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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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. 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

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