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30 Days Wild Days 28 to 30 Wild Weaving, Leaf Rubbing & Dragonflies

Day 28 Wild Weaving For Day 28 we thought we would have a go at Wild Weaving.  This is usually done on a flat surface with string and then intertwining plant material.     Ours was going to be slightly different by weaving string around the branches of a corkscrew willow.   We had quite […]

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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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Just One Crab, Please

  Crabbing is a favourite activity in our household.    It ranks above going to the beach and even better than a trip fossil hunting.  We have crabbed on the River Dart in Devon, on the Dorset coast and in Emsworth, West Sussex.  It’s a lovely coastal activity, combining the outdoors, wildlife and anticipation as to […]

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Make a Twig Reindeer

Find a few twigs on your next woodland walk and you will have the main ingredients you need to make a twig reindeer.  The simplicity and naturalness of the branches used makes a really wonderful Christmas decoration.  We collected twigs from several walks.  We found that those from horse chestnut trees were ideal as they […]

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Out2Play in Scotland

As a family we have just spent two weeks in Scotland enjoying the delights of the outdoors and mountain scenery in the North West Highlands. We camped at Glenbrittle, right by the Cuillin mountains and a lovely sandy cove on the Isle of Skye. Then we rented a farmhouse on the west coast of the […]

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Out 2 Play at Kew Gardens

If you live near west London then Kew Gardens is a great place to visit. It has all the elements of a garden on a grand scale. In the summer the gardening students each have an allotment plot to plan and manage so you can even pick up some tips for growing veg. There is […]

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