Radio silence and a post Christmas walk…

Our adventures have been a little thin on the ground recently as we had a short notice house move and then the chaos that is Christmas, but now that that’s over, the adventures can begin again! And we have wasted no time. The first free day we had I planned for us to go out…

A Ssslithery Birthday Adventure…

We headed in, bought our bird food, Charlotte lost her small toy Pascal the lizard by “feeding it” to the plastic swan used to collect donations, a distraught tantrum was had, comfort was dished out with a little bit of “this is why we don’t feed toys to swans” explaining and then we went in search of snakes, which weren’t very far at all thankfully…

The best laid plans…. and the Gruffalo…

This weekend had been planned out for a while. My husband had spotted a sign on his way home a few weeks a go for a Medieval Fair for the 6th Sept and we decided that it looked like fun and as it wasn’t everyday that we got to take the little ones to see…

Holidays abroad with little explorers…

I have a confession. I have a terrible case of Wanderlust. I have had it for as long as I can remember. I have always wanted to travel but like so many people I just never got around to it. My husband and I had been a couple for 4 years before we went abroad…

Museums, a tricky adventure with the kids…

“Does a museum trip count as an outdoor adventure with little explorers?” Does a trip to a Sea Life Centre or a Zoo? I say yes, because I see it as more like a time travel outdoor adventure. I can’t see dinosaur in the wild, but they did exist, they are an important part of…

The top 25 Greatest Simple Pleasures…

Found this while pretending to be busy on the internet, the top 25 greatest simple pleasures as found in a survey done in conjunction with Visit England. I know the clue is in the title “Simple Pleasures” but it is always nice when you see a list like this that is full of things that…

More bargains…

The pack away trousers we bought for Tom were fantastic while we were away, so much so we headed back to Mountain Warehouse today to pick some up for Charlotte as they start at 2-3 years which is fantastic! While we were there I spotted a 3-in-1 jacket for her (waterproof with zip out fleece) reduced from…

Last minute Blackberry picking

We came back from holiday yesterday and had planned on getting on with some housework and resting up today but at about 2pm I decided we should take advantage of the early crop of blackberries that have appeared so we put on our wellies and headed out towards the woods at the back of our…

Exploring Anglesey… Day 4: A quick stop off in Betws-Y-Coed

The last day of our little holiday and we had decided to take a little detour on our way back home to Betws-y-Coed, somewhere I have lots of brilliant memories from as a child. I didn’t make an organised picnic so much as collect all the left over food together and throw it in the…

Exploring Anglesey… Day 2 (Part 2): South Stack Cliffs

After lunch back in Trearddur we restocked the day bag and Toms little day bag with their Wildlife Explorer nature books and their binoculars and we headed out to South Stack. South Stack is an area near Holyhead in Anglesey where there is a lighthouse and an RSPB nature reserve. The Lighthouse seemed a little ambitious…