Outdoor fun

Me, hubby, Sophie and Thomas with Jessica's photo cushion at Jessica's forever bed

Thomas’s first trip out – visiting Jessica at her forever bed

We spent Thomas’s first week at home together, enjoying being in a newborn bubble. When we finally ventured out and about with him, there was one place we had to…

Sophie running through the bubbles from the bubble machine

Simple childhood pleasures – blowing bubbles in the garden

Like many children, Sophie loves bubbles. Getting out in the garden and making bubbles is such a simple thing to do, but is so much fun. We’ve tried out a…

A cup of caterpillars (left) and a butterfly (right)

From caterpillars to butterflies – watching nature in action

Sophie was recently sent a butterfly growing kit by my friend Mel. She thought that Sophie would enjoy watching the caterpillars transform into butterflies and that releasing them would be…

Sophie running while holding her egg and spoon

Sports day for Sophie at preschool

Last week, Sophie took part in her first (and last) sports day at preschool. She missed out on sports day last year as it clashed with one of Jessica’s hospital…

Sophie wearing a flower crown made from hawksbeard

#30DaysWild 2018 – Week 4

#30DaysWild is a nature challenge run by the Wildlife Trust. It aims to encourage people to connect with nature through doing wild activities every day throughout June. We joined in…

Sophie taking a closer look in the garden with her magnifying glass

#30DaysWild 2018 – Week 3

#30DaysWild is a nature challenge run by the Wildlife Trust. It aims to encourage people to connect with nature through doing wild activities every day throughout June. We joined in…

A bumble bee on the pyracantha

#30DaysWild 2018 – Week 2

#30DaysWild is a nature challenge run by the Wildlife Trust. It aims to encourage people to connect with nature through doing wild activities every day throughout June. We joined in…

Pink sorrel in the garden

#30DaysWild 2018 – Week 1

#30DaysWild is a nature challenge run by the Wildlife Trust. It aims to encourage people to connect with nature through doing wild activities every day throughout June. We joined in…

Sophie investigating the blossom on a tree

Geocaching: turning a walk into a treasure hunt

It feels like it’s been ages since Sophie and I headed out for a proper walk together. After all the recent snow days, it was good to have an afternoon…

Sophie standing next to the finished igloo

Fun in the snow: building a mini-igloo

I thought we were done with snow for the year. It turned out that Mother Nature had other ideas though with a brief return of the cold winter weather. Clearly…