A look back at Summer

A look back at Summer

It’s very much Autumn now, there is a leaf blower walking outside my window as I type.  It’s making me feel a little nostalgic so I have decided to take a look back at all the fun things we have been doing over the Summer.   Going back through my old posts was quite enlightening.  There are some trips that I swore were Summer trips but as we did them back in Spring I won’t include them in this round-up!

Kicking off the start of the Summer, my Mum and I went camping with the Robot to Eskdale in the Lake District.  Train rides and walks were the order of this holiday.  Dave joined us for an evening too.  The Robot was 11 months at the time and it was great to let the Robot explore and crawl around the campsite.

Buzzards, Bats & Best Friends 

Throughout June we took part in the #30DaysWild Challenge.  We had to complete a random act of wilderness everyday throughout June.  It was an opportunity to get outside and do something a bit different everyday.   The Robot was a little bit too young for the challenge but I dragged him outside with me to do all sorts.  I enjoyed getting a bit crafty myself by card making, weaving and making Elderflower cordial.   There are plenty more things too, I listed them in my finale post here:

Quiet Time #30DaysWild The Final Day

My favourite trip of the Summer has to be our cycle camping adventure to Malham Cove.    Cycle touring was one of our favourite things to do prior to having the Robot.  We really wanted to try it with a baby in tow and we managed to do it twice!  This was our second trip.  The key to making it work is to not cycle very far.  We caught the train and cycled the 10 miles to Malham Cove.   If there is one link you read from this round-up this is the one I hope you pick:

Cycle Camping to Malham Cove

This summer I have discovered my love of Geocaching.  A live global outdoor treasure hunt.  All around the world there are little boxes of treasure hiding.  It’s amazing.  You get the co-ordinates of the location then off you go to find them.   There are millions.  My total finds are at 17 so far.  I’ve a long way to go but I hope that the Robot will enjoy it when he is older too.

Geocaching Our First Month

There are plenty of other places we’ve been to over the Summer and not all of them are in one individual blog post.  We’ve walked, cycled, caught the train, driven and even watched boats go by.  Even though Autumn is one of my favourite seasons I will look back fondly at this Summer, the Robots first full Summer.

A Last Minute Summer Holiday

What have been your favourite things this Summer?   Did you go anywhere nice?


  1. It looks like you certainly kept busy this summer, it’s always fun to look back on the adventures you’ve had. It’s been fab to watch the Robot as he gets more confident throughout the summer, I’m sure in no time at all he’ll be walking and cycling alongside you. I look forward to reading about the adventures you get up to over the autumn and into winter too!

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    1. isntitpretty

      I certainly hope so. We did a lot in spring too and would have loved to share this in my summer post too but I feel i missed the boat! I’ll have to do a 2016 post at the end of the year!

  2. That is exactly why I like keeping up my blog. I love looking back and seeing all of the neat activities and adventures I have gone on with my son, husband, and friends. I remember reading about your cycling trip. #countrykids

  3. Oh wow looks like you did a lot. I need to give geocaching a good, a couple of my friends do it. My favourite part of our summer was a lovely week in the New Forest (actually in Sept but it was so hot I’m calling that summer still) – we cycled there with our toddler for the first time and I loved it! Considering buying a trailer for next year now! #FamilyFun
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    1. isntitpretty

      We aren’t keen on trailers as the child is so low to the ground. It would be okay on cycle paths though but on the road we wouldn’t want to risk it. Sounds like a fab holiday!

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