Mamma Outdoor Adventure Challenges – 12 In 12 Months

This is me….. a 43 year old wife and Mamma of three.  Expat, dog walker, and general children’s  activity taxi lady.  Definitely more comfortable behind the camera than in front!  Very sensitive, quite stubborn, but hugely enthusiastic about life, with a passion for the great outdoors.  In a previous life I had ambitions of being a ballet dancer, before I swapped …

Campfire Popcorn – An Easy and Delicious Treat

We love our campfires, but during the winter when it is freezing temperatures and snow, it is even more important to keep our morale boosting treats simple.  So, with this in mind we decided to try campfire popcorn for the first time.  The great thing about this treat is you can be a little creative with it.  Do whatever your taste …

Hiking With Children Packing Checklist

In previous posts I have written about tips for hiking with children (and ultimately surviving the hike!), and the benefits of hiking with children, so in this post I want to provide a guide to packing – a hiking with children packing checklist.  This is not really about what they are wearing, I’d like to assume they already have proper footwear and appropriate outdoor …

Apple and Cinnamon Porridge – A Warming Breakfast

This apple and cinnamon porridge breakfast is quick and easy (a big plus point when you are outdoors), tasty, and very filling.  It’s perfect for starting the day in the great outdoors, or as a snack to make when out hiking for the day as it will give you lots of energy. Ingredients For Apple And Cinnamon Porridge  (This is …

Outdoor Play For Teenagers – 11 Ideas

Outdoor play for children is so important for all ages (read here to find out why), and in this mini series of posts I will run through some varying outdoor play ideas for different age groups of children.  This post is all about outdoor play for teenagers.  This age group is such fun as you extend their boundaries, give them more independence, …

Bastasjö Friluftsområde – An Outdoor Family Haven

Bastasjö is a lake that is the centre piece of the Bastasjö friluftsområde, outdoor area.  It is very convenient being only about a 15 minute drive from the centre of the city of Karlskrona in the south of Sweden.  It is a huge area of hiking trails around the surrounding woods.  What makes this place so good for families are several …

Allemansrätten – Our Impact On Nature & How To Minimise It

Allemansrätten is a unique Swedish concept, of the right of public access to roam freely almost anywhere in the countryside.  However, a few responsibilities come with this privilege.  We need to take care of nature and wildlife, respect landowners and others enjoying the countryside, respect the land and leave no trace that you have been there, and do not disturb and …