UK days out

Bug and bloom hunting ... it's the simple things!

Bug and bloom hunting ... it's the simple things!

The school holidays are at an end and while I'm looking forward to the odd moment or two of peace and quiet, I'm not quite ready to return to the old routine of school runs and stricter bedtimes. The boys don't really believe in lie-ins so our days haven't started any later but they've most certainly been a lot lazier.

#UKexplore in May

#UKexplore in May

When we launched #UKexplore on April 7, Karen and I had no idea how popular it would become and also how much we'd enjoy flicking through all of the photographs on Instagram and joining in (virtually) with your adventures. With over one thousand photographs submitted in less than two months, we can't thank you enough for sharing our enthusiasm for exploring the outdoors.

For those of you who are not sure what I'm talking (or writing) about, #UKexplore is our new Instagram community that we'd like to invite you to join in with and share your favourite places in the UK and your outdoor adventures. It could be the most marvellous of meadows, the perfect place for a picnic, the loveliest lake for skimming stones, or rambling routes for running along. Wherever and whenever you're out exploring, simply take a snap and upload it to Instagram so we can all share in your adventures and explore the UK with you. All we ask is that you use the #UKexplore hashtag so we can find you.

#UKexplore in April

#UKexplore in April

When we launched #UKexplore on April 7, Karen and I had no idea how popular it would become and also how much we'd enjoy flicking through all of the photographs on Instagram and joining in (virtually) with your adventures. It's been a real joy and we can't thank you enough for sharing our enthusiasm for exploring the outdoors. We've both been so inspired to discover new places and, with the promise of warmer weather, can't wait to pack picnics and head off on even more days out.

For those of you who are not sure what I'm talking (or writing) about, #UKexplore is our new Instagram community that we'd like to invite you to join and share your favourite places in the UK and your outdoor adventures. It could be the most marvellous of meadows, the perfect place for a picnic, the loveliest lake for skimming stones, or rambling routes for running along. Wherever and whenever you're out exploring, simply take a snap and upload it to Instagram so we can all share in your adventures and explore the UK with you. All we ask is that you use the #UKexplore hashtag so we can find you.