I’m so pleased to launch the first A Wanderful Childhood. You can read all about A Wanderful Childhood here and it’s also a series where I hope to share our monthly travels far and wide along with trips and days out closer to home. There’s also a great Instagram community here too where bloggers and non bloggers can share their trips or adventures with their children by using the hashtag #awanderfulchildhood. It would be great to have you join in.
January is always a hard month for getting out there and having adventures, it’s a time of year when I’d be happy to hibernate. Luckily we started the year off well with a trip during the first week of January skiing in Slovenia. It was wonderful to watch the children take to the slopes with a confidence I could only dream of. I’m still trying to feel completely confident on the snow so I do watch them with slight pangs of envy!
Slovenia is a beautiful country with such friendly people. We took a half day trip to Ljubljana and absolutely loved exploring the streets, it’s somewhere I know I want to come back to, it’s so underrated and full of quirky sights. We loved the pillars along the main pedestrianised part of the town which were pointing the way.
The rest of the month has been readjusting back to the school routine. I find January so tricky as it’s so wet and cold and dark. I’ve been buying daffodils every week to keep me feeling cheery as I look at their bright, happy, spring-like yellow faces! Mixed with some of the last gingerbread dough from, of all places, IKEA (seriously, it’s delicious!!) it made me smile this month.
I also really liked when the ten-year old changed our light box to the sentiment we’re all feeling! Bring on half term, I am happily planning adventures for February and beyond.
On some of the brighter days last week my five-year old made me smile with his home-made kite he’d made in class and which he raced along the school field to make it ‘fly’ in the sky. He was filled with so much joy at this little act I couldn’t help but smile at him and the lovely simple pleasures of childhood.
We managed to find time to meet friends for some tapas in Bristol and a wandering through Bath to look at some of the beautiful architecture. I’m trying to enjoy even the foggiest of days which I know will soon pass as the seasons start to change. I’m excited for all of the plans that are coming together for February too so can’t wait to share those next month.
I would love to hear about your adventures this month, please link up your own post about your month of travels or close-to-home wanderings, or a specific post about a travel event or trip, I’d love to read them.
The #AWanderfulChildhood linky will be open for the whole month.
Guidance for writers linking up with A Wanderful Childhood:
- You can link up to 1 post per week and it needs to be related to travel with kids or adventures with your children.
- Comment on the main linked post above and as many of the posts as you can (but a minimum of two please) – let’s make this a great community.
- It would also be great if you could share your post (using the hashtag #AWanderfulChildhood) on your social media channels to help grow the community. Nichola will also retweet all your posts via Twitter if you tag @globalmouse1 in your tweets!
- Feel free to grab our badge if you would like, the code is below.
- AWanderfulChildhood links up on the first Monday of the month and will be open for you to link your post for the month.
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