A family of five on a gap year tour of the UK in a motor home sharing our experiences of traveling together, and the ideas and foundations behind our daily decisions. We will post about UK travel destinations, Positive Discipline, unschooling, ecological living, Christianity, faith & children, and home cooking in a small space.
Vlog Samuel - Bataille de Hastings (en français pour l'école)
(article in progress, come back soon!!) We are coming to the end of 4 days in Copenhagen, and we have loved exploring the sights playgrounds of this lovely city. Lesson learned the hard way yesterday...our kids are very happy when they are playing, less happy when they are being tourists, even when touristing involved getting a harbour boat bus to go visit the citadel. And who can blame them, the legepladsz (see, we have even learnt the Danish for playground, although spelling might be a bit dodgy) are Fantastic. So here's a guided tour of a few mostly recommended by our local lovely hostess, Luna. First we visited her in Naestved, and went to the park 5 minutes from her house.. a slide built into a hill,a basketball/multi sports court, some swings. ..so far, so normal. But instead of the usual climbing frame, there were a series of wooden horses to climb on, under, over, between and slide down from. It was great to watch the boys figure out how they were going to use
This trip was never really about sight-seeing, but back in Spring 2017 we decided that if we were going to go travelling for a year it would be a good idea to know where to go. In one of our now infamous family meetings we brain-stormed the places we would like to go during our year of travels. The resulting list was a combination of places the kids had heard of, places we'd been to as kids, places we'd never been to as kids, and fish. The Atack-opoly board was produced to metaphorically set our target destinations in stone and ever since we set off it has guided our choices of destination. As I write this we are currently staying on the Isle of Wight, and combined with Laura's trip to the Tower of London with the kids last week we have now collected all the properties on our board. So job done, we can all go home. Except that this list was always more or less just for guidance rather than being a firm plan. We will indeed go home sooner rather than later - the Eu