Since Easter, when James experienced real rock for the first time, he’s been desperate to go ‘proper’ climbing again. Given where we live, this can only really be achieved by making a weekend of it, which provided a great excuse to spend the May Bank Holiday weekend in the Peak District and catch-up with some friends who also climb.
Little Trekkers Ambassadors
We must have the best customers in the World. They have been telling us for years about all the great things they get out and do with their families and we thought it was about time the World knew about it. This is not a ‘Places to go with the kids’ resource in a traditional sense. There’s lots of good websites out there already that can tell you the opening times and entry costs into the many hundreds of attractions that there are across the country.
This is about real experiences, in real places, by real families who get out there in this magnificent country of ours and do stuff. Great stuff! Stuff that you will look back on and remember for the rest of your life. Places that you may never have thought to go, things that you may never have thought to do. Told by those who have been there and done it, and want to pass it on to inspire other families to do the same. These are our Little Trekkers Ambassadors. They lead the way ….
“Mummy, can we stay up and see the stars?” was a recurring question all summer. But in the long days of summer, by the time it’s really dark enough to stargaze, all good Little Trekkers should be tucked up in bed. And so my answer was always, “Yes, in the winter, we’ll stay up and see the stars.” Last week, with the nights fair drawing in, thoughts returned to stargazing.
We are having stunning October Scottish weather for a change!
We had an epic storm one weekend in August at the caravan. It coincided with spring tides and a particularly low pressure so the tide was really high and unusually, there were pretty decent waves visible from the van on the Sandy Beach.
Another place we like to go – especially in the autumn – is the National Trust estate at Stourhead, a magnificent landscaped water garden.
Thermal hot springs are a really common occurrence across New Zealand and remain toasty warm all year round, whatever the weather. Which means that even when it's raining you can immerse and enjoy the steaming waters!
You may remember Corwin's passion for Monster trucks? And his love of tractors? Well, who would have thought those two would actually meet in the world's most powerful motorsport - Tractor Pulling!
Always watching the weather we happened to spot a potential light wind, dry weekend the other week, perfect for an autumn canoe camping trip.
One thing we always like to do at this time of year is to go and see the trees in all their autumn glory. I wrote something similar this time last year, but am unashamedly going to say it again: if you haven’t yet been for an autumn walk amongst the leaves, then you really should go now.
After slurping their soup in record time, the Little Trekkers were chomping at the bit to get back to the water. A quick glance across to the beach revealed that the waves had dropped down on to the sand so we agreed to go and have another look.
A visit to the Outer Hebrides has been on my wish list for a long time, but now we’re back in Scotland the logistics are a lot more manageable.
The saga of the abandoned camping trip is almost over: remember I told you that at the time, the lovely people at Waren Mills campsite phoned us after we returned home and, although they couldn’t return our camping payment, were happy to transfer it to another booking?