Nature Kids

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

My garden has been neglected for a few months – I am not a great winter gardener! But now, with warmer, longer days I am getting out there and thinking how to get the best out of my veg patch! Continue reading


Proud to be a Monkey’s Mummy

We spent a good few hours in the woods this morning with a bunch of friends.  The kids made dens, ran around getting muddy, swung on a rope swing, had adventures and generally behaved as kids should do in a woodland.  Mums either standing close to the fire watching over little ones cooking marshmallows or … Continue reading


Monkey is very creative and loves drawing, painting, colouring, making – in fact anything that resembles art.  I am not a natural in the creative sphere, so am not the best at remembering to do this kind of activity with her.  However, when I do remember, I love the experience and the results. The other … Continue reading

Monkey pictures

Monkey decided to photograph the garden the other day, so I thought I would share some of her pictures with you…..

If you go down to the woods today…

You’d better go armed with a stick! No, no bears in our woods, just a few antisocial dog walkers. To go back a bit…. We are incredibly privileged to live right next to a lovely little woodland that is managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust.  In the last few months we have walked through the woods … Continue reading


Earlier in the spring (on one of the few brighter days) Monkey, Chimp and I set out to Wisley Gardens (well worth a visit and a lot less stuffy than I remember from my childhood!) to explore, play and see the butterflies. On our way out, we visited the shop as growing things (mostly veg … Continue reading

Now a Surrey Mummy

Sorry not to have been around for quite a while – life has been somewhat interesting in the last 6 weeks. We left the beautiful North-East and moved to (supposedly) sunnier & warmer Surrey….. Thankfully spring is at last arriving (I hope!). Unpacking was our first challenge and getting to grips with our rented house! … Continue reading

Favourite NE Outdoor Haunts: Plessey Woods

Plessey Woods is a mixture of semi-natural ancient woodland and meadows alongside the River Blyth on the outskirts of Bedlington (yes that is where the Bedlington Terrier comes from).  It has a car park, cafe (open weekends and school holidays) and a small play area.  You can get there by bus from Newcastle too. This is … Continue reading

Favourite NE Outdoor Haunts #1 Bolam Lakes

As we are soon to be leaving the North East for pastures new, I thought I would share with you some of our favourite places. First up is Bolam Lakes Country Park.  A lovely, tranquil woodland and lake close to Belsay in Northumberland.  It is about 20 minutes out of Newcastle (driving) or an hour … Continue reading

Ice Ice Baby

Snow is falling…  It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas….  Monkey is soooo excited by it all, it is a combination of adorable, exciting and down-right exhausting. Her first experience with snow was aged (nearly) 2, heading home with her Dad on his bike.  She was warmly dressed, but the snow was falling fast … Continue reading



I am a mum of 2 children, currently 8 and 4.5. We Home Educate and enjoy a wide range of activities - many of which involve being outdoors.

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