Wild Family Fun

Tales of living, working and enjoying life in the outdoors


Thank goodness for wellies!

A good pair of wellies has always been a must-have in our house. I can still remember the first red and white pair my daughter had, as soon as she was able to walk.

What follows is the reason why wellies are so important to us! A simple afternoon walk in some local woods with friends turned into the most muddiest wet-welly walk.

With just a rucksack packed with drinks, snacks and a few choccy sweets, we spent hours wandering around the forests at Caerphilly mountain, and exploring local nature reserves and pathways.

As my daughter grows older, I am so happy that she’s found friends who enjoy the outdoors and still have a passion for exploring. We’re finding that, as she gets older, we’ve started having discussions about boys, make-up and how she feels that things are changing slightly as she grows up. Having this lovely day out made us all forget school issues and other worries, and the girls just got outside and had fun. Nobody moaned, and there were no groans about getting muddy and having dirty hands. Just lots of lovely, squelchy muddy puddles, and competitions to see who could get their wellies stuck first!

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We saw huge tree root structures, a few tree trunks with wild mushrooms growing on the side, and even found a small pond for a bit of exploring and bug spotting.

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It was a very easy and relaxed afternoon out and, luckily, only twenty minutes from our home. At the end of our adventure, my daughter and her friends couldn’t wait to get home, pull on their pj’s, and enjoy a hot chocolate and some lovely homemade biscuits as a treat.

So, our walks are the reason my car boot has a permanently muddy box tucked away inside, and I always carry spare clothes for my daughter in the car!

I hope she never grows out the joyous freedom of jumping into a muddy puddle!

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My Sunday Photo

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The warm weather is on its’ way! We found this gorgeous little creature hiding in sticks, while we were on a walk. It’s great to see the changing of the season, and wildlife starting to show themselves again.

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My Sunday Photo

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This was taken at the wonderful photography session from the BlogOnCymru conference in Cardiff this weekend. Thank you to the organisers for a lovely day.

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365 Project Week 9

Wow week 9, so glad I’m keeping up!

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46: A morning of homework, ready for the start of school after half term. Space is this terms theme.

47: I feel like I’m living in mud lately. This was the view of my poor boots just after 20 minutes of walking in work on Monday.

48: A lovely day of introducing orienteering to a new group on Tuesday. Cosmeston Lakes in Penarth is very close to Cardiff and a great place to introduce groups to the outdoors.

49: I helped out at my daughters school today. They have introduced a Co Op healthy eating project. It only costs £3 for a bag of delicious fruit/vegetables or salad. A brilliant project to promote.

50: Baking, baking , baking! Welsh cakes and shortbread biscuits ready for the St Davids Day competition in school.

51: The winner entry {hopefully}.  At least we get a nice treat if we don’t win,

52: The new addition to my daughters bedroom.  A glitter ball! Every night is a disco night.

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