Outdoor Exploration

This category contains 6 posts

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

National Trust and fracking

National Trust and fracking.

Keeping it Cool

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

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

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



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.

View Full Profile →

Please enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,751 other followers