Going in search of The Gruffalo’s Child #weloveforests

Going in search of The Gruffalo's Child

We spent a long weekend in Bristol last weekend to celebrate Daddy P hitting 50 on Monday. Having been stuck on the M4 on the way down, we really wanted to avoid a repeat on his birthday.  Going in search of The Gruffalo’s Child at Westonbirt Arboretum and trying out… Continue reading »

A woodland walk and crafting session #weloveforests

A woodland walk and crafting session

Monkey and I were in need of some fresh air last Saturday.  We decided on a woodland walk and crafting session and headed off to the woods.  Monkey’s been asking me to make him a dream catcher for ages, so I suggested we incorporate a few of his favourite things into our… Continue reading »

A walk through Cardinham Woods in the rain #weloveforests

A walk through Cardinham Woods in the rain

When we were in Cornwall last year we saw Cardinham Woods from our steam train ride on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.  We said then, that we really must visit the woods in the future.  So on our recent trip I’d pencilled in a day to do just that.  The weather… Continue reading »

Winter wonderland adventures in Salcey Forest #weloveforests

Salcey Forest Stick Man Trail

When your 6 year old son wakes you up bright and early on a Sunday morning, shouting ‘Mummy it’s snowed, EVERYWHERE!’ you know you’ve timed things just right for some Winter wonderland adventures in Salcey Forest. We’d been wanting to try out the Stick Man Trail since it was launched at… Continue reading »

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 011115

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 011115

Last Sunday we went to Westonbirt Arboretum for the first time, we took Daddy P’s sister and her husband with us and it would appear that the rest of England decided to join us for the day.  I’m quite excited that so many people appear to love trees, nature and… Continue reading »

Monkey makes it to Countryfile

Monkey makes it to Countryfile

You may remember that Monkey and I visited Wendover Woods recently to try out the Gruffalo trail that was being filmed by the BBC. It was a totally magical day and Monkey hasn’t stopped talking about it since.  We’d been told that the BBC Countryfile programme would be airing on… Continue reading »

The Gruffalo Trail #weloveforests

The Gruffalo Trail

On Thursday we had a very special invitation, we had a magical afternoon and memories were made that will hopefully stay with Monkey for a lifetime.  The Gruffalo (a big favourite here) is celebrating his 15th Birthday this year.  To celebrate the occasion, the Forestry Commission have organised a number… Continue reading »