The winter this year up North has been grand with a dusting of snow showing up every week or so. Yorkshire which is always a beautiful place looks even more wonderful with a dusting of the white stuff. We love the snow and try not to let a lot little thing like the cold weather stop us or our little un’ Jasper from enjoying the outdoors.
We live in Sheffield and one of the beauties of living in our city is how easy it is for us to get out into amazing countryside. We are lucky enough to have the Peak District National Park on our doorstep so are spoiled for choice when picking the our Sunday hike or bike. On this particular Sunday morning we headed out to one of our favourite spots for a stroll the lovely Longshaw Estate just a short 15/20 min drive from the city centre.
When we arrived there was much more snow than we anticipated and it was still falling quite heavily; but we were all bundled up and ready to go so headed out anyway. Jasper is a very inquisitive little soul and loves being in his carrier up high he can see everything that’s going on. We popped him in with his rain cover and snowsuit and off we went.
This time we were with our friends with a toddling toddler so decided to do the picturesque orange route which is only about 3 miles but has lovely views out over the estate. It was a very cold walk that was enjoyed by all. We definitely welcomed the Café at the end for a brew and a tea cake.
We did however stay in the cafe a little longer than we should have as when we got back to the car we had to dig the wheels out and wait for a clear run at the car park entrance. Made the trip an ever bigger adventure.
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About Me & Mine
Jasper the Dude - Like Benjamin Button this wonderful little creature was born a grumpy old man but every day becomes more smiley and incredible. He arrived on the planet in July 2017. In that moment I made him a promise; to fill his life with happiness and adventure. Determined to get this promise off to a good start (and to make the most of my maternity) we hatched a plan to take Jasper to 12 countries in his first 12 months on the earth.
He loves milk, dancing, walls, being outside and sleeping during the day but not at night.
Anna – I am the proud mum to Jasper the Dude - We live in the amazingly underrated city of Sheffield, Yorkshire. I am obsessed with mountains and the great outdoors.
I love Jasper the Dude, mountains, skiing, bikes, hiking, a good view, adventure and food.
Favourite place in the world:
The alps – mountains everywhere – our idea of heaven (although Sheffield is a very very close second)
Favourite things to do outdoors:
Skiing, Hiking and Biking – all three in equal measure.