Last weekend we went to a local Heathland and cut our very own Christmas Tree’s. It was just by off-chance that my friend told me about this brilliant opportunity from our local council. A Countryside Team was on hand to provide tools, advise and assist (if needed) and asked us join in with a festive conservation task to go and cut our own christmas tree, which helps them look after the Heathland and gave us a free christmas tree in exchange – Whats not to like there! Once we picked up a saw from the friendly ladies from the Countryside Team it was time to explore the Heathland and find our perfect tree for the very first Christmas in our “forever home”! Knowing that we might have to walk through some uneven paths with grass and potential mud the kids and myself got out some winter boots & wellies and Mr. C. wore his brand new North Face Walking Boots for this special occasion:
Molly-May took only 3 minutes into our walk until she decided that this will be her very own tree for her bedroom, whilst Finn wanted to aim a little bit higher (maybe a little bit too tall for our normal sized ceiling house, Son!):
So with Daddy’s help Finnster cut down the perfect little tree for his sister before heading off to find another one (you might just about see MM sprinting off too in between Mr. C. and Finn so guess who was left carrying the tree in the end!)
After 20 minutes of taking in the lovely scenery and having a nice walk exploring the Heathland we found ‘the one’ so Mr. C. made himself useful and started to cut the tree off to with the saw we borrowed from the Team:
He carried it all the way back to the car and with help of some ropes and a scarf we manage to just about squeeze it into the car (along side the little tree of course). You might notice on this picture that it does look rather wide,… yes it certainly is! Lets just say it took a bit of furniture moving, trimming down and even creating a make shift string hook to keep to from falling over due to our existing christmas tree stand not being use to such a heavy load! Want to see the finished tree? Head over to my Instagram for some more pictures of our adventure and the ‘before’ shot when it took over 1/3rd of our quite generous sized living room! Lets just say thank god we haven’t got those build in cupboards yet! But big and wide aside we even had the sun come out after we cut our tree and made our way back to the car so here is our tree in all its glory (upside down) being carried by Mr. C.:
Let’s talk Boots! Mr. C.’s footwear choices are mainly Converse or Trainers but since we moved to the seaside and he started to explore the beach and the woods around us with the kids every weekend it was about time he got some proper footwear so Millets kindly send us some of their brand new The North Face Terra GORE-TEX® Mid Walking Boots to test out:
The lightweight synthetic fabric combined with a breathable mesh is ideal to help you glide along the trails while providing complete comfort. The durable rubber outsole will help you maintain a steady grip on uneven terrain making it the ideal walking boots for anyone who loves to hike and explore nature. It is waterproof and ensures complete protection from the rain with a fully breathable performance. It has rubber outsoles for superb traction on uneven terrain and full foot TPU shank which improves stability and durability.
And here is Mr. C.’s Feedback on his new walking boots: “I have wide feet but the boots have a very generous fit and feel very comfortable and lightweight! They performed very well in uneven and muddy terrain and let me have a good grip whilst cutting the trees. My favourite feature is the sturdy silver hooks to ensure the laces are secure and tight. I also like the contrast of colours of red & grey combination. After wearing the shoes for more than 6 hours I found them just as comfortable as when I put them on for the first time.”
You can get The North Face Terra GORE-TEX® Mid Walking Boots over on the Millets website for
£135.00 now £110.00.
Disclaimer: I have been sent The North Face Walking Boots from Millets for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.