With the recent spell of nice weather we decided to take Cholmondeley Castle Gardens up on their kind invitation to have a wander around the stunning gardens in Cheshire. The teen didn’t want to come, as usual. But the good news is, the gardens are child and dog friendly and the dog never says no so off we went. The day was a bit overcast but the grounds looked stunning despite the weather. The gardens are far bigger than I thought and there’s space for everything, children play areas, picnics, running around or relaxing. There is even an area for…

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I’ve said it before, trying to get the teen to come on a day out with the parents is nigh impossible, but sometimes there’s an invitation even he couldn’t refuse. We didn’t have to ask twice when we told him we were invited to visit Manchester City FC for a tour of the Etihad Stadium, perfect for a footy mad teen. Now Man City isn’t our team, but we were all aware of the fab stadium and it’s facilities and really looked forward to touring the state of the art stadium.    The teen was impressed from the minute we met…

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