Hill End Centre in the rain

Hill End Centre in the rain #CountryKids

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

Frog Meets a Bog Beast

Frog Meets a Bog Beast – a book review

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

My Living World Bug Safari

My Living World Bug Safari – a 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

Wildlife World

Wildlife World – 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

My Spanish Country Kid

My Spanish Country Kid

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

another snail hunt

Another snail hunt!

You may remember that Monkey 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. Monkey and I were both fascinated to see all the different…Continue reading Another snail hunt!