Gardens

It’s June, and as you’ll have read in my previous post, that means I’m sticking to my tradition of celebrating ’30 Days Wild’, along with many others. Since having children, one of my favourite places to go is RHS Rosemoor. In every season, this place is beautiful and fragrant, full of flowers, herbs and trees….

At Home (30 Days Wild)

Every June, the Wildlife Trust organise ’30 Days Wild’, encouraging people from all walks of life to get outside and experience nature. For me, it has become a 365-days-a-year thing, but June is a great month in which to celebrate that! Getting outside and engaging with nature is very much a part of who I…

30 Days Wild, 1 Day On

The end of June brings the end of ’30 Days Wild’, but of course the wild goes on with or without us. In fact, after recent political events it is something of a comfort that in spite of our human exploits, the wild still prevails. In the context of my own life as well, it gives…

10 Happy Things

This week, I’m defying my urge to write a rant about the EU referendum and its result. Instead, here’s a list of 10 Happy Things brightening up my week: Making a Nature Journal, as inspired by Emma Caton. I am constantly in wonder at the natural world, and putting some of that wonder into a…

Life Lately

The last fortnight or so has been a time of living quite intensely – making big decisions, riding a roller-coaster of big emotions and pushing myself over some big hurdles. I guess that sometimes it just happens that the big things coincide and collide all at once, and we just have to take them in our…

Wild Child Wonder

Judging from my twitter feed, I am not the only one who has been doing 30 Days Wild in the company of children. I work in a primary school and although 30 Days Wild was always meant to be a project for my home life, I have found that it has made me more aware and…

The Day the Wild Found Me

So, I’ve been doing 30 Days Wild, in case you hadn’t noticed. I love the whole concept of letting more wildness back into our modern lives, and I’ve really enjoyed taking part so far. What’s great is that you get to see everyone else’s pictures, blog posts and videos as you go along. I love…

30 Days Wild: Exploring a new place

Beginning in a familiar chain coffee shop, I commenced my visit to a new city. This particular establishment had a collection of old books and was playing classical music. The presence of these features, which are usually more common in independent stores, perhaps says something about the city I was in. It had been cloudy…

Small Things: 30 Days Wild

Fairly regularly on this blog, I write ‘Small Things’ posts, which are lists of the sweet and simple things I’m thankful for. It’s my way of making sure I don’t miss the best bits of life. When I sit down to compile a Small Things post, that’s my time to take stock and notice that whatever…

Find me where the wild things are

‘Find me where the wild things are’, sings Alessia Cara, rejecting a culture of image-obsession and social pressure. She is perhaps referencing the 60’s book in which a child goes off on a gleeful adventure ‘Where the Wild Things Are‘. In any case, this idea of wildness is infectious, borrowing from the natural world a sense of freedom…