Four seasons in one day

Ten minutes from the summit of Snowdon and we had to call it a day. The wind was epic – coming at us sideways and genuinely strong enough to blow us over. The rain was like bullets stinging our faces and we were basically in a cloud. A wet one. (No photos of this – […]

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Best U.K. family adventure so far!

Dorset. Wow. We under-estimated you. The Easter long-weekend had gifted us with the possibility for a four-day adventure and we were keen to make the most of it. With spring in the air and the possibility of blue skies and perhaps even the golden orb that those in the southern hemisphere call the sun, we […]

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Butterfly mystery solved…

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it also solved the mystery of the missing Wisley butterflies….. It seemed to me unlikely that Wisley staff had forgotten to put the butterflies in the greenhouse, or that they had perhaps misread the brief for “6000” butterflies and put in only 60, so there must have been […]

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Where are the other 5,985 butterflies?

I’m just going to come out and say it…. Go and get yourself an annual pass for RHS Wisley Gardens. Like, right now. Seriously. RHS Wisley in Surrey really is the most phenomenal garden. I honestly must have been there around 20+ times by now and every single time I go I manage to find […]

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Ecopod Love

We wanted to start this year with a bang. It was to be our first camping trip of 2017 and crucially number one in our ’17 family camp outs in 2017’ mission, as well as being an important new county for our X County Challenge. However our plans ran into some early problems…. We had […]

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Mr Wee Wee Head

I have to be absolutely honest with you all….. I had never heard about Michael Rosen’s adventurous tale ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ before seeing it on TV last Christmas. However, all three of us absolutely loved every bit of its fairly simple but imaginative storyline: Four children heading out on a ramble chanting […]

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