Sometimes it can be hard to find the motivation to get outside. The weather recently has had even my outdoor loving adventurers reluctant to leave the warmth of our house. Our adventures have been getting shorter and shorter but instead of fighting against it, I’m embracing this period and planning fun little trips to encourage the girls outside despite the cold. A few weeks ago (before the snow arrived) we went on one such mini adventure to the local city farm. The whole adventure was about going for hot chocolate at the farm. It’s within walking distance for us albeit…

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Low winter sun over the sea. My absolute favourite kind. So ready for Spring now but that winter sun is beautiful. The girls now reach for layers and waterproofs without even thinking about it, so long has this winter felt. Once wrapped up we make the short journey from the car park to Par Beach. Short in distance but not in time as the sparkling puddles which cover the car park are just too enticing for my children. Slowly we get closer, walk up the small hill and there is the beach. Almost empty and bathed in that low winter…

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The weather forecast for our last weekend adventure of January was not a good one so Lacock Abbey seemed like the perfect destination. A slower pace, an easier one, that day. No need for the adults to wear wellies although the waterproof trousers and wellies are still needed for our puddle loving daughters. We discover that one hat has mysteriously not made it into the car so Lyra wears mine for the day. A little girl in a too big hat, I couldn’t resist taking even more photos than usual. Both girls set off walking, exploring together, careful to stay…

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Well the first month of 2018 went quickly didn’t it?! In our house we attempted to keep the post Christmas blues away by getting out of the house as much as possible. We started the year by watching the sunrise on New Year’s Day which is where the picture below was taken and have squeezed in a few more adventures since. I’m determined for this year to be full of outdoor adventures, of appreciating all of the simple things in life, and not letting my arthritis hold me back at all. I may have to slow down a little, walks…

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