Spring is in the air

It has been a long, cold winter for many reasons. We've been quietly holed up at home, like the rest of the world. As with everyone, it's...

And so it doesn't begin again...

We've enjoyed tonight's late night news watching with the teenage children of the house. It's odd that we gathered together to watch and...

Spending time connecting with nature

As we approach the impending changes in restrictions to our lives, we have been considering the importance of being in the woods for all....

Woodland Work

During lockdown we spent some of our time applying for funding towards installing running water to the woodland site and towards the cost...

Seemingly endless summer

The sun has just kept on shining, shining, shining through the cloudless skies of recent days, weeks and months. As we write this, we...

End of Term

So another week done and another whole term done. It's end of summer term Friday, on the cusp of a week of bank holiday summer fun. It's...

Lack of work and Lockdown parenting

We've had a quiet couple of weeks of ups (watching a Spitfire fly over the local hospital on VE Day from an idyllic picnic spot) and...

Groundhog May

Although it is way past the 2nd February, the traditional Groundhog Day in the States, it certainly feels like it here just now. The...

It's raining, it's pouring

Yesterday saw sun, drizzle rain, hail, thunder, lightning, rainbows, wind and sun again. We love a bit of weather, so hid inside and took...

April showers bring May flowers.

We are greatly missing the sessions in the woods and all of the fabulous children we usually share the space with every week. The small...

Online nature connections

We are physically distanced from each other, but we wanted to make sure we were still nurturing our social connections to each other....

new day, new plant

Today is another springtime classic. Who doesn't know and love the delicate primrose? One of our childhood favourites. It blooms along...

Busy doing nothing

I've mainly been busy doing nothing. I did spend time at school tidying, sorting and shredding old papers. It's not the same without the...

Friday flowers

It's been a changeable week. Small scale ups and downs of productivity and inaction. As a family we are slowly adjusting to the altered...

Starting a Forest Garden

As there is no Forest School sessions going on currently, there is time to spend starting a Forest garden. It has been inspired by family...

Week 2

So as we settle into a new week, a new routine emerges. I have a full morning of freedom and solitude. I manage to do the washing, unload...

We’ve lost an hour

It’s that clock changing time of year. It seems that it’s not really going to affect my daily schedule. But it does mean we’ve lost an...

School day

I spent a day in school today. All very peaceful and clam. Quite unlike a usual Thursday. We started with an hour of laptop work, spaced...

Week 1

So school is out... maybe for summer, but let’s hope not. That’s not something I’d expect a teacher to say, but there it is. Like the...

Social distancing

Distancing is distancing whether it is in the city or in the woods. Like the rest of the world this week I‘ve been information...