In our local community woodland we have a 'twigloo' - much admired recently rebuilt - and getting a bit small now for Corwin. It has long been our plan to build our very own twigloo on the croft and so when we had a rather quiet Sunday afternoon ahead of us recently we decided this was the time to finally have a go.
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We climbed a giant! Rising out of the plains of Hastings is Te Mata Peak, a glorious park with heaps of walking trails, forests, views and legends.
We are lucky to live in a beautiful region with many stunning places to adventure. Sometimes though, a recommendation from a friend opens another magical door to explore.
The snowdrops are here! I love these plucky little flowers that defy the chilly weather. Every year, I delight in the magical moment when the snowdrops burst forth to brighten up the bare landscape. It’s a cheering sight that heralds the arrival of Spring.
If you go down to the woods today, you might find some bluebells. We try to see them every year, and even so, they always take our breath away.
Another thing we decided to do on our trip to the Wye Valley was to go to Puzzlewood, a maze of pathways set in ancient woodland and among moss-covered rocks in the Forest of Dean.
One thing we always like to do at this time of year is to go and see the trees in all their autumn glory. I wrote something similar this time last year, but am unashamedly going to say it again: if you haven’t yet been for an autumn walk amongst the leaves, then you really should go now.
After a rather mild and often wet Christmas, the arrival of a really cold spell caused great excitement in our house. When I announced that it was minus 6 degrees and suggested we go out and find some ice, the boys couldn’t get out of the house fast enough.
....or “taking the easy way out”.
We started a new chapter in our family this September – I went back to my part-time teaching job after a glorious 3 year career break. So when Harry requested a den-building, campfire-type birthday party, I was delighted to discover that Castle Espie would do all the organising for us.
October half-term usually marks the last opportunity for us to go canoeing until Easter. We planned a long weekend in the Wye Valley and kept our fingers crossed for good weather. However, in the final run-up to our trip, a rather windy forecast suggested it probably wasn’t worth taking the canoe. We decided to leave it behind and find other things to do.