Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne
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Adventures R Us / Des aventures et nous

We are an outdoors family. Here are five reasons we love exploring and going on adventures, big and small, wherever we...

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Of coloured clays and green lentils / En terre d’argiles colorées et de lentilles vertes

The acorns and I went back to the extraordinary ravins de Corbœuf, near Rosières, Haute-Loire, which we first discovered last...

A birthday party under the stars / Un anniversaire sous les étoiles

‘To celebrate Mermaid’s birthday, you are all invited for a movie night under the stars from 8.30pm at our house....

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One day at the race / Une journée à la course

This weekend the acorns went on a different kind of outdoor adventure. One that echoed with revving engines and reeked...

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Birthday wild swim in France / Baignade d’anniversaire en France

At the exact time Jedi turned 11, he was singing Happy Birthday and splashing in the Indre River, near Loches,...

First school year / Première année scolaire

Just like that, my wild child finished his first year in school. Squirrel is one of only a handful of...

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Midsummer camping at Silver Strand / En camping à Silver Strand pour la Saint-Jean

There is something magical about Midsummer. The word conjures up images of a long, gloriously sunny day and roaring bonfires,...

#MySundayPhoto – School beach trip / Classe de plage

Squirrel’s class went on a trip to the beach this week. Watching the children lined up along the shore waiting...

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#MySundayPhoto – Summer / Eté

Summer is spending the weekend in Ireland. With highs of 28°C it feels like a different country. L’été a décidé...

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Wild swimming in the Irish Sea / Nager en mer d’Irlande

This weekend I swam in the Irish Sea for the first time ever. It was invigorating. Exhilarating even. Now I...

Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary, Ireland, Irlande, Galtee, Lough Curra, hiking, family, adventure, great outdoors, mountains, montagnes, plein air, randonnee, famille, father and son, père et fils

Hiking unexpectedly to Lough Curra / Randonnée inattendue à Lough Curra

The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir Indeed, the Galtee Mountains were calling, and we did go....

Four Acorns go camping / Quatre graines de chêne sous la toile

The bliss of going on a new family adventure with our four acorns. The joy of getting away, after a...

#MySundayPhoto – Birthday / Anniversaire

It was Pebbles’ birthday last week. It all started with a surprise breakfast, complete with a homemade card and birthday...