Living in England you have to make the most of whatever the weather throws at you don’t you! We’d planned a few days out during the last half term and it meant that we would be going to the Hill End Centre in the rain. We were prepared with wellies and waterproofs and even a picnic…Continue reading Hill End Centre in the rain #CountryKids
As you all know we love books and nature here, so when the two things collide, it is just perfect. I was thrilled when Troubador recently sent us a copy of Frog Meets a Bog Beast, by Linda Button. Frog Meets a Bog Beast is a paperback picture book aimed at children aged 4-8 years…Continue reading Frog Meets a Bog Beast – a book review
As regular readers of the blog will know we are avid bug hunters here. I spent my childhood traipsing around ponds and canals with my brother and my Dad, aka Guru Gramps hunting out mini beasts. Dad is an amateur entomologist with an encyclopedic knowledge of anything from hover flies to ladybirds, butterflies to praying…Continue reading My Living World Bug Safari – a review
As regular readers will know, my Dad AKA Guru Gramps is a keen entomologist and I grew up surrounded by mini beasts. I’m not sure I totally appreciated it at times when my brother and I were being dragged along the Basingstoke Canal yet again. But now, as a parent myself, I realise how lucky…Continue reading Wildlife World – a review
I promised Fiona at Coombe Mill that I’d have a Spanish theme for a Country Kids post following our trip to my parents last month – well here it is. Monkey is my Spanish Country Kid, enjoying time with Guru Gramps, our resident bug hunter and his Granny. Monkey’s first bug hunting trip was last…Continue reading My Spanish Country Kid
You may remember that my son and I went on a snail hunt back in the summer. Well, we’ve been in search of our little friends again. We’ve been on another snail hunt! This one took place on our recent trip to Otmoor Nature Reserve. My son and I were both fascinated to see all…Continue reading Another snail hunt!