I’ve written before about the time pressures that modern life seems to have, and I am sure that I’m not the only one who craves more quality family time. Time is a precious thing, and I always worry about wasting time, or running out of time, or never having enough time, and in a moment, the time has gone.
A book review opportunity came up a while ago, and it’s taken me all this time to write my thoughts about the book: 100 Family Adventures by the Meek Family.
“The idea for 100 Family Adventures grew from wanting to spend more quality family time outdoors – walking, cycling, kayaking… simply doing things together as a family. We were worried about our time-pressured lifestyle that persistently put a squeeze on our family time.” – The Meeks
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The 100 adventures in this book, which are grouped into themes: Woodland, Water, Close to Home, Hills and Mountains, Exploring, By the Sea, and Extreme Weather, are designed to encourage other families to get out and do things together. To help adults and children alike to push their own comfort zones – even if it is just a little.
Leafing through the book, (which isn’t presented in any particular order, so you can tackle the adventures however you like!), got me thinking about family adventures we have had over the years, and it’s made me realise, that whilst I didn’t think we were a family full of adventures, actually, we are. Adventure really is what you make it, and the book is a lovely jumping point from which to create your own.
Here are photos of some of the family adventures that we have had over the years, which include exploring the caves at Wookey Hole, blowing dandelion puffs, building sandcastles, dancing in the rain, watching deer rutting, feeding giraffes in Tampa, fossil hunting in Charmouth, exploring Mountfitchet Castle, picking daisies, climbing Portland Bill lighthouse, seeing the view from the top of Rochester Castle, Rock Pooling in Dorset, seaside foraging in Romney, snorkelling in Orlando and visiting an ancient monument – Stonehenge…. And so many more things that I couldn’t put into this post!
So, whenever I think to myself that we’ve “not done anything” or am feeling particularly down that I’ve failed at motherhood, I’ll remember this post, leaf through the book, and go on a brand new adventure with my family.
Back to the book, which I have loved reading, and hope to work our way through, although, it would seem we have done several of the 100 ideas already, so have a head start! The book is filled with colourful and inspiring photographs, sensible instructions, tips, jokes and facts. It really is a great book for all of the family!