Archive | 2015

leaf art

Leaf Art Activity with Children

        I wanted to share with you a really easy, but effective leaf art activity you can make with children.  Every autumn we collect loads of natural materials with the aim of making all sorts of beautiful crafts.  Sadly it is rare  that we ever make the time to complete the task. […]

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The RHS Wisley Flower Show

    Welcome to this year’s RHS Wisley Flower Show 2015.  The Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows are well known national events.  You know you will see original gardens, pick up great ideas and have the opportunity to indulge in some fantastic horticultural-related retail therapy.  The more recently established  RHS Wisley Flower Show is a slightly different and […]

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Insect Hotel

Our Summer Holiday Bucket List

If you are like me you’ll have a long mental list of activities for the school summer holidays.   I often see some great ideas on other people’s blogs and I squirrel them away for the long summer.  However just like the squirrel forgetting where he has buried his nuts those bookmarks get well and truly […]

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spices from a spice garden in Sri Lanka

A Walk on a Spice Farm in Sri Lanka

  We have just had the most beautiful holiday in Sri Lanka.  One of its highlights was staying on a spice farm.  It sounds exotic and it was.  If you have ever been inside the tropical house at Kew Gardens or  the Eden Project then imagine that scaled up 100 times.  The smell, sounds and, […]

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studland

Stunning Studland Bay

Studland Bay by Poole Harbour in Dorset is a simply stunning sandy beach.  With our January walk it outlived all our expectations.  We have often visited it in summer, but never at this time of year usually opting for a bracing cliff top walk to match the time of year.  We started our trip at […]

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