As you may already know we truly love the outdoors, growing up in a warm country meant that my childhood was pretty much spent barefoot running around in the garden which was on the slopes of table mountain, climbing rocks, trees and basically enjoying a wild and free existence. Life however is not exactly the same here, in rather wet and windy Wales but I certainly won't let that damped our sense of adventure, it simple means we have to be more prepared.
The lovely people at Kozi Kids - a Swedish outdoor kids clothing company sent my eldest, Mr A a Alaska Parka Jacket which is both warm and waterproof and for Baby G a Snowflake Baby Snow-suit which is both breathable and water resistant. These are both from their winter collection and will see us through the colder months of winter and spring and I love the ethos that by having the right kind of clothing your children are able to enjoy nature no matter what the weather.
We have had loads of mini outdoor adventures the past two months but one of my favourites, possibly because now Baby G is walking with real confidence was a recent trip to one of our favourite spots - St Fagans, to collect pinecones, sticks, bark and whatever else we could find for our nature table.
We have also been recently getting into bird watching and came across a very friendly Robin Redbreast as well as spotting some Blue Tits, Magpies, Chaffinches and what we think was a Wren.
With Home Schooling we are lucky enough to be able to go during the week, when it's nice and quiet and means we can take our time and spend a few hours exploring one place. We had a packed lunch with us and enjoyed stomping through some mud, looking out for different kinds of fungi and wild mushrooms (although we have a strict don't touch policy) as well as making a little pit stop at the bakery within the grounds.
Even though it was very chilly we all noted the change in the surroundings, buds are starting to form on branches, the day is staying lighter until later and things seem to be moving a little quicker these days as we slowly approach spring and lots more adventures.
Thanks to Kozi Kidz for sending us these beautiful jackets to review