Since my little boy can’t stand up yet, never mind ride a bike, this is a dad-only outdoor challenge for now. Biking 1500 miles in 12 months? I must be insane.
I found out quickly this winter that cold ears = unhappy baby. Which is why this daft beanie hat from Isbjörn of Sweden has been an invaluable addition to Sonny’s outdoor wardrobe.
Probably the ultimate English starter peak for any young mountaineer, Catbells is a beautiful little hill with magical views across the northern Lake District.
I was worried we’d be stuck indoors once the temperatures began to plummet, but Sonny’s as happy outside now as he was in summer. Here are my top tips for beating the cold with kids.
Stable, safe and packed with a mind-boggling number of useful features, the Osprey Poco AG lets us walk longer distances and explore more exciting places. And does the handy job of sending Sonny to sleep!
The sun came out on Sunday, which was a bit of a shock, so we stuffed Sonny into his baby carrier and took him to his first ever nature reserve at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes in search of starlings.
For a spring baby who spent his first six months enjoying glorious warm weather, the chilly autumn temperatures were a shock for Sonny. So this Spotty Otter down suit is a lifesaver!
I wish I loved trees as much as my son loves trees. In fact, I wish I loved anything as much as my son loves trees.
It’s all too easy to get stuck inside now autumn has arrived and temperatures are dropping, but Sonny’s still enjoying his outdoor adventures as much as he ever has done.
Almost every new experience with a baby is nerve-wracking, so when I headed to the swimming pool with Sonny on the first morning of our holiday in Turkey, it’s fair to say I was slightly on edge.