Our 2015 adventures: part one

I know, I know. I’m writing the year off before we’re even in the last month of 2015, but bear with me.

It’s been a fairly busy year for us, trip-wise. Most of our adventures have been in the UK this year, and that’ll probably be the case every year since our wonderful country has so much to offer. Looking back over this year made me realise just how fortunate we are.

January

Agadir, Morocco

The first trip of the year was one I took without Ted and the boys. My friend Emma and I decided to take a three night break somewhere sunny to celebrate my birthday, and decided upon Agadir. I’d always wanted to visit Morocco and although originally I had planned on going to Marrakech, I’m really glad we opted for the more southerly (and therefore warmer) destination.

We managed to squeeze quite a lot into that little break, though I’d definitely go back and do even more.

Camel riding

February

Geocaching

Now this isn’t travel per se, but it’s certainly an adventure which we embarked upon in February this year. We love geocaching and try to do some wherever we go as part of our trip. Come to think of it, we haven’t done any in quite a few weeks so perhaps that needs to go on our to-do list for November. If you’ve never heard of it, check out geocaching.com – if you’re the outdoorsy type, it’s likely to be right up your street (or forest path).

Geocaching 2

The beauty of Spring.

Looking back through my photos, we don’t appear to have had any adventures outside of our regular local jaunts this month, but there’s no reason not to take advantage of the lighter evenings and crisp, bright weekends once Winter starts to ease off. One day in particular springs to mind for February. It was too nice a day after school just to go home and watch TV, so the boys and I headed for a local country park to skim some stones and collect pebbles to paint. It was a mini adventure that cost nothing and made a happy memory.

skimming stonesMarch

Connecting with nature

Once Spring began to creep through the cold wintry ground, we seized our first real opportunity of the year and took the boys on a wildlife walk. There were no breaks from school in March (sob) so again we seized the opportunity to enjoy our early evenings and our weekends.

Rowan kept that feather for months – I had to carry it around in my handbag!

Wildlife walk collage

We’ve done such a lot this year as a family and not all of it cost money or took a long time. You can have fun and enjoy a family adventure right on your doorstep. Next week I’ll cover April to June… I’m looking forward to looking back on those!

3 Comments

  1. HodgePodgeDays

    What a lovely post. Looking back it can be hard to remember what you’ve done, but actually even stay-close-to-home me has been away more times than I can count this year. Love the pictures of the boys, but that camel looks like it’s got the hump (sorry, not sorry) x

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  2. MissPond

    Looks like you have had a wonderful year of travel! I’ve never been to Morocco, it is on my list. I used to love wildlife walks as a kid, we had a bug pot we could view things in 🙂 I now run a Brownie group and I like to do nature walks with them too!
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  3. Maxine

    What a lovely post and a great way to start off the year. I’ve heard of geocaching but never actually tried it. You’re right, it’s amazing what fun we can have on our doorstep without spending a lot of money 🙂

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