Back to Basics; The Great Outdoors.

One of the things my husband absolutely loves is nature. He loves walking round parks and quite literally stopping to smell the roses, whilst also seeing what wildlife he can discover among them. He was ecstatic to find that, where we currently live, there are nine nature parks in a mile radius. He is now determined to visit them all. When I was younger I loved being outside, playing on the street, digging in the mud and helping Grandad in his allotment. It was fun to be outside, to get a bit mucky and to take in the fresh air.
As I got older though, being outside lost it's adventure, it's either too cold or too hot and there's too many bugs! In addition, there's always something to be done inside, dishes, laundry, blogging, TV, plus that's where the WiFi is! In recent weeks however, I made a change. I decided that when my husband was going to a park for a few hours, I would stop what I was doing and go to. I wanted to be able to enjoy something that he loved and to share these discoveries with him. I also wanted to be reminded to take a step away from the computer and just appreciate the world around me.
In making this change, my husband and I have had some wonderful conversations whilst walking around these parks and have discovered so much beauty in our own back garden together. It's been lovely soaking up the gorgeous scenery and taking a few minutes each time to say thank you for this adventure that we are on and for getting to call this beautiful place our home for right now. We really are so lucky and I never want to take that for granted.
Just seeing the sun shining through the trees, or the waves crashing against the sand is enough to give me pause and make me think about the important things in life. The world's changing and becoming more advanced by the minute, so it's kind of nice to have a few moments to look around me at the great outdoors and remember the times when all I needed was a few twigs, some dirty water and scrunched up flower petals to make a magic potion and keep me occupied for hours.

Hope you all have a wonderful day. Don't forget to take a good look around you and spend a few minutes outside.
Love Kelly xx

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