Be your inner child: 8 activities to enjoy just as much as your kids

Parenting, Wonder

Watch kids play and you see tiny moments of wonder that light up their faces – each and every day. They have an incessant urge to get amongst it, take life at full pace, soak it up and spit it out in a burst of crazed energy. Followed by collapsing in a heap recounting the best of their day (sometimes while simultaneously sliding into sleep).

We have a lot to learn.


A small award at Christmas

Journey true north, Parenting

It’s nice to have a Christmas treat. And in addition to the lovely day all round that we enjoyed in our summery climes yesterday, there was a little extra in my stocking. My blog ‘Life in the Midlife Teens‘ received an Honourable Mention over at The Green Study as part of the ‘What’s on the B side of that 45?’ competition. It’s small musing on the morning battle between mind and body as a more mature parent. Take a look if you have a moment, and enjoy some of Michelle’s cleverly funny posts at the same time. It’s a nice way to enjoy that post-Christmas recovery.

A week of happiness

A week of happiness, Journey true north

Every week there are moments of happiness that shine through. Here are some from mine.

Spring flowers in our garden.


An oh-so-delightful weekend away with friends.


Activities outside in the warm weather. Coloured water play, a happy winner every day!


Thanks to A New Life Wandering for this delightful idea.

Stepping back to step forward

Journey true north, Parenting

In seeing what still fits in the new world order, I have come to the conclusion that the process of travelling true north does need some degree of structure. Not an all encompassing project plan, but a general roadmap of what to achieve and how to go through the process.