Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The Best Things About Little Winter Adventures

OK, so the weather may not be as nice as it could be, but sometimes getting out and about in the winter has it's own rewards, and unexpected surprises...

Having the entire beach to yourself.

Being able to mess around; laugh; shout; sing and dance like nobody's watching - because really, nobody is!

Not another soul for as far as the eye can see.

Pure uninterrupted views without tourists and backpackers.

Storms turn up treasure.

Windswept beaches are perfect for finding driftwood and shells.  Forests give up their pine cones and pretty lichen covered twigs. There's more bounty to be had after a big storm.

Car Picnics.

When the weather suddenly turns, we peel off our wet waterproofs and muddy boots and retreat to the car for our lunch. A thoroughly British tradition! We always pack a treat and the new fruit-filled Barny bars are perfect energy boosters for tired little legs.

Hot flasks.

Hot chocolate on the go, without having to pay coffee shop prices.

Steamy windows.

Writing on the car windows while the storm rages outside.

Cuddles for warmth.

Cold biting winds are the perfect excuse for a cuddle.  Not that we need an excuse.

Warming your toes by the fire.

At the end of the day, kicking your boots off and curling up in front of a blazing fire.

What are your favourite things about winter adventures?

This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Winter Little Adventures Challenge’ sponsored by Barny, individually wrapped bear-shaped sponges with a hidden filling. Find out more about Barny here www.barnyworld.co.uk 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. What an amazing day. This looks like so much fun and the fire is just pure bliss x

    1. It was a lot of fun and yes, the fire was a 'warm' welcome home!

  2. Looks like you were all having a great time, we have had a few car picnics just recently too! Mich x

    1. Car picnics have a certain charm don't they Mich?!

  3. My perfect day at the beach and what wonderful photography, that first photo and the feet by the fire are full of atmosphere and feeling. A great Barny entry and Country Kids post.

  4. Such a lovely post with amazing pics. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  5. Beautiful photos. Memories for life.