October 2014

Highway Farm and Little Explorers Outdoor Pre-School

29 October 2014
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Do you ever visit a place and the moment you arrive, a tingle of excitement runs down your spine? This happened to me at Highway Farm. Every tree planted, every stake hammered into the ground and every feature created  is part of the never-ending story of how this remarkable setting has grown and evolved over the […]

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10 Outdoor Ways to Celebrate Books

25 October 2014
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Books are brilliant. They create worlds within our heads – places of power and possibilities. They feed our imagination and allow us to think “What if…?” As my friend, Dominic the Storyteller once told me, “Pictures tell a 1000 words, but stories create a 1000 pictures.” Book Week Scotland is 24-30 November and to give […]

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The Fairy Garden at Coombe Mill

22 October 2014
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This past week I have been staying in Cornwall at the wonderful Coombe Mill Family Farm as I was on a professional learning stint, visiting various organisations and meeting lots of different people. The Fairy Garden is one of many examples which demonstrate why this place is amazing and not your average holiday accommodation.

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50 Things to do at Coombe Mill Farm Before You are 4 and 3/4

19 October 2014
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When working in Cornwall, I decided to use Coombe Mill Farm as my base. Many of you will already be familiar with the award-winning blog which Fiona writes detailing the activities of her family and what happens on the farm throughout the year.  I really enjoyed my visit and wished my own son was a toddler as […]

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Thank You Cornwall

14 October 2014
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Recently I took the opportunity to have a professional learning week in Cornwall. By this, I mean that I made time to meet people and visit organisations which I would not normally have time to do. I learned more about their work with children outdoors and we shared experiences. The idea is really very similar to […]

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Autumn Memory Mobile

12 October 2014

Recently I was visiting the The Lost Gardens of Heligan. In the entrance, was the beautiful hanging decoration. Upon closer inspection, it contained a range of autumn finds:

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Surfers Against Sewage: Autumn Beach Clean

4 October 2014
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Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is “an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research.” From 17-19 October, this organisation is asking for your help. If you live near a beach or use a beach, you can get involved in […]

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