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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  1. January 8, 2017 / 7:15 am

    The Ordinary Moments is one of my favourite linkies too, I’m glad you’re co-hosting it. Your photos this week are beautiful and I love Troy’s hat!

  2. January 8, 2017 / 7:22 am

    We love a winter walk and definitely the excuse of a hot chocolate and cake afterwards. Gorgeous photos and we can’t wait for sunnier days either. X

  3. January 8, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Oh these pictures are gorgeous Donna! I had to force myself out when it’s bitterly cold but you’re right it’s worth the effort because we all feel so much better afterwards. I’m so excited to be joining in with the ordinary moments again this year and I’m so happy you’re so-hosting with Katie! Xx

  4. January 8, 2017 / 11:08 am

    We were planning on going today but it’s started raining grrrr!!
    Lovely to see you co-hosting too x

  5. January 8, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    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

  6. January 8, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    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.

  7. January 8, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Lovely photos. We’re loving these dry days right now and it’s so warm compared to previous years isn’t it? I’m now hoping it doesn’t suddenly snow once we’re back at school!

  8. January 8, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Lovely photos Donna!Good to see you making the most of getting outdoors. We really need to do that in the winter as we tend to stay indoors when its cold. Wish we could get out this weekend but Harry has the chicken pox xx

  9. January 8, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    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

  10. January 8, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    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 πŸ™‚ Jo x

  11. January 8, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    When it’s cold outside I always hesitate about going out, but as soon as I do I love it! The boys don’t seem to care if it’s cold and love having a run around. I love Nat Trust too, we have the Vyne near us which is great to let them run free! Looking forward to linking up xx

  12. January 8, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    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!

  13. January 9, 2017 / 1:47 am

    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

    • January 9, 2017 / 8:16 am

      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 πŸ™‚ You then just pop back to my post and add your post’s link at the end πŸ™‚ Would love to have you joining in x

  14. January 9, 2017 / 9:42 am

    The National Trust is great for winter walks especially if you have a membership – I know it won’t matter if the weather changes and becomes miserable, we can go another time and it won’t cost! Great photos – looks like a fab day πŸ˜€

  15. January 9, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Lovely photos and I love a good winter walk and day out too. We braved All Things Wild in Evesham last week with my Sister and her children and although we were a bit cold it was such fun! πŸ™‚ Jess xx

  16. January 9, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I love a good winter walk – makes you appreciate the indoors even more when you get home! Thanks for hosting #ordinarymoments

  17. January 10, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Ah such lovely photos Donna. I used to be a hibernate kind of a girl too but have in the past few years made the most of the outside at all times of the year – well unless it is raining that is, then I can be found inside with a cup of tea! x

  18. January 11, 2017 / 9:27 am

    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

  19. January 11, 2017 / 10:50 am

    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

  20. January 15, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    What lovely pics, such cuties

    Cat x

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