Love Life Outside #1

Jess McGlynnMarch 20, 2016

So way back in January (which seems a lifetime ago now already!) I was invited to join a lovely little community called Love Life Outside as a co-host.  I had planned to get weekly updates sharing some of my favourite photos but life just got in the way and I haven’t managed to get around to it until now!  If you want to read more about the community you can do here; we’d love for you to come and join us.

So a slap on the wrist for me and a promise that I will be sharing my favourite photos from the week each Sunday here; so long as all the sickness bugs we’ve been battling stay away of course!

This week I haven’t gotten out as much as I would have liked to.  I mean, I’ve sat in the garden and enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine and I’ve taken the dog for a walk but we haven’t been down to any of our special outdoor haunts which I’m hoping we can rectify at the weekend!

I am constantly inspired by the photos which get shared on the Instagram page and it definitely pushes me to think about different places we could go and visit; now that the weather is starting to brighten up a little it is getting easier to persuade the whole family to get outsid as well.  In fact, yesterday the kids played in the garden until well after their bedtime and it was pitch black before I had to call them inside.  They had been out since the moment they came home from school and although by the time they actually came in, it was a heck of a lot colder, I love that they had been able to do that because of the lighter evenings.  It is something I am looking forward to a lot more of as we race towards the summer.

Over the last couple of weeks I have shared a number of outdoors posts but these are my two favourites.  I keep harping on about washing on the line but I seriously love the feeling when you can peg it all out there and the freshness of the clothes when you bring them back in (it’s how I get my kicks these days!) and then this photo from Mother’s Day when Meg and Eli were racing through the sand dunes.  Those kids love beach life, even when they have to layer up in order to enjoy it.

A photo posted by Jess McGlynn (@jmcglynn) on

As for my favourite community photos; this week it was such a hard choice.  I managed to stick to just four although I could have gone on and on…

A photo posted by Natalie (@natalie_g_photography) on

A photo posted by Lisa 🌿 (@mysweetreverie) on

A photo posted by April Brover (@brovermama) on

Don’t forget to keep on sharing your brilliant ourdoor shots with us over on IG and use the hashtag #lovelifeoutside to be featured!


  • Louise Fairweather

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    I am so rubbish at remembering hashtags for things, but will try to keep this in mind for when we are out and about – there are some stunning pics there x

  • Holly Hollyson

    March 22, 2016 at 09:11

    Ahh, lovely photos – your sand dune picture is lovely. I can't wait until we have a garden just so that we can hang washing out on the line!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prev Post

Roller Skating, Backstreet Boys and YouTube...#LittleLoves

Next Post

When Work Doesn't Quite Work...