There we were badger watching; sitting in Wytham Woods with a small group of folks. My 5 year old and 7 year old were fidgeting, but trying their hardest to stay as quiet and still as possible. Almost 2 hours; It was a long time to sit still, especially on a chilly evening! It all started with a postcard I picked up at the Natural History Museum; on the back … [Read more...] about Badger watching on an early May evening, Wytham Woods
Allen Banks is a stretch of the Allen river managed by the National Trust. We missed the Bat walk with the ranger 2 nights before (find out why- here), but I was still keen to explore this little piece of nature. Dadonthebrink was stuck working, so off me and my brood went. The Allen Banks walk was for me: I love walking along rivers, watching the water run down over rocks, … [Read more...] about Allen Banks: How far can a 22 month old toddler walk?
Over the past couple of years the Lake Balaton has crept into our hearts; It has a place in a small nook reserved for special family times. It is the first place the Littlins went sailing. It is the first place Max bathed in a natural body of water at just 9 weeks old. It is the first place Angelina has been fishing, sitting for hours despite not catching … [Read more...] about The magic of Lake Balaton
During the half term we had the pleasure of going to Hertford Camping and Caravanning Club site for the National Camping and Caravanning week (more of that later). On the program was a nature walk led by David Bellamy. The name didn't mean much to me, not having grown up in the UK. However, my friend Jennie, who was joining me and the kids with her 2 littlins was beyond … [Read more...] about David Bellamy- Meeting a legend
On Saturday we went to Nyman Gardens, a lovely National Trust property, with some other fellow bloggers. The special event was organised around a topic close to my heart encouraging kids to get out more and to find out about some of the things the trust is doing to promote this. It was a fantastic day that brought memories of the adventures from my own childhood and the … [Read more...] about Ditch the screen, don the wellies!