What’s On Your Doorstep?

What’s On Your Doorstep?

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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4 Comments

  1. 18th March 2018 / 10:04 pm

    What a lovely walk and great photos! I think every kid needs to explore the great outdoors and if you have it on your doorstep then even better. I am determined to make more of my doorstep this year.

    • 19th March 2018 / 12:41 pm

      You’ve got some doorstep you have! You couldn’t possible take a bad picture or not have a good explore round your way on! 🙂

  2. 16th April 2018 / 10:57 am

    That’s one of the things I love about unschooling, the people we meet. The neighborhood has opened up to us like no place we’ve ever lived before. The kids know the people who own and work in our local markets. They know people on different blocks of our ‘hood. I meet people on public transit who introduce themselves because they know the kids. The kids are building a network. This weekend, at the end of a camping trip hike several towns away from here, the oldest kid ran into an art school instructor from last summer!

    • 22nd April 2018 / 5:53 pm

      It’s complete freedom to explore and nurture your interests isn’t it. Networking is fantastic, the opportunity to develop relationships with many different people from many different backgrounds and who knows where these relationships could take you! It’s the best decision we ever made and exploring our area is great! 🙂

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