Hello! Welcome to our new place for a bit of light blogging. I’m afraid that technology isn’t my ‘thing’ and thus I’m a bit of a novice at all this, so bare with me and apologies if things don’t run smoothly at first.
Anyway, on to the more detailed stuff…
As a first, sort of introductory blog for those that don’t know us, I thought I would write a little about GoWildGoWest, who we are, and why we’re doing this.
So let’s begin…. We’re two sisters, Becks and Georgie, adventuring around the UK’s South West with a few dogs, a number of kids, and a couple of husbands in tow making recommendations for families who like to explore.
I don’t know if this is too much of a cliche but the world seems to have really changed since we were kids. Increasingly urbanised, increasingly online, and sadly increasingly out of touch with the beautiful environment we’re lucky enough to have in the South West, and across the UK as a whole. It saddened me to learn that the words conker, kingfisher, and acorn were all removed from the junior English dictionary this year, being replaced by wifi and broadband. This was apparently a reflection of modern lifestyle.
Becks and I (Georgie), have always been ‘outdoorsy’ people. We love to adventure, explore, challenge ourselves, and try new things. Since having kids, nothing has changed. We both enjoy watching our children discover the awesomeness of nature and the huge playground that is our environment. We’ve encouraged their natural curiosity to discover everything the world has to offer from watching bees and butterflies to exploring different animal tracks and poos. We’ve adventured on canoes, built rafts, hiked up mountains, bird-watched, camped, star-gazed, walked, paddled, run, climbed, swam, snorkelled, sledged….. we all get a little cabin-feverish when left indoors.
The idea of the facebook page and now the blog is to show you what we’re up to and maybe give you an idea or two of things you can go out and enjoy yourselves.