A Weekend of Downtime {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

As a family we are always on the go. We are always off somewhere, doing something, planning something. Our lives are busy but we quite like it that way and so we squeeze as much as we can into every weekend and every school holiday.

Last Christmas was much the same although from a few days after Christmas we had no plans and instead we spent a few days at home, playing with Lego, reading and relaxing. We topped this off with a weekend at Darwin Forest doing much of the same in the beautiful surroundings of forest and wooden lodges.

Usually when we go away we fill our time with local attractions and excursions, seeing as much as we possible could of the local area whilst we’re there and not spending much time in the accomodation at all. But, this time was different.

We actually switched off for a weekend, played games, had slow mornings, went swimming and just stepped back a little. We walked through the forest, played crazy golf and had a slower pace. We went somewhere new and rather than try to cram everything in we just relaxed instead – and it was lovely.

I think our weekend at Darwin Forest taught me that we don’t always have to be full steam ahead and that we can go on adventures and have downtime whilst we’re there. We can slow down, relax and have fun all at the same time. It was a really lovely weekend and I hope we have more weekends full of downtime in the coming months too.

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  1. January 13, 2019 / 10:36 am

    That sounds like a lovely weekend. It took me a long time to realise we didn’t need as many plans to keep everyone occupied. Glad you enjoyed x

  2. Iris Tilley
    January 13, 2019 / 6:19 pm

    Always such fun

  3. January 13, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    Awww you always have such action packed weekends, it makes me realise that we need to get out some more rather than relaxing at home. Such lovely photos Donna x

  4. January 14, 2019 / 12:47 am

    Lovely photos from your weekend. I sometimes forget that spending time with the children is just as important as planning various activities and days out – they quite often ask me for chill days now they are a little older.

  5. January 14, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    What a nice way to take some time out. It’s mad going back to school and work after Christmas and New Year, so definitely good to take it slow at the weekend x #TheOrdinaryMoments

  6. January 15, 2019 / 11:57 am

    It looks like you had a great time, I used to live very close to Darwin Forest and it really is the ideal place for downtime! Something I think we all need a bit more of! Lovely photos… especially the first one of them holding hands x

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