Feb 09

Griffith Park & Hollywood Part 1: From the Stars Above…

When we returned to Los Angeles for the third week of our month in California we were curious to head inland. The first week of our stay had been based in the trendy and eclectic LA seaside hub of Santa Monica but I longed to get a bit closer to …

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Feb 03

Wildlife Wednesday: Winter Tree Identification Walk

There’s an undeniable magic to winter. Whilst outwardly it looks like nature has wrapped itself up, tucked itself away and become bare and barren, in fact there is a huge amount going on beneath the surface. I’m not just talking about the bulbs that seem to be springing up in …

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Feb 02

How to Make Flower Pots from Old Wellies.

We do a lot of welly walks in our family and seem to get through them in record time. Just last month Beth and I both wore splits into our wellies and Roo’s became so well worn inside that the side was wearing away and giving her blisters. There was nothing for it but …

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Jan 27

Wildlife Wednesday: RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

It’s that time of year again – bird counting time for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2016!

The Big Garden Birdwatch is an event we do every year in the Baby Routes household and one we all look forward to. For me as ever it also brings back happy memories – …

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Jan 20

Wildlife Wednesday: Give Winter Wildlife a Helping Hand

It’s here finally – the cold snap. Even though temperatures look set to rise later this week in the South these frosty mornings, flurries of snow and chilly days are a reminder of what the season still has to come.

Outside nature is in chaos. Summer flowering plants such as roses …

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Jan 19

Trespass Blog Awards – Baby Routes is shortlisted!

Baby Routes has been short-listed for the Trespass Blog Awards in the hiking & walking category! I had no idea that Baby Routes had even been nominated until an email popped into my inbox from the lovely people at Trespass telling me that thanks to public vote, I’d made the …

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Jan 19

Kit Review: LittleLife Ultralight S3 Child Carrier

The LittleLife Ultralight S3 Child Carrier has to be one of the pieces of kit I’m most excited to share with you on Baby Routes. We’ve used LittleLife products in the Baby Routes household for several years now and been impressed. Their kit has always seemed great quality and their brand mission to …

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Jan 06

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all!

We have had a wonderful festive period in the Baby Routes household and even managed to slip in a very muddy but view-tastic New Year’s Day family walk back in the ever-beautiful Chew Valley, including a hike up to our first trig point of the year!

As …

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Dec 16

Wildlife Wednesday: Norfolk’s Winter Wildlife

On the face of it, December doesn’t seem the most promising time of year for wildlife spotting. As much of the natural world curls up on itself for the cold months ahead it’s easy to assume that all its inhabitants do likewise. Probably this isn’t helped by the fact that …

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Dec 15

A Winter Weekend on the North Norfolk Coast

Perhaps it’s because of my West Country origins that our family travels in the UK mostly seem to head west. Whatever the reason, that curious bulge on the UK’s east coast that is East Anglia has for too long remained a mystery – somewhere I have heard many good things …

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