Personal & Holidays

Pokémon Go – 7 Game-changing Approaches to Learning Outside

15 January 2017
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Developing a love of local wildlife

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Well Dressing in Derbyshire – A Nature Art Custom

1 June 2016
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A village custom and a perfect outdoor art idea

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A Night at the Movies

26 March 2016

The “must-watch” outdoor movies

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Blogging and The Trap of Assumptions

29 December 2014
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Recently I listened to Jonathan Freedland’s Radio 4 programme, The Long View, where the subject of Victorian diaries and social media was being discussed. It was comparing the boom in the keeping of personal diaries in the Victorian Era to our use of social media today. There was a good mix of opinions which got me thinking about […]

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Best in the Show

6 August 2013
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Outdoor ideas abound from the Turriff Show

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An 80-year old nature diary

8 August 2012
80 year old nature diary

A fascinating record.

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St Kilda – A Different Place

9 June 2012
St Kilda

St Kilda is tiny group of islands lie that almost 50 miles west of the Outer Hebrides in the middle of the Atlantic.

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Winston Churchill – Easily Satisfied with the Very Best

2 January 2012
The Star

The principal aim of the Fellowships is to acquire knowledge overseas to benefit community and country.

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Leave No Trace Fires

20 August 2010
Camp Fire

For thousands of years our ancestors relied on fire for cooking and as a source of heat and comfort.

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Season’s greetings!

25 December 2009
The Star

A festive video from the Children & Nature Network.

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Feet have feelings

16 November 2009
The Star

And feel so much the better for the right footwear.

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Slips, slugs, fun and freedom

28 August 2009
Slugs

Without a doubt the waterproofs were essential to his fun and freedom.

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iPhones and Outdoor Learning Part 2

3 August 2009
The Star

Apps are in there infancy but growing quickly.

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A Step Too Far

18 July 2009
The Star

3 pairs of welly boots, rock climbing boots, winter (and summer) hill boots but no Jimmy Choo’s.

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Reading into the Outdoors

12 July 2009
The Star

Reading outside is common on holidays.

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Bringing Beavers Back to Scotland

30 May 2009
The Star

Welcome home beavers – Argyll’s rewilding programme begins.

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This place still rocks

5 April 2009
The Star

The EU have yet to work out a way of standardising rocks and boulders.

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Herb Geek Heaven

27 March 2009
The Star

The uses of herbs throughout time makes for interesting reading.

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Every school needs a beach

22 March 2009
The Star

My son, MJ, typifies many children of today’s world.

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To Live is to Risk

31 December 2008
The Star

Only a person who risks is free.

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Risky Business

24 December 2008
The Star

At the weekend I made a rare appearance at a social do.

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Counting my blessings on my fingers

12 December 2008
The Star

Wrist gaiters are an ugly invention, if I am being honest.

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Frozen Thoughts on Ice

30 November 2008
The Star

Skating on ice outdoors.

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The darker side of an outdoor shop

30 October 2008
The Star

This week I made the fatal mistake of entering an outdoor shop.

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Swedish cafes…another outdoor experience

19 October 2008
The Star

Warming up with a coffee and muffin.

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