#MySundayPhoto – Exploring somewhere new

January may have been full of grey, gloomy and rather wet days but that still hasn’t stopped us from enjoying some fresh air and time together, just us. I don’t know what it is about the start of the year but I long for lazy weekends together, but ones that have us out exploring early in the morning and home for lunch and a movie afternoon snuggled under blankets. Just maybe it is the battle of getting back to routine that has me dreaming of so much time together cocooned in our little family bubble.

And so, in a bid to make the most of the weekends despite the weather last weekend we popped on our boots and winter woollies, packed a picnic and head out for a walk to somewhere new. I love finding new places, and even though The Roaches, Peak District is on our doorstep we have never explored before. We didn’t quite manage to eat our picnic as it was so cold but we most definitely warmed up drinking a cup of hot tea as we arrived back at the car.

George was so happy, he called this a hike and claimed that it was the best day ever, I love hearing him state that despite him saying it on most of our days out I know that at that point he is in his happy place. Despite being creatures of habit it really is lovely to find somewhere new, this boy loves to explore and for as long as he enjoys it we will continue to do so.

As we were all new to the area it was blooming lovely exploring a new spot together, usually one of us leads the way whereas on this walk we all kind of stuck together and found our way. We literally scratched the surface and cannot wait to go back on a brighter weather day and really enjoy the view from this point…

I have added this post to Darren’s #MySundayPhoto over on his blog Photalife and Claire’s #MondayEscapes over on her blog Tin Box Traveller.




  1. 21st January 2018 / 9:41 am

    Great selection of photos…. looks a great place to explore…. What was in the drink at the end? Please say a nice warm hot chocolate!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      21st January 2018 / 10:09 am

      It was actually tea!

  2. 21st January 2018 / 10:31 am

    A lovely looking walk, just what you need in January. I plan to do this today too.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      21st January 2018 / 6:45 pm

      It was a super day Fiona

  3. 21st January 2018 / 11:03 am

    What a great looking place to explore. I can’t wait for January to end so the weather might get a bit better

    Thank you for linking up

    • Life As Our Little Family
      21st January 2018 / 6:45 pm

      I think you’d love it Darren, here’s hoping for sunny days

  4. 21st January 2018 / 3:20 pm

    What a beautiful place, I love the colours. It looks like a brilliant place to explore. I can’t wait to see more photos of it when you go back. #MySundayPhoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      21st January 2018 / 6:37 pm

      It was a hidden gem and one I know we’ll be back to in a few weeks

  5. 21st January 2018 / 6:02 pm

    Looks like it was a lovely place to explore. So nice to have your children tell you how special walks or days out are.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      21st January 2018 / 6:36 pm

      We had a great time and really looking forward to a return trip

  6. 21st January 2018 / 11:33 pm

    Something just wonderful about discovering a new gem to explore! Your photos are stunning! The Peak District is one of my favourite spots in the UK!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      22nd January 2018 / 10:51 am

      I love exploring somewhere new x

  7. 22nd January 2018 / 9:25 am

    Oh, your lazy weekends sound just lovely – exploring, the great outdoors and family time. It is so easy to want to hibernate at this time of year, but as your pictures show, there is much beauty to be found. Great captures #MySundayPhoto

    • Life As Our Little Family
      22nd January 2018 / 10:49 am

      We have been lovely to enjoy some down time recently. We love getting out despite the weather x

  8. 24th January 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Looks a really lovely walk. Its nice getting out and about to somewhere new #MondayEscapes

    • Life As Our Little Family
      25th January 2018 / 8:38 am

      Oh I couldn’t agree more – sometimes fresh air is all you need

  9. 1st February 2018 / 2:46 pm

    I love these sorts of weekends too;) We went out last Saturday shopping. Within an hour we all just wanted to be at home watching a movie so we came back! Thanks for linking to #MondayEscapes

    • Life As Our Little Family
      1st February 2018 / 3:40 pm

      Sometimes just being out in the fresh air is all you need

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