Learning How to Wild Forage

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

Exploring Dominica – The Adventure Island

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

Our Family Goals for 2021

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

52 Microadventures

One of our family goals for 2020 was to complete 52 microadventures, defined as “adventures that are short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding.” We stretched this definition a little as there were a few exciting adventures we wanted to experience further afield. We’ve finally achieved our goal and this post reviews our year of microadventures which turned out to be the perfect antidote to the difficult 2020 Covid pandemic. At various points, we all pushed ourselves out of our comfort zones, tried new activities, made the simple feel special and exciting by adding a new dimension, and had a ball in the process! … More 52 Microadventures

Five Autumnal Lockdown Microadventures

I don’t know about you, but I’m so much happier if I’ve spent a good chunk of time outside in the fresh air. As are our kids, although it can be hard this time of year to encourage them into the great outdoors. Having a focus and making it into an adventure makes it so much more appealing. Here are five autumnal microadventures that we’ve enjoyed recently, which can all be done during the lockdown period. … More Five Autumnal Lockdown Microadventures

Microadventures in Devon

As psychologist Claudia Hammond says, “The more we move away from our regular routine, and the more conscious we are of what we’re doing, the more slowly time seems to pass.”

So, to live in the moment, we need to actively engage the underused conscious parts of our mind – those needed for learning new skills and trying new activities or novel experiences.

This blog post (co-written by Bean11 and me) shows how we incorporated a series of microadventures into our Devon holiday to do just that. … More Microadventures in Devon