June 03, 2018

Adventures in May (2018)


Well hasn't May just been lovely! Spring truly sprung within the month, and we made the most of this (& the glorious weather) by spending at least one day each weekend outdoors exploring on family walks. Alongside enjoying our beautiful local surroundings, we took a short break - during half term week - to the Welsh coast, finally visiting Tenby. Now, on to our adventures...

On the first weekend in May we visited a nature spot that we've been to just the once before, but it is definitely one of our favourite places to explore now. Both occasions we've visited in the spring season, and we definitely hope to explore more over the coming seasons. This outing was something that I really needed (which I spoke more about in this post), and it also presented spring in the most beautiful light; kicking May off with a wonderful start.







Following on from that weekend, the next we spent much closer to home with a wander along the canal that has a path not too far from our house - I talk about this spot often as it is one of Alexander's favourite places to walk. On this outing we decided to walk further than we usually do, as we're trying to work up to walking the route that eventually takes us to one of our local towns; it isn't short though and with a little one in tow pacing is the best idea, gradually increasing the walk over time. Although we walk at this location often, we were particularly engrossed in the wildlife there on this day - fish were in abundance, we saw our first ducklings of the season, and we also spent a good deal of time observing the behaviour of a few herons that we saw on route. 

I shared May's 'Walk With Me' post from this weekend walk.





We're very much the kind of people that try to get out walking as early as possible, with morning walks having the benefit of less people about, and on this occasion, stunning spring morning light; I love how it highlighted the beauty of the bluebell meadow (opening picture) as we walked along the path to our destination of the duck pond.

Alexander has been asking about feeding the ducks again for a little while now - we last did this in February - so that was our plan for the third weekend in the month. Taking some sweetcorn and peas, we headed up to the duck pond for the morning.







We ended the month of May by spending three nights in Tenby - we had such a wonderful time on the coast. This post is already pretty lengthy as well as photo heavy, so (for anyone who may be interested) I'll be sharing more about our trip in the form of daily travel posts in the coming week or so, alongside an informational trip details post very soon too.






This month of May is one I'll look back on with fond family memories of happiness, sunshine and exploration.

A wonderful month of June to you all!

Linking up to #MyFamilyAdventures hosted by Kerri-Ann at Life As Our Little Family
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20 comments

  1. ...there is so much to share with your little fellow!

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    1. Experiencing and sharing life with your children is one of the many joys of parenthood.

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  2. Beautiful photos. Love to see people sharing and enjoying nature with kiddos. Gotta teach them young! Always a good day when you see ducklings too :)

    xo

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    1. Thanks, Danielle.

      I took a solo walk back to the pond yesterday morning and the ducklings were already looking so much bigger!

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  3. Such lovely photos, it does look like you have some wonderful places to walk close to yours. I think it's so nice to be able to take kids out to spot the wildlife. Looking forward to seeing more about your trip to Tenby, it's somewhere I've always wanted to visit!

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    1. Oh, definitely - we're very lucky with the landscape that surrounds us!

      Thanks, Hayley. If the opportunity arose, I'd definitely recommend a little trip to Tenby. There is a distinct charm about the seaside town.

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  4. What a gorgeous round up and I love that first photo, stunning capture. Tenby is one of my favourite seaside towns, I love the painted houses. Thank you so much for joining in with #MyFamilyAdventures x

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    1. Thank you!! I loved all the coloured buildings in Tenby; so cheerful & bright.

      Thanks for hosting :-)

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  5. Beautiful photos! You really do take the most stunning nature photos. Tenby looks so pretty too!

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  6. It looks like it's been a lovely month for you and your family. Tenby/Pembrokeshire is somewhere I've been wanting to visit for a while - it looks so pretty!

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    1. May was wonderful!

      It would have been great to explore Pembrokeshire a bit more as a whole, however with regards to Tenby, I can confidently say - go!! Haha!

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  7. Sounds like you've been outside a lot on mini adventures. I particularly like the idea of a challenge to get to the town. #MMBC

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    1. May was a lovely month for outdoor adventures & activities. Thanks - hopefully by the end of summer we will have ventured all the way to the bigger town along the canal path.

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  8. looks like a lovely month. We went to Tenby when I was little. I really want to go back. #myfamilyadventures

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    1. Thanks, Claire. Ah, I bet your girls would love it. Happy June to you!

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  9. I love to see how nature really comes alive again in spring and with all the sunshine and you captured it so well. Thank you for joining us #MyFamilyAdventures

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    1. Ah, thank you - it is lovely to watch the seasons unfold.

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