Thursday, 31 July 2014


We have had a very slow start to the holidays ..late to bed , late to rise ..tea .. Reading and more Lego .. I have pottered in the garden a lot .. Catching small bits of sun and little glimpses of wildlife here and there to catch on my camera .. We ramp it up a bit this weekend with a visit and small party up country .. Catching up with family and hopefully more sun .. Although the forecast looks a little dubious xx


Sunday, 27 July 2014


We have so much planned .. we have parties to attend , friends to meet and a festival to go to .. We don't have a plan during the holidays but have a couple of projects or ideas on the go just to keep us away from too much electronics .. .. at least an outing every couple of days .. We've drawn up a list of a few things we'd like to achieve.. it's very small and we aren't worried if we can't achieve them ..but here we go ..

1. Learn our bird calls ... (something we've wanted to do for ages)
2.Identifying our moths..
3. Read more scroll less (mummy!)
4.Study the night sky.
5.Camp Out ..
6.Dry and store herbs as teas
7.Swim , swim , swim .. Yoga .. Swim..
8.Sow our winter veg ..
9.Blog weekly about our exploits (hopefully)

That's it ... Have a wonderful Summer .. .. may the sun bless you and warm you xx

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Plastic Free July ...

We signed up to take part in Plastic Free July this year .... We are hoping to reduce our use of plastic in the house .. By taking small steps everyday .. No pressure or a blanket ban on all plastic as I feel we would fail by setting such an enormous task .. We've stopped our carrier bag usage and have replaced all our old toothbrushes with bamboo ones that we've obtained from eBay .. By looking at all our daily activities and talking about how to achieve each change we've discovered that there are ways around things .. We bought an Onya fruit and veg bag to clip onto our cotton shopping bag this replaces all the loose veg plastic bags on a roll and they are light enough for the weighing machine , we've been using shampoo bars and baking our own bread.. We want to do this project as we have all been upset by the amount of plastic being washed up on our beaches and how it's choking and killing the wildlife and we are passionate about making a difference ,even if it's only a tiny one xx