Celebrating Spring

Springtime is such a changeable season don’t you think? By the end of February it felt like spring had arrived… only for it to be put on hold with another couple of weeks full of rain, wind and hailstones! The hardy little snowdrops being the only sign of life as I waited patiently (or maybeContinue reading “Celebrating Spring”

Notice Nature Everyday

Since 1st January I’ve been making an effort to notice something about nature everyday… It started on an impulse after I saw a tweet from Kate Macrae that simply said: “Every day, take a moment to notice nature… a simple task proven to improve mental health.” It made me stop and think… I spend aContinue reading “Notice Nature Everyday”

New Beginnings… again… and again!!

It’s always tricky when I’ve not posted anything for several months… not knowing quite how to begin again!  Do I acknowledge or make excuses for the huge four month gap?  Or just dive in again as if it was only last week?  …Or waffle on a bit about not knowing how to begin!!! It’s soContinue reading “New Beginnings… again… and again!!”

Ditching the Devices

I did a little experiment recently… and thought I would share with you what I’ve learnt. As part of my #30DaysWild Challenge (a campaign by the Wildlife Trusts which I do every year) I decided I would ditch the phone and laptop for a whole 24 hours and see if I could be gadget freeContinue reading “Ditching the Devices”

Designing a New World

It feels like an understatement to say the world has changed somewhat since my last post… For the past few weeks I’ve felt driven to document the history that we are creating right now, but yet too exhausted to put pen to paper… lacking the head-space to fully process my thoughts… it’s all too surreal!Continue reading “Designing a New World”

Weather and Walking

Despite my love for the natural world and appreciation for the changing seasons, it’s fair to say I’ve had quite enough of the weather just lately. Is it just me or is there a connection between the division and hatred sweeping our country and Mother Nature showing us the strength of her wrath? Like anContinue reading “Weather and Walking”

New Year… New Blog!

Ok so many of you may be thinking isn’t it a bit late for a ‘New Year’ post…?!! For me, however 1st February marks a significant turn in the seasonal calendar and a time for new beginnings.  Recognised as ‘Imbolc’ in the Pagan tradition it’s also when the earth seems to awaken from it’s winterContinue reading “New Year… New Blog!”

Our Wild Herb Garden

This past month (or more!) has been a busy one and I’ve been a tad guilty of doing exactly what this blog set out to prevent… rushing through my days without stopping to appreciate the small stuff… or even worse, the not so small but pretty amazing stuff! We’ve helped to fit out a newContinue reading “Our Wild Herb Garden”