We are so lucky that we live near to Wicken Fen. A large nature reserve and a vital wetland habitat. Home to thousands of species. So we are armed with nets to try and catch a closer look at some of them. We’ve been pond dipping there before. It was brilliant fun, although being a whole year younger was a bit more tricky. When you … Continue reading Pond dipping at Wicken Fen
gofest – a three day, family event held at the Surrey sports park. Pitched to me as a sporting Glastonbury. Given that I love festivals and I love keeping active it sounded great. In fact a friend even suggested it sounded like they had devised the event just for me….they did didn’t they? 😉 Tickets were available for the whole weekend or for single days. … Continue reading gofest Review
In typical British weather fashion, Summer hits hard. All or nothing. I prefer nothing. In the midst of the heat wave I whinge, I whine and I melt. I’m not cut out for Summer. Born a winter baby, in a snowstorm no less. Factor in that I produce red haired offspring, my viking origins clearly mean my blood boils far too easily. In more ways … Continue reading Southwold – Sun, Sea, Sand and Virtuals
Having thoroughly explored the gardens and grounds of Chatsworth estate it was time to think about making tracks. The problem being I wanted a cache find for the day. I was fast approaching 100 days on a streak. (Finding a cache every day for 100 days. To think I was completely normal until I started geocaching…😉) Toying with the idea of a cache and dash … Continue reading Geocaching at Chatsworth.
Chatsworth Estate. In the heart of the Peak District. 105 acres evolved over more than 450 years. An eclectic mix of garden styles with a huge sense of fun. Every summer I gaze enviously at the photos of a friend on Facebook, as her children frolic with blissful childhood abandon in the cascades at Chatsworth. I’ve always wanted my children to be able to frolic … Continue reading A visit to Chatsworth