So, Nick and I have been a couple of busy bees over the past few months setting up our newest venture, Curious Wolves.
We love travelling and when people found out I was pregnant all I ever heard was ‘well you can’t go on anymore holidays now then’ and I’ve heard it said to many pregnant friends since.
The idea of travelling with our child has always filled us with excitement and wherever we’ve been we’ve always said ‘Imagine coming back here one day and doing this with our children’.
I’m not entirely sure what stops people going away on adventures with their kids. I don’t know if it’s money, stress or the embarrassment and confrontation that can be involved in dealing with unruly kids and frustrated passengers on aeroplanes, but whatever the reason, we wanted to create something to inspire people to keep travelling.
So we decided to create Curious Wolves. Our focus is on travelling with kids but we wanted it to be a site for adults. There’ll be a heavy focus on food (of course) and we’ll be sharing our favourite products and tips along the way.
As well as the website, we also hope to make short, low-cost travel ebooks in the future and are currently in the process of getting some awesome designs done by our favourite illustrators for some t-shirts and babygrows that we hope to sell.
Moors Valley is a country park on the border of Dorset and Hampshire. It’s amazing. It’s got a great big play park for big kids and a separate one for smaller kids, a huge field for picnics next to a fishing lake, a golf course, a visitor centre and cafe, a train you can go on, GoApe course & segway tours, a huge playtrail that takes you around the forest, a tree top trail and best of all, it’s completely free. (Except the car park, which is quite expensive, but there are plenty of ways to access Moors Valley from other parts of the forest without paying for parking).
We go to Moors Valley quite often but I’ve only actually blogged about it once before, back in March when Hux was only 5 months old and couldn’t really go on many things. Nick and I have both been going since we were little and we really love it. We park in my hometown of Verwood at Potterne Park and walk 20 minutes through the forest to get there as it’s quite a nice walk and means you don’t have to pay for the car park.
Now that Huxley can walk he had an absolute blast. He crawled around the bird’s nest and the snakes and just went for it on the massive slide in the park. When I put the video on Facebook, my stepdad said ‘wow you were brave letting go of him at the top of that big slide’ and I said we didn’t even get a chance to grab hold of him let alone let go of him! He was off as soon as he got there!
The other day while Nick was in a meeting I was left to my own devices and decided to browse the rails at TK Maxx. I spied this beauty of a jumper from a little way off and made a beeline for it. I was pleased to discover when I arrived that it was in my size, was by & Other Stories and was £16 instead of the original £45. Winner.
These pictures honestly don’t do the snuggly, chunky knit the justice it deserves.
Jumper: & Other Stories | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: TOMs