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Adventure Belts for Grandparents !

No, I'm not suggesting that you attach a stretchy bungee to a nearby granny or grandad  and clip them onto a belt around your waist for safekeeping, although that would be interesting! As someone from that generation, I am a recent and most enthusiastic convert to the benefits of the Adventure Belt. I often care for my grandchildren but sadly am not as nimble as I used to be.   I first tried the belt on a trip with Hamish who was then two and a half. We visited a harbour enclosed by railings . I was immediately surprised by how relaxed I felt knowing he could't suddenly run off. He chose to hold my hand for much of the...

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The Bridge to Enchantment

This is our Bridge to Enchantment, so named by Nigel Tranter, a local writer, who regularly visited the unspoilt nature reserve on the other side. The children are both nervous and excited when they see the waves lapping below us through the wooden slats, and so, another adventure begins ........   The nature reserve is a favourite haunt of ours and we always return with pockets bulging with treasure. In winter thousands of geese visit the bay and we hear their exuberant honking. Waders feed on the mud flats, sheep and deer stop munching grass to stare at us intruders and ducks are dabbling on a small loch. The path tunnels through thickets of sea buckthorn and eventually leads through...

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