A look back at Summer

A look back at Summer It’s very much Autumn now, there is a leaf blower walking outside my window as I type.  It’s making me feel a little nostalgic so I have decided to take a look back at all the fun things we have been doing over the Summer.   …

Quiet Time #30DaysWild The Final Day

The final day of a challenge is a special one. A time to reflect back on all the things we have done but also find a little peace quiet amongst our busy lives. With little people though it can be hard to find the quiet times in the day. At …

The habit of habits

Ever since I finished the 5×50 challenge back at the end of May I’ve slowly seen myself get lazier and lazier. Once upon a time I would have been up and changed by 9am looking forward to leaving the house. Yes, even with a teeny tiny baby. Roll on to now and I find myself rushing around with minutes to spare to get out the door, often being late.
What’s happened I ask myself?

52 Uses for a Stick

Have you ever wondered what you can use the humble stick for?  For the #30DaysWild Challenge I have had a go at thinking of some.  Today is Day 26! Pooh Stick (has to be my favourite one!) Welly Stick Carry your lunch with a knapsack Light Sabre Sword Light a …

Let’s Go to The Park

Let’s go to the park!  The Robot has been able to use the swings for a couple of months now and with nicer weather it’s one of our daily go to activities, sometimes more than once.  10 minutes of outdoor play, get some fresh air and clear the head and …

Wildlife Weave

As part of The Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild challenge I’ve decided to get creative.  I’ve made a Wildlife Weave. I collected up a few different wild flowers and grasses. Four fern leaves are crucial, everything else is changeable to what is available. Very carefully you can plait the fern leaves into …

Buzzards, Bats & Best Friends 

Those of you who are regulars on my blog may have noticed that I went missing over the weekend. A long long weekend, 5 whole days of quiet and more… We went camping.  the Robot & I left Daddy Dave at home on Thursday and set off to Eskdale with …

Picnic in the Wild & Appy Kids Juice

We always try to promote healthy living and have an active lifestyle. Taking part in The Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild Challenge is giving us the opportunity to do just that.   One of the challenges is to have a picnic in the wild.  Not content with just the two of us we …

Elderflower Cordial

A passing conversation with my Mum meant that I was on the look out for Elderflower.  I’ve never picked Elderflower before let alone knew what it looked like.  So a bit of research later I knew I was looking out for a little creamy flower with 5 lobes on.   To …

Lunch with the Foulshaw Ospreys

Lunch with the Foulshaw Ospreys As part of the Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild challenge I decided to take a look at a wild web cam.  Thankfully The Wildlife Trust has lots of them.  We opted for one closer to home and picked on Cumbrias Foulshaw Moss Osprey camera. Not being one …

Building a Bug Paradise

After searching for bugs in my garden on Friday it’s clear to say that it was pretty dismal.  A worm and a few spider webs is all that could be found.  It’s time to make my garden a bit more bug friendly. Building a Bug Paradise This is where I …

Happy Days #15 It’s a Wild 30 Days

For the month of June I’m taking part in the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild Challenge.  All my weekly blog posts are being taken over with the wild theme! Happy Days is going wild! For those of you that are following my 30 Day Challenge and don’t know Happy Days, …