I’ve been a little slow in posting my Spring Bucket List but really it’s just because it has not been feeling very Spring like. The weather has been cold and miserable and I’ve been left feeling uninspired until the sun came out today and apparently brought my motivation with it! This does mean that I’m left with a little less time to complete my bucket list before Summer rolls around but I think I can do it. If you haven’t seen my Winter bucket list well, the concept is simple. A handful of outdoor activities to tick off during the…

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Dear little Lyra, It’s that time of year again and tomorrow you turn four (already, how?!). I love sitting down to write you these letters each year as it forces me to sit and take a moment to reflect on the past twelve months. To think about that newly turned three year old last year or even further back, to my little lobster baby. Time seems to be zooming by at the moment and you’re growing at the same speed, so it’s nice to indulge in a little nostalgia and marvel at just how amazing you are. Amazing is probably…

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I was recently approached by Dickies asking if I’d like to help promote a campaign called ‘Adventure days out with the kids‘. Obviously I was keen to help as it’s just the sort of campaign I can get behind. Just for a change though I thought I’d ask my husband, Matthew, to share his own feelings on the subject… Amy writes a lot on here about why she thinks getting outside with children is important for her and she thought that I should add my own thoughts. Like many dads I work five days a week and what with the…

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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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