As a family there is nothing more we love than having adventures. I tweeted the other day that my eighty year old Grandparents were off to Thailand for a month, and lots of people commented saying wow and good on them. It’s nothing new, they often head off to far flung places and have done a few times a year since I was small. But I think that’s just it, I have grown up in a family where travelling and experiencing new things is just something we love to do, and I definitely get my passion for travel from my Grandparents. There’s that word ‘wanderlust’ which is classed as a desire to wander or travel and explore the world and I think I have always had that.
That being said though, I am still always so happy to return home. While I do love to go away, I love to be at home even more. I thrive on routine and structure, so do my girls, and I love just going about our ordinary life. I get stressed and on edge if we are too busy, I definitely like being at home and just experiencing the simplest moments. I know that my girls will remember the holidays and the weekends away, but I also know that the things they will remember the most are the smallest and most ordinary of moments. Just being together as a family. An adventure doesn’t have to be in a far flung place or away from home- we have mini adventures on a day to day basis. When you are four and two, a carpet picnic on the living room floor, or a trip to the garden centre to look at the rabbits, is just as much of an adventure as going away.
Last week we decided we would film our ordinary lives. It actually ended up being slightly more hectic than an average week. Monday I was in London for meetings with my fellow Space In Your Case ladies (spot the cameo from Alison!), Tuesday was a all day session at nursery for the girls and a day of work for me, (with a sneaky drink on my ‘lunch break’) Wednesday was LL’s birthday, Thursday was a seven hour round trip up to Manchester for an all day meeting (plus a sneaky and delicious meal of tapas and chats with Charlotte), Friday was a quiet day with the girls and Saturday was a special trip out for LL’s birthday. We wanted to document it all the same so in years to come we can look back and look at what a week in our day to day life looked like. Plus we wanted to show how much we use our Subaru XV on a daily basis too.
I only ever really film our days out or trips away, so this is a slightly different kind of video for me, and is a lot longer than my usual ones. But I know that one day we will look back and smile on what a random week in our lives looked like….