I have read to my children since the day they were born. Now they are a little bit older they have a real love of books. We enjoy snuggling on the old rocking chair in the corner of the lounge room, reading books with the sun streaming through the window. It is a time I cherish as I feel really connected to my children.
Our house is full of children’s books, the bookshelf is over following. There are so many books to choose from however my little ones are always drawn to books about nature.Read More »
If you already follow this blog you will know that we are a family who loves to camp and go on adventures. One of the things I struggle with while camping is keeping the kids warm at bed time. JJ hates being in a sleeping bag and often complains that her back is cold while she is sleeping on her stretcher.Read More »
On our recent trip back to my home town we were lucky enough to house sit on a farm. The lure of an old farm house, wide open spaces, a warm cosy fire to sit by was too much to pass up. In return we had to feed a few animals which gave the children great joy.
Turning onto the dirt road and seeing a cloud of red dust in the review mirror made me feel at ease. A reminder of the country life I had left behind.Read More »
Dalwallinu will always be my home. It is the place I grew up, where 4 generations have lived. This is the longest I have been away from my home and I had a strong urge to return to my roots. Show my children what country life is like.
Dalwallinu is located 252 kilometres north east of Perth, a place of wheat and wattle. A wheat and sheep farming town but also known for it’s wildflowers. From July to October the country side bursts into bloom with a large variety of wildflowers.
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Father’s day will be here before you know it. If you haven’t got your dad a present yet or stuck for ideas I have a spied a few gift ideas for the outdoors dad.
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Nature play has so many benefits for children but what about us adults? When I am surrounded by nature I feel calmer, my mind clears and my body relaxes.
My mood changes when I am am in nature and I have a relaxed state of mind. I don’t even realise that I feel stressed yet I can feel my body relax, the tightness around my chest and shoulders disappears. My body relaxes and I finally I feel like I can breathe.
I have come up with a list of things you can do when you are in nature to help you feel better. Help you feel calmer and relaxed, even if it is just a a few minutes.Read More »
The dark clouds were rolling in but we needed to get out of the house and go on an adventure. The whole family has been sick, we had to escape these four walls and get some fresh air. We headed to the Perth Hills to explore the spectacular Lesmurdie Falls.Read More »