Articles tagged with: brothers

Reach for the Sky

Reach for the Sky

Sometimes, you just have to accept that attempting to do anything outdoors with small children would just be sheer madness. No matter how committed you are, when the wind is 35 mph gusting 42 mph, you just know it’d be best to find something to do indoors instead. On one such day recently, we decided it was time to visit the climbing wall.

Blowing away the cobwebs

Blowing away the cobwebs

There is a spot near us on the North Wessex Downs where the wind whips across the top of the hills, sending trees swaying and children bent over as they battle against it to reach the top. It's also the site of Combe Gibbet, erected in 1676 to hang the murderous lovers George Broomham and Dorothy Newman. The one that stands today is a replica, but it's a grisly reminder of the past.

Trading Places

Trading Places

In a post last year called 'The River Wild', I explained how we had realised that before long we would have to expand into two canoes to be able to take Little Sister with us and allow James and Little Brother to become front paddlers in their own right. A stepping stone towards this was for me to get used to paddling at the stern.

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