A Brand New Day 11

Forget about todays bad day and start again tomorrow with #ABrandNewDay Week 11 and it means it is time for a shake up!  Not only are we moving to a Wednesday it is time to start getting your kids involved too.  Day trips, family walks, holidays.  Getting out and about …

Guide to Camping With a Baby

Guide to Camping With a Baby For my #30DaysWild Challenge I am going to share with you some tips on going camping in the wild with a baby.  Ours is 11 months and so far he’s had 6 nights under the stars.  We are no experts but it might give …

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, …

Nature aka Exploring the Garden 

Getting out and exploring nature is such a great idea. We go out and about everyday but on this occasion we decided to explore our back garden. We’ve not got the biggest of gardens, but at least we have some.

Let’s Get Wild

Everything is about to get a little bit wild.  It’s June, I can’t quite believe it, but it is.  What does June bring?  A whole new challenge… Brought to you by The Wildlife Trust, we are embarking on 30 Days Wild.  A chance to get outdoors and explore the wild. …

Knoydart Peninsula – A Scottish Hideaway

Knoydart Peninsula Knoydart is a peninsula on the West coast of the Scottish Highlands. It is cut off from the UK mainland road network and you can get to by boat or foot.  Inverie is the main village and where the boat from Mallaig lands. We opted to catch the …

Happy Days #14 – Hello Country Kids

After two weekends in a row of camping, I said to Dave, lets not go away for a 3rd weekend.   Late on Saturday night we decided that going to Scotland for the week would be a good idea…  So this is my usual Happy Days blog post but with a …

5×50 The Final Weekend!

For the past 7 weeks I have been taking part in the 5×50 Challenge. I do hope I’ve not bored you with my updates! The hardest thing about completing this challenge has been keeping the updates a bit more interesting than, “we went for a walk”…

Yewbarrow Woods, Bluebells and Owls

This is my second installment of our weekend away camping, read part one here.  The next day and after we had packed up we set off on the road at 11am.  No quick starts when there is no rush to leave!   Within 2 minutes of driving off, I shouted at …

Weekend Away Part 1 : Camping

The night-time temperature is finally at one that we’re happy to take the Robot on his first camping trip.  We’d considered taking him a month ago but temperatures were forecasted around zero degrees. We waited patiently and here we are… The Robots first camping trip We decided to go car …

5×50 Challenge Week Six

5×50 is a challenge where you have to walk, run or cycle 5k a day for 50 days.  It started on Sunday 27th April. The philosophy behind 5×50 is that exercise should become a habit not a chore.   I failed to get my week 5 update written last week so …

Introducing Club Hub UK

My little Robot is 10 months old now and it’s safe to say that I am thoroughly in the swing of things.  Day in day out, we have a routine, we know where we have to be and when.  We’re like a little team! There was a time however where …

In Search of Bluebell Woods

Every where I’ve been on-line recently someone is talking about the bluebell woods.  I love woods, I love bluebells, I want a piece of this action! The trouble is we are fairly new to town and I’ve not discovered a woods with bluebells yet. I’ve not looked either, till now. …