Day 29 of Blog Every Day in November.
What do you want for Christmas this year?
This time of year inevitably comes with the question – so, what do you want for Christmas?
You know what? I’ve got to the point in life where I’ve got enough. I’ve already got a houseful of stuff.
So I suppose what I really want for Christmas is for everyone to be happy. To have lots of good food, some time to relax and share in the excitement of watching the kids open their presents. To watch the Christmas Doctor Who whilst eating chocolates. To go out for a walk on Boxing Day.
That said, my brother and I are planning a whisky exchange (having recently discovered the pleasure of a good single malt).
And new books never go amiss, and I could do with some new socks…
BEDN day 28 and we’re talking about The Great Outdoors.
Ah, there’s nothing quite like it. Whether you’re out for a ramble, camping, or just out on the bike, it’s brilliant to be outdoors.
We live in Yorkshire, on the edge of Wakefield. So it doesn’t take long before you’re out in the countryside. One of my favourite bike routes takes about ten minutes then I’m into the countryside, onto the little roads where it’s nice and quiet, rolling along past fields and hedgerows. And you get views like this
We’re also lucky enough to have some friends with a house up in Cumbria, and never pass up a chance to go and visit. This is the view from their front door
and looking back across the valley towards their house. You can see why we never turn down a chance to get up there. There are a couple of lovely cycle routes around there too.
It’s not all about the countryside though. There’s nothing more that the clan enjoy than a trip to the seaside – holidays are usually chosen depending on the how many beaches we can get to!
This was one of our favourites from our holiday in Cornwall this year. Porthtowan beach, near Newquay. Brilliant for some bodyboarding.
And, closer to home, there’s nothing quite like being able to sit outside on a lovely warm summer evening, chatting with friends over a nice glass of something.
Or pottering around down the allotment. I think I need to work on my carrots!
Where’s your favourite Great Outdoors? Are you a beach person? Or do you prefer the countryside? Where’s your favourite place to get away from it all?