Category: Random ramblings

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

Why I won’t be giving a stick to my outdoorsy daughters this Christmas.

Christmas baby in amongst presents

There is a lot of chat again this time of year about not spoiling children by over-indulging them in presents at Christmas. This particularly applies to the giving of too much plastic-fantastic or battery-flashing smart-tech stuff. The proffered alternative seems to be extreme minimalism with many echoing the Guardian’s idea from last year …

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Choosing a winter coat for outdoor kids

Sprayway jacket

Roo has grown. Again. I know it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my 3 year old daughter is shooting up taller every day but it’s the way in which she will seem to extend by centimetres overnight that throws me.

Until now we have been just about …

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Geocaching : the start of a new adventure.

Geocache hunting

Geocaching is one of those things I’ve often heard mentioned but never tried. From the little I knew, geocaching sounded a fun activity – a kind of treasure hunt across our outdoor spaces. Busy with planning our walks and travels, I never got around to finding out more.

A couple of …

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A Moment of Silence.

Watlington Hill Walk, Oxfordshire

I had planned to go up to London with the girls to see the Remembrance Day poppies at the Tower of London this Monday gone. I was undone by what I can only assume was a bad reaction to my flu jab last week. Shivery and achey, the thought of …

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Blogfest 2014

In just under a week I am heading to London for my first ever blogger conference. Attending a blogger conference is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while but never quite got around to. Now that Baby Routes is gaining momentum it seems a good time to take the next step …

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A walking kind of week.

The Dumpling, Loch Lomond

Ok – I know what you’re thinking. This is Baby Routes – isn’t every week a walking kind of week? Well yes, most of them are but last week was particularly outdoorsy as we headed off on a road trip of northern England and southern Scotland.

The main reason for our …

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A Weekend in Wales: returning to Pembrokeshire

View fro Carn Llidi, St. Davids Head Walk, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Baby Routes

We have just come back from a mini-break. No – not Paris or Rome, thank you. We have come back feeling far more refreshed and full of the joys of life than any of Europe’s city-chic destinations. Instead we spent the first weekend in October back in amongst the stunning coastal scenery of …

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September Ramblings

The last rose of summer? Baby Routes

What a gorgeous month this September has been! I sent Roo to nursery this morning in a jumper but the middle of the day comes and I’m writing with the back door and study windows wide open in a sleeveless top! You really can’t complain when autumn starts like this.

With a bumper crop of …

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Autumn is coming!

Autumn

The weather is still gorgeous outside but there is a definite hint of changing seasons in the air. Much as I’m loathe to admit it, the mornings are colder and the evenings are definitely getting dark earlier. Despite the waning days, we love autumn here and already there has been so much to …

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5 Fun Back-to-School Days-Out by Train this September.

The Long Walk of Windsor

 

School may be back but summer isn’t quite finished yet. With plenty of warm days and sunshine still about, September is a great time to capitalise on both the good weather and your kids’ start of term enthusiasm by taking some extra-curricula outdoor explorations.

Whilst most people are back in work mode or counting …

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