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
National Trust and fracking.
It has been deliciously warm today, even veering towards the slightly too hot at times! I love the warmth, but the kids Dad is not so keen and I worry about Chimp and Monkey getting too hot too – well, they have lived all their lives in the considerably cooler north-east and temperatures soaring to … Continue reading
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
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