Category: Blog

ADVENT-ure Calendar

With December only a few days away, it’s time to get ready for three and a half weeks of micro adventures. A nice change from the chocolate filled calendars that we are all so used to, the ADVENT-ure calendar offers 24 reasons to get… Continue Reading “ADVENT-ure Calendar”

Advent-ure calendar

With so much of the run up to Christmas revolving around all things material, and chocolate, it’s always lovely to find ways to celebrate in a more natural manner. I came across the idea of an ADVENT-ure Calendar a few years ago and have… Continue Reading “Advent-ure calendar”


I live in the countryside. I am surrounded by nature. In summer I share this space with midges. Because of them, I also share this space with bats and swallows. I am just one of many creatures that calls this place home. Luckily the… Continue Reading “Yarrow”

Sea Glass

Now that the summer has come to an end and many families are back to the routine of school and work, this time of transition can be difficult for everyone, especially as many are returning to a very unfamiliar environment.  With lots of new… Continue Reading “Sea Glass”

Sound Maps

I recently spent a few days with my six nieces and nephews, aged 14 down to 5 and a half.  We were all at my mum’s old family home, and as usual, spent most of every day outside, in the sea, on the beach… Continue Reading “Sound Maps”

Colour Palettes

For those of us in Ireland, our worlds have just gotten a whole lot bigger, we can now explore anywhere within our county, and up to 20km from home if we cross a county border.  I am incredibly lucky to have both lake and… Continue Reading “Colour Palettes”

Happy Earth Day

Wednesday was Earth Day, fifty years of celebrating the earth.  Started by Senator Gaylord Nelson who was concerned about the deteriorating environment in the United States, it is now marked globally and said to be the largest secular observation in the world.  There is… Continue Reading “Happy Earth Day”


I came home recently to find that the enterprising boys next door had been hard at work chopping my bigger logs down to size for my stove. While I was very grateful, their price was a little steep!! I haggled them down to a cup… Continue Reading “Memento”

Let Them Play

“Play is the work of the child.” Maria Montessori I am very aware that many parents are overwhelmed by trying to homeschool, while also working from home. There is a lot of fear and anxiety in our lives at the moment, and adding the… Continue Reading “Let Them Play”

Dandelion Fritters

We’ve been blessed with the most glorious weather recently, and given that we are being asked to stay at home, or within 2 kilometres of home, it has been a wonderful gift to help us enjoy our outdoor spaces with ease.  I love being… Continue Reading “Dandelion Fritters”