I’m Oli, a first-time dad enjoying the biggest adventure of my life, and the smiley little dude in my arms is my boy Sonny. I can’t even begin to tell you how much of a legend he is, and this blog is all about the outdoor adventures we’re having together.
I was lucky enough to grow up in the green (and wet, and windy, and cold) hills of the southern Pennines with parents who let me roam wherever I wanted. From a young age I was obsessed by the outdoors, but it’s only since becoming an adult with a 9am-5pm job that I’ve really begun to appreciate what it means to me.
When I first found out I was having a baby with my partner Gemma (she’s the brains behind our operation), I started panicking about what kind of dad I would be. And then I realised I want to be just like my parents were. I want Sonny to have a childhood filled with adventure, excitement and exploration. I want to ride bikes with him, walk up mountains with him, sleep in tents with him, watch sunsets with him, swim in the sea with him, and climb trees with him – and there’s so much to see in the big wide world that I want him to get started early.
This blog will hopefully be a record of our adventures as a family, and hopefully something we can look back on and enjoy for many years to come.
I hope you enjoy it too.