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The view of the canal from the tow path

#30DaysWild – A walk along the canal

I love going for a walk along the canal. It always brings back happy memories of going on a narrowboating holiday with hubby in our pre-children (and pre-marriage!) days. We…

A pot of dandelion flower tea on a tray with a dandelion flower

#30DaysWild – Dandelion flower tea

#30DaysWild has helped encouraged me to take a closer look at the things growing in my garden. I’ve been thinking more about what I can harvest and eat from my…

Two fairy wands made from sticks and decorated with glittery pipe-cleaners, roses, hawksbeard, sweetpea and leaves

#30DaysWild – Creating nature fairy wands

My girls love making fairy wands from sticks. They are so simple to make and far prettier than any fairy wand I’ve ever seen in a shop. Each fairy wand…

A glass of home-made cherry lemonade with half a lemon and some cherries

#30DaysWild – Home-made cherry lemonade

The girls have been enjoying the cherries that we picked recently at Grandma’s house. It took a few days before they were really ripe enough to eat. Once they had…

Two painted fairy houses nestled in a buddleia tree stump

#30DaysWild – Creating fairy houses for imaginative play

​My girls love fairies and looking for fairy houses in the woods. We decided to create our own little fairy village in the garden. These little fairy houses are simple…

Sophie spots a geocache under a fallen tree

#30DaysWild – Into the woods…

One of the things I love about visiting our local country parks is that there are still huge areas of all of them that we have yet to really explore.…

Sophie looking down into the stream from the bridge to spot which stick appears first in her game of Poohsticks

#30DaysWild – Playing Poohsticks at Denham Country Park

Poohsticks is one of those wonderful simple childhood games that stays fun no matter what age you are. Even as an adult, I can never quite resist the temptation when…

Sophie stopping for a snack while out on a walk

#30DaysWild – Taking a walk on the wild side

Our outdoor adventures have been mostly restricted to the garden lately. With Jessica being unwell recently and this week’s heatwave affecting her energy levels, I’ve felt the need to stay…

A homemade butterfly feeder in the garden

#30DaysWild – Making a butterfly feeder

We don’t see many butterflies in our garden although I’ve spotted caterpillars on the nettles a few times. I’m quite keen to attract some more butterflies to the garden if…

A leaf print (left) and a dragon doodle using the outline of the leaf print (right)

#30DaysWild – Leaf printing inspired doodles

Leaf printing is a fun way to create nature art. There are various different ways of doing leaf printing. My girls enjoy painting leaves and then pressing them face down…