I’m so glad that approx 18 months ago I decided to take my head out of my arse and explore all of the cool things that were on my doorstep.
It was when we decided to Home Educate Corben, we really had to investigate what social and educational opportunities were available locally. It turns out, absolutely loads!
Honestly I’m still finding places that are right in front of our noses that we had no clue about previously. Little woods to explore, playgrounds, walks, wildlife and lots of educational places and sessions are all right there waiting for you to find them. It’s almost like we’ve opened the door to an alternate world.
We’ve met some fantastic people, found some awesome places to visit and in general we’ve really had our eyes and minds opened through these experiences. We’ve found new hobbies and interests and all whilst allowing Corben to follow his creative nature at his own pace.
Today we went to a local park/woods, not somewhere we didn’t know about as it’s only just over a mile from our house, but somewhere we often forget as its tucked away.
It’s nothing fancy but it’s the experience and exploration that makes it such a cool place. It’s basically a huge woods with a massive pond in the middle and various routes to walk down. There’s a kids park too and in the summer I imagine it will be even nicer.
It’s definitely not summer right now so we got wrapped up and went to explore. Corben was obviously acting as some superhero warrior villain guy, picking up sticks and stones to use as props throughout his adventure. He saw some swans, ducks and had a few questions about the different types of trees there are. He was learning so much without even knowing it!
I used the walk to test out my Canon EOS M10 that after about 6 months of use has only been used for filming when it’s primary function is to take photos! All the photo’s I’m sharing in this post were taken by this camera, we usually use our phones but I wanted to give it a good test. I think it’s passed the test!
Donetta enjoyed posing for the camera (She didn’t!) as I ordered her around, stay there, right walk, no stop, look that way… HA! So all in all it was a really nice couple of hours. Exploring, adventure, learning and laughing, all at a place great for photo’s and only a mile from our doorstep.
What are your favourite things to do in and around your local area, I’d love to see some pics of your time there too, tag me on social media @dadvworld 🙂
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