March 07, 2018

Adventures in February (2018)

As February arrived, we were treated to some rather dreadful weather for a week or two... With snow flurries one minute and rainfall the next, it was hard to know what to expect at times - this didn't stop us from getting out and about locally, of course.

Alexander and I set out for his favourite walking spot - the footpath that runs alongside the canal - to kick of the new month, and we were also able to have a wander there as a family one Sunday early on in the month too... We did get caught in a snow shower on the way back home though!



Continuing with walking, Nathan & I were able to get out on a joint walk whilst Alexander was at nursery one afternoon. We didn't venture too far, but did walk along a path we hadn't together before, and came across these little benches with beautiful carvings and inscriptions - there were three or four in total, with our favourite being the one picture below. We live in an old mining village here in South Wales, and so the sentence is in reference to that - the top line being Welsh and the lower English.

'They walked miles to work to dig the coal from beneath their houses'

One of mine & Alexander's local adventures this month took us further afield than usual, but allowed us to stumble upon the first daffodils of the year. Although very sparse currently, seeing the daffs sprouting up has definitely put a little bit of a spring in my step.


As the middle of February rolled round, with it came half term. Nathan was able to take the first few days off as holiday which meant we were able to spend a good amount of quality family time together. We had some tentative plans - to visit a local castle - however the weather put a stop to that as the castle we were intending to visit is a ruin and we didn't fancy getting rained on! We did enjoy a trip to the cinema - we watched Paddington 2 and loved it - and we also got out on a walk. There are some changes to Nathan's shifts at work, which will mean all in all less time together as a family, so it was nice to have this time together before the changes come into effect.


During the half term we also spent time with my sister and nephew. There's only a two year difference between Alexander and his cousin (who is the older one), and he loves it whenever we see him. We took the boys to the local duck pond, with them both bringing their scooters too. Being able to feed the ducks was something they were both keen to do, and we brought along some defrosted peas & sweetcorn for them... Because for those who may be unaware, you shouldn't really be feeding ducks bread.



Although a hard month in many ways, February has also been full of lovely moments and memories which is what I'm holding on to going into March.

Wishing you a wonderful month ahead!

Linking up to #MyFamilyAdventures hosted by Kerri-Ann at Life As Our Little Family + Laura at Little Ladies Big World
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14 comments

  1. ...daffodils are a wonderful sign of spring.

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    1. They are... They'll all have sprung soon enough.

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  2. daffodils and ducks with a sweet child, lovely post!

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  3. Jade these are absolutely beautiful photos, I love the sense of spring that's coming off of them. I really hope March is filled with lots of good things for you, and I am so sorry I have been so out of touch with blogging recently, am planning on getting back into it now. - Tasha

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    1. Thank you, Tasha.

      It sounds like the last few weeks haven't been too easy or great for you (from your Twitter updates) and there is absolutely no need to apologise. I hope things are on the up for you aw well as your nearest & dearest - a wonderful March to you!

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  4. What beautiful photos of your adventures! #MMBC

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  5. Lovely captures. My boys love to go and feed the ducks.

    I love the inscriptions on that bench, how lovely. My grandad was a miner so that really resonates with me.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend x

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  6. I love catch ups like this. It makes it feel like we've been productive. #mmbc

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    1. I know, right?! You definitely don't realise all that you've done until written out like this; February felt like such a quiet month too!

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  7. It really was a tricky weather month wasn't it? These are lovely photos though and it sounds like you made the most of getting out while you could. Love that bench. Thank you for joining us #MyFamilyAdventures

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    1. Yes it was - and has continued into March... I sure hope it settles down soon, but this is the UK after all!!

      Thank you! I love linking up and reading about everyone's month.

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