Category Archives: Family/parental Goals

Are there specific challenges to set here to ensure the children are well established.

13th April Linford Wood Orienteering

Amazingly we completed the 2.7km Amble course in 42 mins, something of a family best given we struggled to make it off the bed/sofa and onto the course for a late 12:04 start. We came 10th of 21 today. Lina in particular enjoyed the competitive twist. The second of eight possible Keyne-O course run one Sunday … Continue Reading ››

He asked for his pedals back and then free rode his bike for the very first time

Last week we took the bike out of the garage, serviced them. Lina needed a new helmet and whilst choosing that I encourage Cornelius to see which bike he might like when he had learned to ride. Naturally because his sister was getting a new ‘snazzy’ helmet he wanted one as well. On this occasion … Continue Reading ››

Great afternoon on the Bedfordshire/Huntingdonshire borders

A really tiring afternoon following the beagles around miles of arable farm land. Cornelius eared his North Bucks Beagles supporters badge. Apparently even the hounds were complaining of sore feet at the end when we sat down to a scrumptious barn tea party. Lovely weather and the spring is really pushing the crops on now in … Continue Reading ››

Orienteering: Keyne-O 1: Shenley Wood 9th March 2014

The boys and I went to Shenley wood today to begin the orienteering season. Glorious spring sunshine. Muddy, very muddy, but we just completed the amble course given a very late start. Orienteering has the potential to be a fun get fit for all the family. We started in 2011, but lost the plot in 2012 … Continue Reading ››

Getting the Boys to ride a Bike

Cornelius and Samuel are both in need of that final little push to ride their bikes. Samuel may be harder. Cornelius can’t abide frustration and can opt to avoid and not to try rather than risk getting himself angry. This is a parenting goal that I really need to focus on as it will open up … Continue Reading ››