As a family we love getting outdoors and we try not to let bad weather stop us. Even so we still find it difficult sometimes to get out and about during the colder months. It can be hard to leave our nice warm house for long walks in the woods but I know that all four of us are much happier when we’ve spent some time outside. I think the key to getting out with little ones in the winter is try not to stray too far from home and to centre your time outside around an activity or two…

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Our most recent trip to Heaven’s Gate on the Longleat Estate was a little while ago to be honest but, due to recent circumstances, I hadn’t blogged about it. These photos were just too cute not to share though and it was such a perfect day so please indulge me. This day will forever be etched into my memory. The first day that my girls walked through the woods hand in hand. Just looking at these photos melts my heart a little and I will definitely print one of these out to go up on our walls at some point…

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Since I began this blog it has always just been a place to document my life as a mother. I shared our adventures and happy times but have never really got too personal. And then this year my health got worse, which I’ll get into in a moment, and it kind of turned everything upside down for me. I was no longer sure of who I was and what I wanted to do, there were less fun outdoor adventures in my life and so this blog became a little neglected. Real life took over and all of the time that…

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45/52 More outdoor adventures from us this week as the weather has been pretty kind to us. We headed to one of favourite places, Dyrham Park, to take part in their Halloween trail as Lyra loves a National Trust kid’s trail. Lyra’s photo was taken as she was running back to tell me the next clue and I love her tongue sticking out! She was also wearing jeans for the first time in months and she looks so grown up. When we arrived they actually asked if she was five! Please slow down little one, you’re only three and a…

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Here we are, the end of October already. I was reading back the last Me and Mine that I did back in August and I mention how ready to throw myself back into my blog I felt. That clearly didn’t happen but I’m feeling more optimistic about the future of this blog now. I’ve had a rough few months with my health which I go into much more detail in in this video which meant that getting out and about was more difficult. I suffer with Psoriatic Arthritis and have been struggling to walk most days. All of my energy…

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44/52 I feel like this blog has been full of apologies at the moment (and not much else) but I think that I may finally be back properly. Hopefully. Let’s just all cross our fingers. We’ve been spending as much time as possible in the woods recently just because they are the perfect place to be in the Autumn months and so naturally this week’s photos are from one of our trips. There’s always so much for little ones to see and do in the woods and both of the girls absolutely love it. Lyra is examining some fungi in…

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39/52 There’s something about this time of year that just screams outdoor adventures to me (even more so than other times of year) and so we’ve been out and about as much as possible. The woods have been our go to place recently because the woods in Autumn is a gold mine to our little nature hoarder! Lyra’s photo this week was taken in Clanger Woods with some of her ‘treasure’. I love the way that she’s peering at me through the gaps in the leaves. Athena’s photo was taken on the same day but she was much more interested…

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Oh Autumn, how happy I am to see you! We have found ourselves drawn to the woods at every opportunity recently as they are my absolute favourite place to be at this time of year. Walks under the trees, ‘treasures’ to collect, puddles and mud to stomp through. Everything our little family could need. In order to keep things fresh though we’ve been searching out different woodlands each weekend and last week we stumbled across Clanger Wood. Only a short drive from Bath I was surprised that we hadn’t heard of it sooner but we will definitely be back as…

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