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bird activities for the weekend

17th Jan 2019

  In the lead up to the big garden birdwatch next weekend why not spend this weekend doing some bird activities with the kids. I have been making bird feeders with the children at forest school this week and these are two pretty simple but fun ones to make. You might even have all you […]

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my words for 2019

3rd Jan 2019

  My word for 2019 is Focus And this year I have picked a family word as well, Explore I first came across this a few years ago and have dabbled with picking a word for the year last year but it didn’t really stick. So much happens in a year doesn’t it. I cant promise […]

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nature advent

9th Dec 2018

  My mum Jill runs my forest school sessions with me and is amazing. An ex teacher and font on knowledge on nature she is the perfect person to work with. She collected lots of twisted hazel from our family holiday place on Anglesey this year and we used it at out last festive forest […]

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potato print wrapping paper

22nd Nov 2018

  I try to get most Christmas shopping done in November to ease the pressure on December and this year while looking for wrapping paper i remembered that a lot of the ones i got last year could not be recycled.   My plan this year was to make my own. I got a roll […]

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places to see Santa in Surrey / Hampshire

22nd Nov 2018

  We have been on the search for places to take Nevie to see Father Christmas and I thought i would share the places that i found that i really loved the look of. There are lots more than this including tons of garden centres ect but these are the ones that caught my imagination. […]

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great Autumn books for kids

8th Nov 2018

  I love reading and I love books. When i was an LSA in my mums school one of my jobs was to do reading with the kids at a tiny table with tiny chairs outside the classroom in the atrium and i loved it. As someone who is dyslexia and struggled with reading as a […]

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everything I wanted i have… and yet

1st Oct 2018

Everything i wanted i have…. and yet     Almost all the things i wanted last year, 3 years ago, 5 years ago (and i mean on the real list, not the win the lotto list) i have. And yet i have a whole new list and i’m not really appreciating the other stuff.   […]

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going greener

17th Sep 2018

  I can’t call this blog zero waste as I’m a long way off. In the past i have been so overwhelmed about where to start that i haven’t started at all. Doing my Forest School training and starting Wonderwood Explorers has opened me up to new people, new ways and i think changed me […]

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summer play ideas list

19th Jul 2018

  I have my summer sand bucket list all done, this covers all the big things i want to do over the summer. Things to see, places to go ect. This is my play ideas list. I haven’t been great at keeping one of these over the last few months and I know it helps […]

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summer sand bucket list 2018

12th Jul 2018

  I made a list of all the things I wanted to do last summer and I didn’t do to badly, over half. Without a list I’m a bit like jelly fish just floating around from one week to the next. A trip to a Lido was on last year’s list that never happened, but […]

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ice bath play

18th Apr 2018

  I got the idea for this bath play from a lovely lady on instagram. I dunked a few of Neive’s plastic toys in water and popped them in the freezer overnight. Bing needed a little help to stay under the water 🙂   Neive was fascinated as soon as I showed them to her and […]

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homemade shortbread

9th Apr 2018

  This could well become an obsession. Oh dear. I really didn’t think making shortbread was going to be as easy as it was. My mum and husband have both made it before, but I had never given it a go. Until now that is, and it’s SO flippin easy! It’s definitely going on my […]

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