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.
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.
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.
I’ve always hated the winter. Dark nights and bad weather aren’t my idea of fun, but being stuck indoors is even worse! Fortunately my baby boy doesn’t seem bothered by the cold, so we’re all set for a winter of adventure.
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.
If I’m taking my little boy for a stroll I prefer to use a baby carrier rather than a pram, because it means we aren’t restricted to footpaths. But beware – once your baby’s had enough, they’ll make a lot of noise telling you about it!
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.