Getting Back to Nature in Beautiful Borrowdale

I love camping, there's something very relaxing about sleeping under canvas and switching off from technology. Unusually for us, it's been a whole year since we last camped, partly because we spent some time abroad last summer and we moved house, but also partly because winter didn't end here until seemingly May day bank holiday … Continue reading Getting Back to Nature in Beautiful Borrowdale

Happy World Environment Day!

Morning all! Today is World Environment Day, for those of you that don't know WED has been run by the United Nations Environment Programme since 1974 in order to raise awareness of, and to encourage action on, global environmental issues. Every year the day has a theme and a host nation - this year the … Continue reading Happy World Environment Day!

Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -man - acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. ” - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring I'm (finally!) starting my book discussion series with the book that effectively set me on the path of environmentalism... Silent Spring by the … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring

A Bit Of Scotland’s Wild Places On John Muir Day

About John Muir Everything I've written lately seems very serious, so I wanted to take a step back and write something a little more fun. As it's John Muir Day today (and the conservationist's 180th birthday) I thought I'd do a little post about his home nation of Scotland and our recent visit there. John … Continue reading A Bit Of Scotland’s Wild Places On John Muir Day

Spellbinding… Every Child Should Read “The Lost Words”

I had planned to include The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris in my book discussion series, but I decided to let the magic speak for itself and give it its own special post (I had also planned to check it out and then give it to my nephew, but no chance, I'm … Continue reading Spellbinding… Every Child Should Read “The Lost Words”