Oakham is the county town of Rutland, around 28 miles from Nottingham and slightly less from Leicester. It lies just to the west of Rutland Water one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe. Close by you'll find the very pretty market town of Uppingham which is home to Uppingham School one of the leading British boarding schools.
Perhaps best know by many who visit as being the home to Warwick Castle, Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire. We spent a lovely morning there during Susy's mum's recent visit to the UK.
So whilst we've not travelled too far afield in the first quarter of 2014 we've quickly realised that there is lots to do, see and explore on our own doorstep. Until next time, goodbye for now.