Muddy Boots ‘Wild wood’

One of the reasons that I haven’t been blogging as often this year is because I am busy training to be a Forest School Leader. I am loving the process and the whole concept of Forest School. I have always felt very at home in the woods and am loving introducing other people to this gentle way of interacting with each other and the natural world and seeing people appreciating the wonders of our natural environment.

Yesterday I ran my first ever Forest School taster session. It was so much fun! Ten families enjoyed a morning in the woods, making nature crowns, reading The Gruffolo, making dens for woodland creatures and Gruffolo caves for themselves. We rounded off the morning with hot drinks made on the Kelly Kettles and a picnic in the dappled shade of the hazel trees. I will be taking bookings soon for my regular Forest School sessions which start in September. I am loving my career path right now!

Here are ten photos from the day. IMG_7174 IMG_7170 IMG_7179 IMG_7224 IMG_7222 IMG_7238 IMG_7223 IMG_7211 IMG_7196 IMG_7185

10 photos

Despite repeatedly dropping my i-phone and smashing the screen rather badly, I am still using my phone and taking pictures with it most days. I love my Cannon camera, but for convenience and portability, a mobile phone camera is difficult to beat. I have selected a random collection of 10 photos that I have taken recently to share here today. IMG_8305IMG_8410 IMG_8367 IMG_8364 IMG_8361 IMG_8359IMG_8302IMG_8380 IMG_8383 IMG_8301Busy Bee

Double rainbow

Pearly spiderweb


Evening run


Botanical gardens

Pumpkin sunburst

Fairs shares of Tomatoes

Shocking pink



Photos from this week

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Baby S turning one year old! (and turning into The Gruffalo)



Blowing bubbles


More Snowdrops

Early Spring sunshine

Muddy paddling

Helebores brought inside

Planting my first seeds of the season

Washing drying outside


All-in-one waterproof

Buds on the fruit trees

5 eggs everyday from our happy hens

Whoops, almost lost one!

Cheeky chap