Archive | January, 2013

RSPB Garden Birdwatch


This is a regular January event in our household.  It’s a really good family nature activity.  I’m talking about the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.  A nationwide event where you count the largest groups of birds in your garden and submit them to the RSPB so they can find out what is happening to our garden bird […]

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sledging in Richmond Park

A White Weekend

For once the snow was perfectly timed.  It started after 9.00am on Friday and continued throughout the day.  Those of you with school age children will know the significance of 9 o ‘clock. It meant that the school was open on Friday.  The school did, in fact, ask for children to be picked up early so […]

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Snowdrop Gardens

Are you one of the lucky people who has snowdrops in their garden?  They are justifiably popular and well deserve the accolade as one of the first signs of spring.  It lifts ones spirits to see them flowering right now. I have a couple of very large clumps with extremely bulbous flower heads in my garden.  […]

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Painted pots and painted stones


Three years ago it had been snowing in London.  I know that because I mentioned it in my very first, rather short, post on Out2playinthegarden.  Well it has been a great three years.  Happy birthday Out2playinthegarden. I have had so much pleasure in blogging about playing outside and gardening with my son and family.  The […]

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