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 …

Happy Days #16 Long & Wild

This week has felt like the longest week ever!  I’m also not sure why, it’s been full on and I feel like ive done a lot so maybe that is why.  The weather being hot and clammy hasn’t helped too, the Robot has struggled getting to sleep and staying asleep …

Playing Outdoors

With a baby playing out doors can be tricky. As the Robot has got bigger though it is becoming easier and easier.   Our favourite thing to do outdoors with him is going for a walk!  We did exactly this as part of The Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild challenge. In the …

Robots Reading Round Up #2

Welcome to the first edition of Robots Reading Round Up. We’ve been visiting the library a lot recently. With a fear of closure on the cards, I really want the Robot to experience his library. I’ve started taking him to our weekly sing along and it’s a perfect excuse to take some books home.

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 …