Lil Sis outdoor fun for kids


I grew up surrounded by the natural wonders of New Zealand – from lush forests, and snow-capped mountains, to sapphire blue lakes, and geothermal reserves.

Did I appreciate it? Did I heck.  

I longed for busy cities, and wine bars, and nightclubs. The first chance I got, I ditched paradise for the bright lights of Sydney, then the gritty streets of London. 

Now we’ve found ourselves a nice little compromise… we live just minutes from some stunning forests and natural reserves and plenty of outdoor fun. 

Unlike my younger years, I’ve now learned to appreciate Mother Nature and I LOVE the fact the girls are happiest with a pair of HUNTER boots, and a pile of muddy puddles.  

outdoor fun with Big and Lil Sis

outdoor fun with Big and Lil Sis

Yet we’re just a 30-minute train ride from central London, for when Mama needs her little city fix. Perfect!! 


  1. Victoria - WTTP - September 5, 2013 reply

    Gorgeous post.. ive always love living in Yorkshire..Couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else..but it wasn’t until I had Rio that I really fell in love with the great outdoors and the beauty of it!

  2. We love being outdoors exploring. Love their Hunter wellies. Miss C has the pink ones too.

  3. Nichola Fabfortymum - September 6, 2013 reply

    Gorgeous pictures, I’m definitely a country girl and I would go to New Zealand at the drop of a hat. My sister has been living out there for almost 10 years now and I envy her lifestyle. Hunter wellies are just fab 🙂

  4. Coombe Mill (Fiona) - September 7, 2013 reply

    It’s great to have the best of both worlds, it’s also very true that most of us don’t realise what we have we are younger – here’s hoping our children do here at Coombe. Gorgeous pictures of your girls off exploring and at one with nature, thanks for sharing on Country Kids.

  5. Sara (@mumturnedmom) - September 7, 2013 reply

    Lovely pictures – loving the wellies! It’s great to be close to wonderful countryside and the city – perfect 🙂 #CountryKids

  6. I know I didn’t fully appreciate the wonderful places that we lived when I was a child. Doesn’t everyone live like this?!!!! Ah well. So much fun to be out in the countryside. Love the wellies! #CountryKids

  7. sabrina montagnoli - September 9, 2013 reply

    The balance is good I agree. Since having my wee man it’s amazing how much more I appreciate certain activities and love getting out into nature but like you there are certain things i can’t leave behind. I was in NZ for 10 months and LOVED it!

  8. Beautiful pictures, looks like the girls are having lots of fun exploring outdoors – love the wellies!! x

  9. Looks like fun. Love “different” perspective photos x

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