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 crossing a bridge over a stream to throw a stick in and watch it float downstream.     For a… View Post

#30DaysWild – Taking a walk on the wild side

#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 close to home. On the days that she has been able to go to school, there’s been a higher chance… View Post

#30DaysWild – Making a butterfly feeder

#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 I can. Providing food for the butterflies is one way to encourage them. Sophie and I enjoyed making a simple… View Post

#30DaysWild – Leaf printing inspired doodles

#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 to make a print. This time though, I thought I’d give hammered leaf printing a try.     You will… View Post

#30DaysWild – Discovering more about damselflies

#30DaysWild – Discovering more about damselflies

In the hot weather, outdoor activities with the girls mostly consist of having fun in the paddling pool, or sitting in the shade in the tepee enjoying an ice lolly. While the girls were splashing about though, I noticed a damselfly in amongst the weeds and stopped to watch it… View Post

#30DaysWild – A tea party in a tepee

#30DaysWild – A tea party in a tepee

My girls love having a little tent or a den to play in. Having a tent in the garden is better still. It gives them somewhere to shelter from the hot sunshine on a sunny summer afternoon. It’s a place to sit and relax or a wonderful starting point for… View Post