What do you get when you mix an inflatable canoe, a lazy river, a hot summer day, and a daredevil toddler? The perfect family microadventure!
I must officially be middle-aged, because my new favourite meal involves an estate car, a flask of tea, a packet of chocolate digestives, and a few snack-sized pork pies. That’s right, we’ve become a car picnic family! Only problem is we’re rubbish at it.
Griffon Forest in North Yorkshire – with its secluded lodges, outdoor hot tubs, roaring fires and friendly wildlife – used to be somewhere we went to chill out as a couple. But this time we took the dreaded baby with us, so relaxation went out of the window!
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch sounds simple. All you need to do is sit down, then count and record the birds in your garden for one hour. The problems start when you throw a 9-month-old baby into the mix!
While walking to work this morning, I saw a ridiculously cool sunrise that reminded me of all the things I love about being outside. Then my mind started racing, and before I knew it I was sitting down at my desk writing this…