" Exposure to nature and the outdoors as a form or component of psychotherapy " Full springtime immersion, feeding spring lambs and poking my fingers deep into their already thick fleecy head. Local walks stolen between school drop-off and the various obligations of the day. Over the grimy crossroad and away from the the chip-shop stink. Tripping down concrete steps littered in … Continue reading Ecotherapy
In a sleepless haze of nap-less desperation I bundled the girl-child into the car in the hope she would fall asleep. I wound through lanes and villages around York for half an hour before she finally closed her eyes. Being lost* I carried on driving looking for somewhere to pull in and close my own … Continue reading A visit to Yorkshire Lavender.
The sap is definitely rising and these are some of things making me smile this week! Hurray! 1 // Seeing the first butterfly of the season, and a huge bumblebee. Hearing the birds in the hedge getting all twitterpated. 2 // Mothers Day was gorgeous. Girl-child picked out some flowers for me and kept saying … Continue reading Happy Things #2
As good as any. Anniversaries always give cause to reflect, but if truth be told, I'm not usually given to marking this day. As anyone who has ever lost someone close will tell you, the small slender spear of loss can prick your heart at any time of year, sometimes a tiny scratch on the … Continue reading A good day for remembering.
Being something of a technological slattern, I had neither backed-up my hard drive or uploaded photo's from the camera in approximately a gazillion months or something. It came to a head when iPhoto crashed on me last night. Momentary panic ensued. Not too am-dram, though, I was zonked in front of my Girls box set … Continue reading Lately // Winter Walks
I don't have much luck with car boot sales. We turned up all prepared with wellies, sling, snacks, cash and suitably Del Boy style attire to find it was cancelled again. Luckily, we found a nature reserve around the corner. It had everything going for it: muddy puddles in abundance, rabbits, squirrels, the most delightful … Continue reading A mini adventure!
Sometimes you turn a corner and see this... And all is right with the world, don't you think?
After the stress-fest of last weekend, we stayed home this weekend, taking a mooch through town and letting Little One lead us around. Bit of decluttering, catching up on sleep (me), movies (him), stirring up some comfort food, sweet treats.... You know the vibe? Easy. 17/52 You are a natural explorer, leading your Daddy … Continue reading Living Arrows 17/52
Camping eh? Immersing yourself in the middle of forests, mountains and Lakes. Idlely swigging on a local ale by the campfire as you strum a guitar. Perhaps a spot of leisurely gourmet camp food preparation to while away those splendid al fresco hours of relaxation? Uh-uh. Not anymore! Welcome to camping with a toddler! Last … Continue reading The one where we take a toddler camping…
It's all been a bit homey and a bit quiet around here lately. Since my last written post, Spring has arrived, we had a couple of birthdays, and got ill. I've been busily taking the Small along to a load of those baby groups that you are *supposed* to go to in the first year, … Continue reading Lately // In photo’s