Kids Hale Hasbro outdoor boots from Muck Boot

Kids Hale Hasbro outdoor boots from Muck Boots

My son maybe turning 7 tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean that our muddy puddle jumping days are behind us.  Oh no.  In fact whenever Monkey is outdoors, he’s often to be found in search of mud and sticks, and puddles are just the added bonus.  I recently spotted some really… Continue reading »

Trying something new with the Decathlon 20 for 20 deal

Trying something new with the Decathlon 20 for 20 deal

Family time is precious and for us, we only get that on Sunday’s.  At time of year, when the weather has taken a turn for the colder and the days are getting darker, getting outdoors together is even more precious. We’ve been trying something new with the Decathlon 20 for 20… Continue reading »

Wandering through the Woods with Dickies – review and £50 giveaway

Wandering through the Woods with Dickies

We do love to get outdoors as much as we can and with winter approaching it’s important to remember that the grown ups in the household need to be as suitably attired as Monkey always is.  We’ve had a number of adventures over the last few weeks including  an afternoon… Continue reading »

Stowe Landscape Gardens – Monkey’s happy place #Countrykids

Stowe Landscape Gardens

My plan for the Christmas holidays was to take things slowly, not to rush around the country like a loony (my normal holiday style) and to just have a quiet break with Monkey. We always find the first term back at school challenging, throw in his birthday and all that… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 68 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 68

The B&W Photography Project Week 68 with PODCast and today I’m going back to one of our favourite places to explore.  This shot was taken at Blenheim Palace earlier in the year. When Monkey was in a pram or buggy I used to see this view a lot, as it’s past the formal… Continue reading »

An afternoon of fun at Calke Abbey #CountryKids

An afternoon of fun at Calke Abbey

Today I thought I’d share with you an afternoon of fun at Calke Abbey.  Well that’s not entirely true, I’m actually going to share two afternoon’s of fun at Calke Abbey, enjoyed almost exactly a year apart. I never got to share our experience from last year, with all that went… Continue reading »

Maxi Micro T-Bar Foldable Scooter – time for a change

Maxi Micro T-Bar Foldable Scooter

When we first started looking at scooters a few years ago everyone I asked pointed us Micro-Scooters and their Mini Micro, perfect for a 3-year-old Monkey.  I liked the idea of the 3 wheels and knew that would work well with my rather cautious son.  So one was duly purchased… Continue reading »

Exploring Rosliston Forestry Centre

Exploring Rosliston Forestry Centre

Monkey and I were staying with my best friend in Derbyshire for a couple of days last month and I she’d suggested a couple of places we could visit.  One hit the mark immediately and off we went for a day out exploring Rosliston Forestry Centre on the outskirts of Swadlincote… Continue reading »

Making fire and having fun at Conkers #CountryKids

Stay Play Explore in Leicestershire

Sometimes things are just meant to happen aren’t they?  My best friend lives in Derbyshire and Monkey and I try to visit her as often as we can. Her partner had a cycling trip to Sweden booked so we’d arranged to drive up straight from school last Friday and spend… Continue reading »

Nature Treasure Hunt #CountryKids

I’m having a number of technical issues with the blog again this week, which is making photo galleries impossible.  So instead of the post I had planned, I will offer you a little one instead based on a nature treasure hunt I had with Monkey earlier this week. We’ve been… Continue reading »