Sunday, 15 December 2013

Long Winter Walks

It’s getting chilly outside, time for us all to wrap up warm in big winter coats.  We do not have the luxury of hibernating inside when it gets colder; the boys need long walks to burn off their energy!  Living where we do there is not a huge amount to do in winter, no cinema, no soft play area, so even if the weather is poor we have to make the best of it and head outside.  I wish we had some decent indoor entertainment options but we do on the upside live in a beautiful place. 

But spending any length of time outside when its bitter is no small feat, as the boys walk ever so slowly along you soon wish for the comforts of home (hot tea and central heating!) and to usher them along a bit quicker.  As the boys go about picking sticks and jumping in puddles I can still feel toasty if I invest in an appropriate coat. 

My hunt for a decent winter coat has not been easy.  We went shopping to the city and the boys were messing in the clothes rails, hiding under them and generally making coat shopping difficult!  So I gave up and took my search online whilst they slept (much easier on my sanity!) and Jacksons of Old Arley had plenty to offer.

I especially like the Jack Wolfskin jackets I think if I had one I would not rush them home so quick from a walk and make the most of being outdoors.

We could try a scavenger hunt or a nature walk; we could look for leaves and flowers to make a display with their glue and paints.  Basically I could keep them busy for longer then the house might not be quite so upside down after the weekend.

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