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40 weeks

11th August.  Today was my due date for baby number three. I think I knew this morning that I’d be going to bed still pregnant, but I’m one of life’s optimists so there was always that little bit of hope….
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Catching up with #30DaysWild

After our family bereavement on day ten, I’m sad to say that our #30DaysWild enthusiasm waned somewhat. I’ve tried to catch up but the longer it takes, the more pressure I feel I’m putting myself under. I don’t want to…
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Peregrine Falcon webcam

Day 15: Looking at the Peregrine Falcon On day 15 of #30DaysWild I was looking for some inspiration. Luckily, the #30DaysWild campaign has a handy little app which came up trumps by suggesting I watch a wild webcam. I found…
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Foraging for Elderflower

Foraging is something I really want to learn more about. I have very limited knowledge of foraging and if ever there was a subject on which solid knowledge was important, this is it. One misguided decision to eat something in the…
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Eva

It’s a very odd feeling, watching someone slip seamlessly from this world to the next. It’s a waiting game. A game you don’t want to play but can’t walk away from. When my time comes, I hope death takes me…
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Things we’re growing

I’ve never had very green fingers. In fact, most everything I try to grow just dies a sudden death. My husband, however, is better and so he and the boys have a few things growing in the back yard. On…
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Identifying wild plants with kids

My children are now 5 and 8 years old and spend quite a lot of time in and around nature and wild places. We have tried to teach them to appreciate their natural environment and to take care of the wildlife…
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Riverside Picnic

We took a picnic by the river on day 7 of our #30DaysWild adventure. It was a bit of an impromptu dinner as the forecast hadn’t looked great, but I decided to throw caution to the wind (and the rain)…
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The dangers of Giant Hogweed

There have been some incidents in our local area recently where children have come into contact with Giant Hogweed. Some have suffered burns as a result. A park nearby has Giant Hogweed growing along the riverbank, so people who aren’t…
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Louis’ Poem: Bats

For day 4 of our #30DaysWild challenge Louis wrote a poem about his favourite creature: the bat. We have spent a lot of time as a family looking at and talking about bats. We even sponsor one in Louis’ name…
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