A Day Out at Blue Pool and Swanage Railway

Bluepool

During the last week of the school holidays, summer made a re-appearance and we made the most of the nice weather and enjoyed some local days out. Isaac loves dragonflies and Bluepool in Wareham is one of the best places locally to find them. The Pool is surrounded by 25 acres of heath, woodland and gorse interlaced with sandy paths, trails, playgrounds and fairy doors to find so is the perfect day out for all the family, with the promise of a cream tea or ice cream reward at the end. The Blue Pool at Furzebrook constantly varies in colour. Very… Continue Reading “A Day Out at Blue Pool and Swanage Railway”

Autumn Steam Gala at West Somerset Railway

Watchet

Back at the beginning of October we headed to Somerset for the Autumn Steam Gala on the West Somerset Railway. Sebby is steam train mad and his godparents had rented a holiday cottage in Watchet and invited us to spend the weekend with them and their Dad, who used to work the railways and was helping out for the weekend. Having him and all his fabulous stories really made the weekend special and the kids loved hearing all his tales. In fact he was working on the very last steam train that travelled from Bournemouth to Bath back in the 1960’s.… Continue Reading “Autumn Steam Gala at West Somerset Railway”