We probably have a fire in our garden most weekends. We love it, especially in the autumn, that smoky, earthy wood scent. The dancing flames, perfectly hypnotic, helping your to unwind and de stress after a hectic week. Amongst other things, Mr W. is a woodworker, so we have lots of wood off cuts to … Continue reading Building a campfire- an exercise in family bonding.
There is something about going out and hunting for natural treasures that really appeals to kids. Despite the simplicity of the activity, children seem to get so excited about searching through the carpet of fallen, crunchy leaves to find that spiky green shell, and ultimately the shiny, regal nut within. Or getting a big stick … Continue reading We’re going on a conker hunt, we’re going to find a big one!
Ok, so anyone who knows me, or reads my blog, knows that I am a huge advocate of playing outdoors, whatever the weather. I very much believe that as long as you and your children are wearing suitable clothing and protection, then there is no need to stay cooped up inside. There is a whole … Continue reading Playing in the Autumn Rain
As we go along through the season I'll be adding the activities that we have completed. By the end of Autumn I will have created a full list of activities. Go apple picking - Here Play in the rain - Here
Hi all, As it's now September, and despite all those protests of people desperately clinging onto the last remnants of a summer that never really materialised, I have decided we'd begin on our Autumn activities. Isn't it just the most beautiful time of year? The golden hues, the low sparkling light, the crunching and cracking … Continue reading Let’s go Apple Picking – Tick.
The weekend just gone was, in my book, the last weekend of Autumn. The last weekend in November before December drowns us in glitter and tinsel. I was determined, therefore, to make sure that we ticked the final item off our Autumn Bucket List 2016. So, we grabbed my mum and nephew, and my girls … Continue reading Spend time at the lake – Tick!
Ah autumn! The most visually stunning time of the year in Britain. Everywhere turns golden, the low sun casts beautiful light, the sky is a deep shade of blue, the air is crisp. Just beautiful! And no British Autumn would be complete without the obligatory time spent enjoying and playing in the crisp Autumn leaves. … Continue reading Muddy Monday #9 – Play in The Autumn Leaves – Tick!
I just love to cook and eat at this time of year. After a cold day out and about, there is nothing nicer than coming home to the smell of a casserole or stew bubbling away in the slow cooker. We love good old fashioned, simple food, with seasonal British ingredients where we can, so … Continue reading Make seasonal food – Tick!
"There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing" I love this quote, although I can't actually remember who said it...I just think it's spot on. It is so tempting to stay cooped up indoors during these cold, wet months...but the UK winter lasts a loooong time (or at least it seems) and … Continue reading Muddy Monday #8 – Play in the Rain – Tick!
Remember, Remember the 5th of November! Do you remember this date, and celebrate bonfire night? We do. My family and I love seeing the beautiful colours light up the pitch black sky, the smell of wood burning and gun powder (or whatever they put in fireworks!) the taste of hotdogs, chestnuts and bonfire toffee. This … Continue reading Celebrate Bonfire Night – Tick!