Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne

An ice-breaking hike to Djouce Mountain / Randonnée brise-glace au mont Djouce

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, we went for a winter hike to Djouce Mountain and found a wonderland of...

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Sunrise chasing on the winter solstice / A l’aube du solstice d’hiver

‘Watch the sunrise on the shortest day of the year’ – this is the note the acorns found on Day...

Have yourself an outdoorsy little Christmas

No need to stay cooped up this holiday season! Here are some ideas for families to spend Christmas in nature...

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Winter wonderland in Wicklow / Paradis blanc en Wicklow

This morning I could have done the weekly shopping after the school run. I could then have gone home to...

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Mission: Christmas Tree / Mission : Sapin de Noël

‘Maman, when are we getting our Christmas tree?’ Since 1st December, the acorns had asked this very question nearly every...

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Four Acorns on Santa’s Journey / Quatre graines de chêne sur les traces du Père Noël

This weekend we were invited to go on Santa’s Journey, a Christmas experience running for the first time on the...

#MySundayPhoto – Advent calendar / Calendrier de l’Avent

Look what came out of storage this week!  Since Friday and until Christmas Eve, each drawer of our beloved Advent...

‘Tis the season… to pick your own real Christmas tree

Every December, buying our Christmas tree is a major event in the acorns’ Advent calendar – and all they want...

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Hot chocolate on a cold beach / Chocolat chaud sur la plage

This weekend we drove down to the seashore for a winter beach mini adventure. It was one of those stunning...

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#MySundayPhoto – Into the light / A contre jour

Give this boy a shovel and he will dig all the way to China! The sun was already low in...

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Wishing for snow / Envie de neige

Today the temperature has noticeably dipped, and there are but a few leaves left on the trees. With Christmas only...

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Candlelight walk in Avondale / Balade aux chandelles

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas…  This Sunday we went to the Candlelight Walk in Avondale Forest Park,...

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#MySundayPhoto – Tree tent / Tente suspendue

Who hasn’t dreamed of sleeping amongst the trees in a hammock? It is now possible with the funky tree tents...

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Barefoot by the Avonmore River / Pieds nus au fil de la rivière Avonmore

Its gentle murmur had lulled us to sleep while camping in a tipi the night before, yet the Avonmore River...

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Four Acorns go camping in a tipi / Quatre graines de chêne dans un tipi

With Halloween just behind us and the end of half-term looming ahead, we were invited to go camping in a tipi....