Oh that's easy, I thought, I'll just go through my posts and find one where I've talked about something we did outdoors.
Don't have one.
We do spend time outdoors - we do. But clearly I don't find it as fascinating as I do my little whinges about housework and working and cooking and raising kids and how hard it is to get some sympathy for driving to work.
So, because I want to do the linky and because I want to prove we do actually do stuff outside, here are some things we have done outdoors.
Look for creatures in the garden
I took my kids outside every day for a week to marvel at this guy and tried to pretend it was all wonderful and fascinating and he didn't totally gross me out!
Splash in the "pond" created by the little crater our car has gouged out next to the driveway.
This photo is fresh from today
Make a fairy garden (collect flowers, autumn leaves and anything pretty and deposit them in or around the "pond")
|Botanical Gardens, March this year|
|Carols by Candlelight, Jells Park, December last year|
Walk the dog
Practice on bikes and scooters
Hang out in the back yard
Collect autumn leaves
Collingwood Children's Farm
OK, so we're hardly adventurous. I admit, Y and I are not the most outdoorsy people. Currently the kids are asking us to take them camping, which is WAY outside our remit. I've been camping a few times - OK three - but I was always tagging along with others. There is no way I can imagine me and Y being responsible for a safe and well-equipped and fun family camping holiday. About six years ago I threw out my pup tent because it was mouldy - after my last camping trip I lost patience waiting for it to dry and put it away damp. So my answer to camping requests has been variously "We don't have the stuff" or "You'll go camping with school when you're older" or "oh, Daddy hates camping". (Daddy has never been camping but I can guarantee he'd dislike it).
I think I'll have to offer them the camp in the backyard one summer. But even for that, we don't have the stuff.
So that's my "outdoors" post.
What do you get up to in the outdoors?