In the previous post we redefined what adventure means. That made for an interesting time writing a short-list of things we’d like to do this year.
We weren’t restricted thinking about the big things, the mad over-the-top crazy things. We could just look for adventure outside our front door. This made for an intriguing assortment of ideas.
I visited various websites for inspiration. I also looked through my copy of Alastair Humphrey’s book. A lot of that wasn’t suitable for four little girls but it’s got some great ideas in it.
Knowing our girls – mine especially – there were some ideas put on the back-burner. We weren’t confident that they’d be up to the challenge yet. We’re hoping that in time, maybe, we’ll reach a point where they can be added to future lists. We’ll see.
Below is the list of adventures we’ll attempt to have with the girls over the course of this year:
Journey round our home
- Collect leaf rubbings
- Mushroom forage
- Botanical ramble
- Cycle through a forest
Walk the woods in the dark
- Fly a kite
Paint with light
- Hunt for weeping angels
Sleep out in our garden Walk part of a National Trail Climb the highest point in the county
- Uncover hidden dragons
- Investigate insects
- Build a woodland den
- Search for flotsam and jetsam
Navigate to geocaches Roll down an ancient hill
- Make land art
- Observe the night sky
- Dice walk
- Stone footprints
The list above isn’t in any particular order. We should be able to do a lot of them at any point throughout the year.
Okay, there are a few that have to be done at the right time of year, but the rest should be fine when ever. I suspect our unpredictable weather may play a big part on what’s done when!
Below is the list of a few more taxing adventures we’d like to have over the course of this year:
- Walk from King Henry’s Mound to St. Paul’s Cathedral
Take a taster course in something we’ve never done before
- Complete at least two more legs of the Thames Path
- Take a sunrise walk
- Walk over quicksand
- Walk with wolves
Make the most of our local countryside
Again, the list above isn’t in any particular order. We’ll aim on fitting these in on our “off” weekends with the girls. I expect things will be added to the list as the year progresses too.
With the vast majority of the decorating of the house now finished, we should be able to get out and about more this year!
At the end of the day, that’s what this site’s all about…getting out and having fun!
“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca