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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.