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Raising Happy Walkers

Raising Happy Walkers

May is National Walking Month and it’s got me thinking about how we’ve managed to make going for a family walk not only normal, but also enjoyable for our two boys. I’m no expert by any means, but I thought I’d jot down some thoughts on raising happy walkers based on our experiences. I’d love to hear your ideas too!

Group Shelters

Group Shelters

I always carry a group shelter if we are somewhere remote or exposed to the weather. In winter, this means I sometimes take a shelter on what might be considered benign adventures. Usually, the shelter isn’t needed and, although it doesn’t weigh much, a niggling feeling of carrying unnecessary kit begins to take hold. But every now and then, something happens that proves just how useful a group shelter can be…

Rucksack Packing For Minxes

Rucksack Packing For Minxes

With the realisation that our youngest minx is soon to start school (already!), Jon and I decided to up our expectations of what the girls can plan and do themselves when we go on family walks. Also, next month we’re planning a wee holiday on a remote island without a car (oh me... was that really a smart move..?!) so we’re trying to get the girls to be a bit more self-sufficient too.

How to Get Them to Walk (Part 1)

How to Get Them to Walk (Part 1)

“But how do you get them to walk?” This is something I am frequently asked by other parents when we exchange stories about weekends and holidays and I tell them about our walks. “I’d love to do a walk like that with my children, but it’s just not possible!” they say. My standard answer is that it’s almost certainly possible with a bit of determination and imagination.

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