Preparing for cold times

The recent change in temperature has caught us unawares recently.  During those moments of chattering teeth and tears (and that was just me!) I thought back to when I wrote to you last year about preparing for some truly wild play … Continue reading

Butterfly days; out and about

The final installment of our butterfly adventures took us out and about, here are some of the things we did. The Big butterfly count; using a spotter sheet downloaded from butterfly conservation Visiting a butterfly house; our local zoo has … 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 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