Project Green Challenge 2016: Aiming For Zero Waste

As part of Project Green Challenge by Turning Green, I have been collecting all the waste I have produced for the last 24 hours. I do aim to refuse, reduce and reuse; and feel I have done quite well with this! BUT there is plenty more to be done and there are a few things … Read more

#Blogtober 2016 – Day One: Who Are You?

​Hi everyone!  I’m taking part in #Blogtober16 (at the 11th hour I might add!) so today is all about ME!!! For those who don’t know, blogtober 2016 is 31 days of posts with a different set theme each day, hosted by www.hexmumblog.com  I am also doing the Project Green Challenge too this month so October is a busy … Read more

Days Out: A Trip to the Seaside (Southend On Sea, Essex) 

Southend On Sea in Essex is a popular seaside choice for many. It boasts stretches of both pebble and sand beaches, play water fountains, play areas on the sand, plus a brand new lagoon for paddling and swimming.  For those looking for a little more action, there is a Sealife Centre on the seafront, an … Read more

Stay Wild- Virtual Flashmob: A Rainbow of Colours

30 Days Wild by The Wildlife Trusts just announced a virtual ‘flashmob’ to help us all stay wild! Run outside right now, do something ‘wild’ and take a photo or video clip then share it online. So I grabbed my phone, went into the garden and looked for a rainbow of colours… It didn’t take … Read more

Stay Wild: Whale Wednesday Art Activity

Creating A Whale Print: I recently purchased nature print paper for this activity, ordered from amazon here. It was smaller than I imagined but I was impressed with the quality, I felt it was very effective and worked really well. Final edited version of my whale art using nature print paper     Firstly, draw a … Read more

Sports Challenge: Inventing Own Sport

On day 5, Squiggle invented her own game called ‘Round and Round Tennis’. This is a combination of rounders and tennis. Player 1 hits the ball over the net with their racket then runs around the net as many times as they can. Player 2 retrieves the ball and gets back into their section as … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 30: 7 Reasons To Love Nature

Wow, we have come to the final day of 30 Days Wild! So to mark the end, today I thought I would write about why it is great to spend so much time outdoors in nature. There are so many reasons to love nature! Here are my top 7… ? 1. Good for the mind: … Read more

30 Days Wild- Day 29: International Mud Day

Today is International Mud Day, which is a great one to link up with 30 Days Wild!  Mud bath, anyone? Mud has so many wonderful benefits.  It has properties that help us to feel relaxed and happy, even smarter! It connects us to the earth and is a fantastic sensory activity. It is also great … Read more

30 Days Wild – Day 28: Quiet Reflection on the Beauty of Nature

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Vincent van Gogh I haven’t had much time outside in nature today, but I do love how my phone is filled up with so many nature photos now. It is so lovely and relaxing to sit looking through them, like I have been doing … Read more