We’re going wild in June!! #30 days wild

30 days wild

There is something wild happening for 30 days next month. We are taking part in the 30 days wild challenge by The Wildlife Trusts charity. We will try to do something wild every day for 30 days.

As I stick noodle in his bath tonight, a whole handful of pine needles falls out of his hood all over the bathroom floor. He found a great hiding place when they were playing but he did have to go very low, apparently. The bathroom is a mess, this stuff sticks to everything, but I’m happy. Three hours we were in the woods today and although I was starting to get a bit cold when the sun disappeared, I simply couldn’t bring myself to take him home. I loved how happy he was being completely carefree as only a child can be.

Being outdoors, connecting with nature; it’s something that has become really important to me. It makes me feel alive and adds colour to my life. I want noodle to be able to do what I did in my childhood. We played in the woods, built dens, helped hedgehogs cross the road, counted clover leaves, made daisy chains and so much more. We were connected to nature, nature was all around us.

So this is the aim of our challenge, to stay connected to nature.

If you fancy taking part, it’s not too late to get your pack. You get a wall chart with loads of ideas, stickers and a badge and for my fellow bloggers, if you tell them you want to blog about the challenge, they will send you a free bloggers pack with logos, images and also entry into their blogging awards.

Sign up here: http://action.wildlifetrusts.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1823&ea.campaign.id=48499 

Follow the hashtag #30dayswild on social media for loads of ideas from others taking part.

If you are taking part and blogging about it, leave your link in the comments so I can snoop on your ideas 😉

 

 

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Weekly photo – week 20/52

weekly photo meadow

Every week I choose a photo to become my photo of the week to remind me of cherishing the little things, not losing sight of the things that really make our lives colourful.

This week it’s a photo I took when we had a picnic on a beautiful meadow surrounded by forest. Noodle made some friends very quickly and they wondered around the woods for nearly 3 hours. It was so peaceful and I could literally smell summer. It has become hugely important for me to do these little outings on a regular basis. I think it keeps us all grounded and some much needed down time.

So much so, we’ve decided to take part in the Wildlife Trust’s “30 days wild” for the month of June. We’re going to do something ‘wild’ every day. More on that soon. Can’t wait!

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On the EU Referendum – from an EU Citizen

EU Referendum

I never thought I would write about politics. If I’m honest, I have never spent a huge amount of time concerning myself with it. I would probably fit into a category of people who know the most important bits and glazes over slightly when it comes to the nitty-gritty.

A month before the EU referendum, with a poll card and many more posters and flyers through our letterbox, I am, however, getting a bit anxious. 

You see, I’m an EU Citizen. I’m the subject of a lot of discussion at the moment and it’s starting to get to me.

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