I feel like I say this a lot, but this month has been SUPER quiet. Not much of anything has been going on, we are just waiting for the world to open up again in April. I did however, interview for a new job, and half an hour later had a phone call with an offer. 30 days later and I’m now settling in to a new role (in the same industry) with better opportunity and a faster paced environment. So, as well as my career picking up speed, our walking adventures are looking up. We dipped our toes back in to the pond towards the end of March, hopeful that the lockdown will ease off permanently…. and soon! And so, this, is our March 2021 Round Up.
The weather teased us with sunshine, so we took the opportunity to #GetOutside and had a drive over to Cannock Chase, our local haunt. If you are a regular reader, you will probably know that we go there quite often. Our most popular route is via the quarry, with the burnt out cars as our playground. Deep enough in to the woods that we feel away from it all, yet still familiar so as not to loose our way. We enjoyed the quietness of the trees and released some energy, throwing rocks into the rainwater pool.
International Womens Day saw my niece and I enjoying our first day together, while her dad started his new job. I now have the privilege of having Emma every Monday, and I am using her as an excuse to explore more green space around where we live. It’s always better to take somebody with you, when you go exploring!
We took delivery of our first bit of merch! We have designed and produced a sew-on patch to add to our ever growing collection for our back packs. They don’t have to go on bags though, they can be added to blankets, coats, or even hoodies. I love the simple yet effective design, which stands out clearly on the back of the bag. If you would like one, they are £4.99 each and £1 from each sale goes to The Outdoor Guide Foundation. An organisation that helps kit out kids with waterproofs and wellies. Because all children should have the luxury of warm, outdoor clothing. Head to the Shop to get your patch!
To end the month, and to brush off some cobwebs before I start my new job, we headed to the Shropshire Hills. We went, armed with litter pickers and bags, to rid the countryside of man’s negative impact. The kids are very heavily invested in ‘saving the planet’ and being eco friendly. They tut and sigh when they see packets wrapped around trees, and plastic lining the gutters. It’s a shame when children are cleaning up after adults. They are learning through this, to take responsibility for their actions and to consider the wider world around them. I am proud to see their enthusiasm and concern for the matter. We are taking part in the #MillionMileMission with Keep Britain Tidy at the end of May. We are going to litter pick as much as we can, with the aim that country-wide, we can log one million miles of litter picking. Would you like to join us? If so, head on over to Keep Britain Tidy and pledge your miles.