Outdoor fun

Thomas leaning on a blue fence and watching the ducks at Herschel Park

Thomas steps out at the park

Watching toddlers learning to walk is such a beautiful thing. Those first little wobbly independent steps, the way they land on their little bottoms and repeatedly get back up again…

Sophie picking red apples from a tree

Simple childhood pleasures – fruit picking

Picking and eating fruit straight from a tree or bush is such a simple pleasure, and one of the magic things about summer and autumn. We’re lucky to have several…

Sophie riding on a yellow Minions aeroplane at the funfair

An afternoon at Pinner Village Show

Sophie and I have been busy with rehearsals for The Sound of Music over the last couple of months. We’re now only a few weeks away from show week. There…

Our mind map with various summer holiday activities written out on it

Planning for summer fun: our summer holidays activities list

At the start of each of the last two summers with Jessica, we sat down and made a list of some of the activities we wanted to do. A mixture…

A toy zebra hiding inside a pot

A garden safari hunt

Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that make for the most fun. I thought it would be fun to set up an animal safari hunt in the garden for Sophie one…

A bee in the middle of a dog rose

#30dayswild – Week 4

#30DaysWild is now over for this year. We’ve enjoyed taking part in this challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with…

Sophie picking strawberries

#30DaysWild – Fruit picking

One of my Christmas presents to my husband last year was a box of envelopes – each labelled with the month that he was to open them. In each of…

A squirrel with a pine cone bird feeder in its mouth

#30dayswild – Week 3

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

A ripe strawberry ready for picking

#30dayswild – Week 2

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…

A damselfly on a leaf

#30dayswild 2019 – Week 1

#30DaysWild is a challenge from the Wildlife Trust to connect more with nature every day in June, joining in with “random acts of wildness”. This is our third year taking…