Creep and Flutter

Creep and Flutter

We’ve been fans of the Jim Arnosky books ever since we discovered the last year.  I just added our fourth book to the collection, Creep and Flutter is really the perfect book for our family of bug hunters. Published through Sterling Books and distributed in the UK by GMC Distribution,… Continue reading »

Worm World

Worm World

It’s no secret that we love nature here, and I’m eager for Monkey to learn about all animals, big and small.  The unsung hero of the garden is the good old earth worm. Admittedly Julia Donaldson has gone some way to elevating the status of the worm with her wonderful… Continue reading »

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Spiders Web

This week has been such a mixed bag weather wise.  We’ve experienced everything from freezing cold, monsoon rain, howling gales right through to thick fog and beautiful sunshine.  I got in the car on Friday morning and someone had been up bright and early and created a masterpiece. I do love… Continue reading »

Animal tracks trail at Stowe Landscape Gardens

Animal tracks trail at Stowe Landscape a Gardens

We weren’t going to let a freezing cold morning stop us having an adventure last week during half term. Monkey and I wrapped up warm and headed off to his happy place ready to do some detective work. It was time to test his observation skills with the Animal Tracks… Continue reading »

Worm World from My Living World – giveaway

Worm World from My Living World

You all know that we love going on a Mini Beast adventure here and this evening I’m offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Worm World from My Living World.  Aimed at children aged 5 years and over the set comes with everything to create the perfect home for some… Continue reading »

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Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 210216

Monkey and I both love Stowe Landscape Gardens as you all know.  I’ll be sharing a post on our most recent adventures there later in the week, but I thought this photograph worked perfectly as a ‘Silent Sunday’ shot. I love Swans, I could stand and watch them for hours.  There… Continue reading »

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Ivy in the Snow

There was great excitement here this time last week. Snow! Ok, not a lot of snow I grant you, but enough to see Monkey get dressed at lightning speed so he could get out in the garden and explore.  Whilst he got down to making the smallest snowman in the… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 78

The B&W Photography Project Week 78

The B&W Photography Project Week 78 and this week I’ve been having fun with the icy conditions.  Normally I don’t take much notice of the ice on the windscreen.  It’s a nuisance, and something to be removed as quickly as possible so I can get on with the rest of my… Continue reading »

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Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 170116

Every time I look out of my kitchen window I see the remains of our Hydrangea bush.  It fascinates me at this time of year.

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Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 061215

Animals of all shapes and sizes form a fundamental picture of my childhood.  They fill my memories.  Whether it be watching Guru Gramps catching dragonflies, looking at our rabbits and playing with our cats.  There is one species of bird above all other, that will forever remind me of my… Continue reading »