I’ve got to confess….these days the suggestion of a day out anywhere usually has me tapping away on my phone to check out two things: Geocaches and charity shops! This Saturday’s excursion was no different. As a family we’ve been feeling the love for Roald Dahl during his centenary year so we decided to round it off with a trip to Great Missenden and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.

We had a great time and Small learned a lot! But, more importantly, I had my customary research to do. A sad lack of Geocaches appeared to be available to us and at first glance it seemed like a charity shop free zone too! However I was unconvinced so once the museum was all done we went for a wander. Great Missenden is a lovely little place with some great little nick nack shops and a there is a brilliant trail available touring round a number of locations familiar to Dahl fans. After we passed the Post Office and the library that inspired Matilda I noticed a Barnardo’s shop!

Not too much in the way of pickings for me but did manage to fulfil a promise to Small to get her own set of headphones…

Oh yeah and of course Big got some Lego!! But that’s another story……

Charity Supported


  • Headphones, cost £1.99, cost new about £10