School’s out

Life has been quite busy since my last post, which has meant that I haven’t had time to post any updates here. Anyway, today I wore my TA hat for the last time and bade farewell to the primary school I attended as a child and have worked at for the past 20 years. I […]

It’s been too long

At long last, we had a day off together and the sun was shining so, 10 months after our last London LOOP adventure, at 8 o’clock this morning we were standing at the bus stop ready for another adventure. We headed into London by train and then out to Heathrow on the underground for sections […]

The wildness continues

It’s been a busy summer so I’m a bit behind with my posts – I realised that I didn’t finish my #30DaysWild series. So, to continue, days 20 and 21 included seeing a red admiral butterfly drinking tree sap, getting up close to a spider, watching visiting goldfinches, and listening to an owl hooting in […]

30 Days Wild – days 14 to 19

I soon discovered that you often can’t plan moments of wildness each day, and even if you try to, something surprising generally happens. Days 14 to 18 were no exception – surprises included close encounters with a gull and a bee, plus we had a fabulous sunset, I spotted some more butterflies, enjoyed a quiet […]

Butterflies and bees

As I mentioned in my previous post, today is day 13 of 30 Days Wild and for me it’s been the best so far. On a recommendation from a Twitter friend I jumped in my car with my camera, and drove the 3 miles or so to a local nature reserve. We’re so lucky in […]

On the wild side

As some of you may know, June is #30DaysWild month – for the whole of June the Wildlife Trusts are encouraging everyone to do one wild thing every day. They call this doing Random Acts of Wildness, and I’ve been posting mine on social media. In the first week I spotted a colour of the […]

More LOOPiness

A day when we were both around with no commitments to get back for in the evening = another Wheelers’ Walk. Time for the next section of the London LOOP. This section was from Kingston Bridge to The Causeway. Where?? Well… Heathrow, to be exact. Fortunately, a good chunk of the walk was through parkland […]