Our very hungry caterpillars

3 days after our return from holidaying in Norfolk we received 10 tiny black caterpillars in a little parcel on the doorstep.  We ordered two jars (1 each) of Painted Lady caterpillars to raise into butterflies from Insect Lore. We … Continue reading

Wild birthday celebrations

Our recent visit to the Norfolk coast was planned to coincide with the twins fourth birthday as the beach is their most favourite place to play.  Their birthday started with the usual balloons, birthday cake (made and decorated by us … Continue reading

Day 27: Look what I found!

Look what I found! Words I heard a lot of on the evening of the 27th while hosting a group of beavers (the child variety) for a very soggy pond dip. And now look what I found, isn’t it beautiful…

Day 25: Longing to be beside the sea…

For me, day 25 brought more of the same, sanding, gardening and making friends with minibeasts.  E and M, very fond of the seaside and with an impending visit to celebrate their birthday, also did a bit of sea themed … Continue reading

Day 24: Accidental minibeast hunting

On the eve on the 23rd we turned our house upside down in an attempt to clear our bedroom and staircase ready for the floorboards to be sanded and varnished.  Day 24 sanding commenced with A sealed in the bedroom … Continue reading

Day 23: Wild teacher

Day 23 I stepped into my role of wild teacher to more than two as thirty little ones arrived at our local nature reserve.  In the morning they adopted the role of nature detectives, discovering the wildlife living at the … Continue reading