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

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 21: Summer solstice

I’m sorry this is so late.  It has been a tiring week, the heat has had us up in the night a lot and I couldn’t write what I wanted to say, here goes… On the evening of Day 21 … Continue reading

Day 20: Pond dipping

Day 20 we had a whole host of fun… breakfast in the garden, making a car ramp out of an old pallet (I provided the materials, they did the rest!), playing with construction vehicles and natural objects, lunch in the … Continue reading

Day 19: Den play

Day 19 we headed to the shade of our local woodland with our lovely friends.  A little walk through the woodland led us to a nice open shady picnic spot.  After refuelling, the three little people headed into the woodland … Continue reading