Wild Family Fun

Tales of living, working and enjoying life in the outdoors

February 22, 2014

Simple Things! (Viva The Bare Necessities).

We seem to be living in an age where our lives are governed by technology and computers, instantaneous social networking and communiactions, the pressure upon children to perform well in school tests, parents / guardians having to work full-time, the need for continual budgeting and the constant spectre of financial constraints dictating our lifestyle. Being a parent, throughout all of this, can be difficult and tiring but, with a little effort and imagination, it can also feel like it’s the best job in the world.

A simple drive to our local nature reserve, meeting up with much-loved family, the mind-set of accepting that “its gonna be a muddy day”, forcing on waterproofs and wellies, and throwing together a small bag of bird feed is sometimes all it takes to have a great day.

Being outdoor’s lets us breath, relax and have conversations with people, and that’s just what the adults get out of it.

My daughter and her younger cousin had freedom, climbed trees, discovered and explored, stomped in muddy puddles, put bird seed on their heads, saw squirrels leaping from trees, kicked muddy water at the adults……. the list is endless of all the experiences they gained in just one day.

Looking over the pictures taken on the day, it just goes to illustrate the massive amount of family fun that can be gained from such a simple activity as a muddy welly walk. It cost next-to-nothing, gave us all a daily dose of exercise, and we bonded, talked and had loads of fun.

Playing in the outdoors is a “must” for all ages…… whatever the weather !!!!


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

6 thoughts on “Simple Things! (Viva The Bare Necessities).

  1. I love the balanced way you’re bringing the children up to understand what’s important in life. It’s too easy to rely on the computer games to keep them occupied and while they have their place, they don’t teach interaction which is the best thing a child can learn.
    If I was wearing a hat right now Kim, I’d take it off to you.
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx

    1. kim says:

      Hi David, thank you. Even working with young people I see how technology is the focus
      of their childhood. It does have it’s place but like all things in life it should be
      in moderation.
      Always love your positive comments.
      Take care,

  2. Coombemill says:

    Having now met your daughter I know how much she will have enjoyed that walk. My Mum is still raving about her beautiful hair and how mine was once that colour too. Thank you for sharingyour welly walk on Country Kids

    1. kim says:

      Hi, I think she’s at her happiest when she’s outside. I really do love the colour of her hair, and she’s never allowed to dye it when she’s older!

  3. Tat says:

    Your daughter looks like she’s having a great time in the muddy water. So much excitement and you;re right, it ‘s easy and doesn’t cost anything.

    1. kim says:

      Hi, Thank you. I love the photo, think it captures all the fun of being outside and just enjoying the environment.

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