Ah September, one of my favourite months. Its the doorway to Autumn, my favourite season, the month when the world begins to look a little different and the month in which I got married. So, I thought I'd do a little round up of how our September panned out. Banana Started School! That's right, my … Continue reading Thought of the Week – Goodbye September.
This year I have discovered the absolute joy that is Community Orchards, and the only thing I don't like is how there aren't more of them around!?! What a wonderful idea; an area that a community jointly prunes and cares for and that everyone benefits from. Fantastic! (I sound like such a lefty! haha!) In … Continue reading Pick Seasonal Fruit (Part 2- Apple Picking) -Tick!
Welcome to week 2 of Muddy Monday! This week we made some beautiful sticky art using the treasures that we found on our nature hunt, last weekend. Now, this activity doesn't really involve too much mud, however, collecting the natural materials that we used, was very muddy and you can read about that here, Go … Continue reading Muddy Monday #2 – Sticky Nature Art.
This is my favourite photo from this week. Just a picture taken on my iPhone, but I really think it shows Banana's pride at the independent nature art that she had just completed.
We were blessed with more beautiful September sunshine at the weekend, so we decided to make the most of it and go for a woodland walk to gather some natural materials for an art project. Nature scavenging is the perfect opportunity to discuss the seasons with young children. As we gathered different coloured leaves and … Continue reading Go on a nature hunt – Tick!
So, now that Banana has started school and Duckling and I have a bit more free time in the week, I have decided to start a new blog feature...Muddy Mondays. This will be a weekly feature that goes out on a Monday (in case you hadn't sussed that already)and will involve me and Duckling exploring … Continue reading Muddy Mondays #1 – Painting with Mud
Today, I am going to do a short post about the books that we are reading this Autumn. As my girls are ages 4&1 my book choices will be reflecting this age group. I think it's really lovely to have themed reading lists for children. Especially young children as it makes reading relevant to what's … Continue reading What are we reading this Autumn?
As Banana has now started school, our bucket list ticks are going to become a weekly thing. This is because it wouldn't feel right ticking things off our list without her, so we'll be saving our activities for the weekends. This is part of the reason why our Autumn Bucket List is quite a lot shorter … Continue reading Forage/ Pick Seasonal Fruit (Part 1) – Tick!
Today, the weather is wet and cool, so it seems the perfect time to present our Autumn Bucket List. So, here it is... Go on a hike √ View Seasonal Cooking √ View Forage/ Pick Seasonal Foods √ View & View Pick a Pumpkin √ View Celebrate Halloween √ View & View & View & View Celebrate Bonfire Night √ View Play in … Continue reading Autumn Bucket List 2016