The World Below the Sky Above
Where do I start - well we have just returned from what I would describe as another world; Florida! Big, hot & busy!
Without lingering too much on why have felt the need to hop across the ocean, when there is still so much to see here at home. It was our holiday of a lifetime for my eldest son who is battling terminal osteosarcoma and is an above knee amputee. To cut the story short, it was nothing but amazing BUT boy did I enjoy seeing our moorland views upon arriving home.
We live in an amazing part of the world, we look out to the moors, yet are a stones throw from the seaside living in 'Heartbeat' country & a place that attracts many a film director, having fame for starring in Harry Potter & many films over the years, but retains in countryfied dignity. I know that we can find a new walk & adventure almost every day of the year - even if the route is the same the new season ultimately makes it new. Our last adventure involved my youngest two children, our first adventure back home once having slept off the jet lag.
A local walk only approximately 3km long, right outside our back door. Josh my eldest is sometimes unable to join us on every occasion due to the nature of our adventures & this so happened to be one of those routes where we climbed way up what seemed like hundreds of steps.
How would I describe this jaunt ... 'the world below, the sky above' the weather was just perfect to cloud watch. & I think that reflected on the boys, they were happy to be home & happy to get along with each other. A perfect breath of fresh air all around. Finn, my youngest loves watching the steam trains & Ashton just running anywhere. We are so lucky to live where we do, to have the freedom to walk, talk & run & prove our love for the great outdoors & our home.
About the Author
About Me & Mine
I'm Anna, devoted partner to Steve and mother to four very inidividual boys. Josh, 13, osteosarcoma warrior and amputee, Ben, 12, a lover of art and swimming, Ashton, 9, a lover of cricket and running and Finn, 4, a lover of food and exploring.
Favourite place in the world:
Home - The North Yorkshire Moors and the East Cost coastline. Further a field we love the Yorkshire Dales and Scotland. Also Cornwall is simply beautiful and was one of our favourite holidays. Lastly wales and Ireland are on our wishlist of places to explore.
Favourite things to do outdoors:
We love walking as a family, exploring historical sites and camping. I have a passion for horse riding and running. My boys have a passion for outdoor play areas, mud in autumn and winter, river splashing in Spring and Summer. They also have a love of bike riding and den making.