Category Archive: Random ramblings

A bit of this, a bit of that...blogtastic variety!

Jun 29

10 Reasons why I’m not ready to leave the Isles of Scilly.

Those who follow Baby Routes on Instagram and other social media will have gathered by now we are in the Isles of Scilly. Tonight though is our last night in the Scilly Isles. As I type the suitcases are lying sprawled across the bed and we are wondering how much weight …

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Jun 14

I’m going to BritMums Live!

After missing two years on the trot, I will finally be winging my way to BritMums Live. I’ve heard wonderful things about it and hoping that at last I might get to finally put a face to some of those inspirational ladies and gents of the bloggersphere that I connect with so often online. …

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Jun 01

30 Days Wild Challenge: Ready, Steady, Run Wild!

Somehow I managed to miss news of The Wildlife Trusts’ #30dayswild challenge until the weekend. Luckily I found out just in time to join in and today we have been out getting stuck into our day 1 wild activities. The 30 Days Wild Challenge has been set up to get everyone, adults and children, …

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May 26

Baby’s First Splash: the whens & wheres of teaching kids to swim

This post is sponsored by Sunuva, the luxury children’s UV swim and beachwear brand. All writing, opinions, research and snake stories remain entirely my work. 

One of my most vivid childhood memories is from the summer I learnt to swim. Aged around six or seven I was on a …

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Status update

I’ve been guest posting this week over at Kallikids with a roundup of my top 5 unmissable wildlife experiences for families in the UK. Do nip on over and take a look – you can see puffins in Pembrokeshire (did I mention I love that place?!) from now on so perhaps in time for a little late inspiration for half term?

Apr 28

Baby Routes: As featured by Clare Balding in Waitrose Weekend magazine…

It was just a little mention in Waitrose Weekend magazine but as those of you who follow me on Instagram will already know, I was very, very excited to see a Baby Routes walk featured in pride of place in Clare Balding’s Easter Walks double spread feature ‘Spiritual Journeys’! It came completely out of the …

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Apr 01

Wildlife Wednesday: Spring Wild Walk

Despite the current high winds which have felled a fence panel,toppling branches from the trees and buffeting the red kites about dangerously, I love this time of year. There is something about watching the natural world wake up, the trees come to life, the birds increase the volume of their singing. I even welcome the …

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Jan 24

Introducing #walkit365

This week, whilst out on the regular potter with Roo and Baby Beth, I have also been doing some plotting. I’m not a great one for New Year’s resolutions of the traditional kind but I am quite fond of a challenge. This year I fancied something to help motivate me …

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Jan 06

Happy New Year 2015!

A very Happy New Year to you!

I’m sorry for the silence over Christmas. Well, I say I’m sorry but actually I think it’s really important to take a proper break every now and then, particularly when working within the realm of the online and social media. Unlike a 9-5 it is a job, blogging, …

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Dec 22

A Different Kind of New Year’s Resolution

Christmas is nearly upon us and before we know it, January 2015 will come knocking on the door of the last day of December. Once Christmas Day and my birthday are over (I am lucky to have an excuse to continue the festive celebrations) those long days of comfortable reflection will be here once again …

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