The Easter holidays have been a lovely time for us to spend quality time as a family. Wayne's health is gradually improving, and we are trying to spend more time outdoors , with the dogs and building up his fitness levels, and mine for that matter! I'm trying to eat more healthily and do a bit more exercise. We decided to make an effort to find more long walks and hikes we could do locally. I can't believe it's taken us this long to 'discover' the Mendips! Last week, we drove to Black Down & Burrington Ham Woods parking at the little Burrington Combe car park- crossing over the road a little way and then following the route up and up until we could see the whole of Somerset, at the Black Down Trig point. Rowan was amazed that we could watch aeroplanes taking off and landing from Bristol airport. The dogs had a great time, meeting other canine explorers. We ate out picnic by the remains of an ancient bronze age burial mound, and chatted to other ramblers who suggested lots of other family friends routes . It was great fun, and the weather was nice. But on a rainy day, we discovered another fun place to go with the kids. In Yeovil, is an indoor climbing and caving centre called Ready2Climb. Children from as young as four can climb with the safe 'clip and go' harness system, and help from friendly instructors. Prices from £9 a session.
I'm a 43 year old, mum of two little boys- currently living in Shepton Mallet in Somerset. I'm the Founder and Creative Director of Radio Shepton, a Stand up and comedian and spoken word performer, and write a regular column for The Wells and Shepton Mallet Journal. Which is the basis for my blog usually. I lived in Swedish Lapland for 7 years until 2014 where my boys were born. My partner and I ran a husky dog sledding business. Before that I was a poet, radio presenter, media lecturer, writer, TV producer, actress and burlesque performer ! I never want my life to be boring :)