north to Rochdale to visit the Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum. It isn’t somewhere I have ever heard of before, but it popped up on a website earlier in the week when I was looking for ideas of places to go with…

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Whilst Damian was off work the week before last we managed to get a couple of walks planned. After the discovery of Dovestone Reservoir we headed off to the Turton & Entwistle reservoir one Monday morning. It is a place Damian and I had walked around long before children and…

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