Hug a tree

We are telling our kids that nature is in the past and it probably doesn't count anymore, the future is in electronics, the boogeyman is in the woods, and playing outdoors is probably illicit and possibly illegal.  Richard Louv There is no better sound than the sound of children's laughter. There is nothing better than … Continue reading Hug a tree

Our first family trip to Blackpool.

So Blackpool is what it is. I don't think it as changed since I was a young boy, amazed at the lights and the wind whipping around my ankles trying to blow me over. Willow ( 4 ) went on a school trip to Blackpool to see the Sea life centre and the RNLB station … Continue reading Our first family trip to Blackpool.

Lazy Sunday. Nature trails and slow cooked stew.

Once a week I try to get the girls out for a long walk ( 1- 3 miles ) Which is long enough for little legs before the moaning and carrying begins Last year the national trust website had the suggestion of doing a nature trail with the kids, using an old egg box and … Continue reading Lazy Sunday. Nature trails and slow cooked stew.