An oasis of calm in the Northamptonshire countryside, with miles of walking trails, huge lakes, loads of wildlife, and plenty of activities for explorers of all ages.
This is a lovely circular walk from the pretty seaside town of Wells-Next-The-Sea, taking in a busy harbour, a beautiful stretch of beach, and finishing with a stroll through tall pine trees.
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.
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.
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.
The fact I started writing this blog at 3.30am says pretty much everything about the sleep pattern of a new parent. It’s unpredictable, exhausting and relentless; but you learn to cope with it. Because you have to.
With the sudden arrival of glorious summer weather Sonny’s been feeling the heat, so this week we treated him to his first dip in a paddling pool. And as usual he reacted brilliantly!
He’s not even four months old yet, but my little lad Sonny is already my hero. Watching him grow and begin to enjoy the world around him this summer has made me more proud than I could have ever imagined.
As parents we’ll never forget it, as a baby Sonny will never remember it, but this was a huge day for us as a family that we’ll look back on with fond memories for many years.