I’m a big believer in the importance a very long summer holiday. Like many of the most academically successful countries in the world, we take an extended 10-week break. Learning never stops, it just takes a different form. This post looks at some of the benefits – I’m sure you’ll be able to relate! … More The Benefits of the Long Summer Holiday
Our weekend’s microadventure: a kids’ mud obstacle race in Essex! Check out the post for pictures and a short video of Bean10’s muddy fun day out! … More A Mud Obstacle Race Adventure!
It’s been a cathartic process to write up the highs and lows of our latest crazy adventure, so if you’re interested to find out what it’s like to run/walk/hobble through 100km, in the format of 4km loops run on the hour, every hour, for 25 consecutive hours, read on… And just a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us virtually, in person or through your sponsorship. And particularly to Will and Ellie for completing this mad challenge with us! … More Running Our First 100km Ultramarathon
With the onset of the sun, our lives have been consumed with all things cricket related. During the many hours spent watching Bean10 play, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to observe and reflect on the huge benefits to be gained from being part of any team sport.
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” Phil Jackson
… More The Benefits of Children Playing Team Sport
For many years, I’ve had the desire to learn the old-age craft of searching for my own food in the wild rather than a supermarket, but my own ignorance and fear of accidentally picking something poisonous held me back. So, when I happened upon a local and highly rated foraging course, I booked us all straight in! Read this post to find out more about our latest microadventure! … More Learning How to Wild Forage
With lockdown starting to ease and the weather sunny and bright, we’ve finally started to venture outside of Kent (!) to enjoy some much-needed family adventure time! Here are seven ideas for microadventures perfect for completing during springtime in the UK. Hope you find some inspiration! … More 7 Spring Microadventures
At the beginning of the first lockdown, we instigated a now much-treasured family tradition of a Saturday family movie night. Here are thirty of our favourites – some classics, others recently released; some light-hearted, others more serious and poignant – all of which will be loved by tweens/teens and adults alike. … More 30 Family Movies to Watch with Your Tweens/Teens (that Parents Will Love too!)
I’m creating a UK bucket list of places to visit, along with educational adventures and physical challenges that we’d love to do as a family. Then, when the restrictions lift, we’ll choose our favourites, and adventure here we come! See this new monthly post for some inspiring links to intrepid escapades to have with your kids on this diverse isle of ours! … More Family Adventure Inspiration
Known as the Caribbean’s adventure island, Dominica is without doubt the perfect spot for thrill-seeking families, with gorgeous volcanic scenery, stunning waterfalls, boiling lakes, hot springs, secret coves, a permanent pod of sperm whales, oh and no poisonous snakes or spiders. Heaven! In honour of the anniversary of our visit (after which we hit our first lockdown), I felt it was a good time to record our adventures on this amazing little island. … More Exploring Dominica – The Adventure Island
Last year for the first time, I shared and committed to our family goals on this blog. Somehow, pledging our plans in this way meant we were all much more motivated to achieve them. And although we didn’t succeed with everything, we did complete some feats of which I’m really proud. This post documents our family plans for 2021 from a biodiversity project, to more microadventures to endurance, skill and personal challenges (including a crazy plan to run 100km in 25 hours for the adults!). Can’t wait to get started! … More Our Family Goals for 2021