Winter Walks {The Ordinary Moments}

I am so pleased to be kicking off the year co-hosting The Ordinary Moments with Katie. It has been one of my favourite linkies pretty much since I started blogging and I have joined in religiously, with The Ordinary Moments helping to keep my blog about the things that I started blogging to record in the first place. If you want to start recording these little ordinary moments too – feel free to join in, add the badge and link up at the bottom of the post and find some other lovely blogs to read too.

Since Christmas we have been trying to get out and about as much as possible, making the most of the dry, sunny weather to have some time outdoors. Some days have been bitterly cold but we have made the most of our National Trust membership to go on some lovely winter walks.

In previous years we have been fair weather outdoors types. We have stayed inside pretty much from October to March and have then lived outdoors, doing as much as we possibly can. But this winter we decided to make the most of any dry days and get our on as many little adventures as possible.

These trips are often just an hour or two, wandering around woodland or the grounds of an old house followed by a warming drink and a slice of cake before heading home. It’s all we need to make us feel refreshed, get colour in our cheeks and smiles on our faces. You really can’t beat time outside, together, to make you feel more alive and ready for anything.

The children love time outside too and love playing games and exploring together. They’re always happier when they’re together and seeing them both, with little red noses and their wooly hats on, holding hands or chasing each other, makes me so happy. Winter may not be our favourite time, and now that Christmas is over we are definitely willing spring to arrive, but we are making the most of these winter days even if it’s purely to grab an hour or two together.

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23 thoughts on “Winter Walks {The Ordinary Moments}

  1. Ah I’ll have to pop the badge on but for some reason my phone isn’t letting me at the moment! Happy new year to you, these are gorgeous photos and you really can’t beat a good National Trust walk can you? We love our passes

  2. Jut beautiful pictures – you’re children are adorable – wish mine were small again – all that colour you can dress them in – a huge dose of dark colours in this house now! Mine used to love walks coffee and cake too – great way to get them outdoors and letting off all that energy!! #theordinarymoments

  3. I do like a nice winter walk and you’re right, it’s definitely worth the effort. We were going to head out today actually but it’s rather foggy and damp here. You have some gorgeous photos there Donna.

  4. Yay! So pleased to see you co-hosting The Ordinary Moments Donna. I’ve loved reading both yours and Katie’s posts last year. We’re hoping to get out more this year, although it’s really drizzly here today and I’m full of cold so we’re having a lazy PJ day!

    Lovely photographs of the children Donna, such gorgeous kids x

  5. Good for you guys – I’m definitely a fair weather adventurer but I’m hoping to change that too. Fresh air is good for the mind so I’m told ๐Ÿ™‚ Jo x

  6. Lovely photos Donna, and looks like you had a lovely day out. We don’t live close to any national trust properties which is a shame because I’d love a membership so we could go exploring like this. We usually get out and about whatever the weather but we’ve kind of been in hibernation this winter. I’m longing for spring now!
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  7. Hi,
    We love walks and getting outdoors too, I love taking pictures of my little ginger beauty when the colours are so autumnal it looks amazing!
    I would love to join the ordinary moments but I’m a complete blogging newby and have no idea how to get the badge on my page and link up etc.. Any help would be appreciated
    Lauren xx

    1. You just pick a post that fits the theme – any ordinary moments of your life – and add the badge code on the ‘HTML/Text’ part in the editor when you’re writing the post – but the badge is optional, if you can’t get it to work don’t worry about it ๐Ÿ™‚ You then just pop back to my post and add your post’s link at the end ๐Ÿ™‚ Would love to have you joining in x

  8. Lovely pictures Donna. National trust is wonderful for getting out with the kids and walking in beautiful places ..its most certainly worth the money! Glad to have you as a host – I am a regular Ordinary Moments girl! x

  9. Gorgeous photos – you can’t beat a good walk in the winter. I’m so excited to be linking up this year – I love anything that records everyday life with the littles! xx #ordinarymoments

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