25th May 2017 – Last day of term

IMG_0498There wasn’t a cloud in the sky for Izzy’s school’s Maypole Dancing in the church grounds. Everyone slapped on the suntan lotion and enjoyed a cream tea, whilst the children threw flower petals onto the grass and wove ribbons around the Maypole.

After school, we headed into Seaton, to paddle in the lovely cool sea, where rafts of seagulls bobbed. As the tide turned and started to come in, I took the opportunity to teach Izzy about the influence of the moon on the tides.

A great end to the term!

Total wild time – about 1 hour on the beach

19th October 2016 – River paddling


There was a chill in the air this morning, as well as a large number of noisy seagulls. I took E and the dog for a walk along the lanes around Colyton. We turned around when the way was blocked by a tractor flailing the hedgerows and parked the buggy by the gate to a field. We meandered our way along the river bank and paddled in the water in our wellies. A pair of Mallards was swimming and a Yellow Wagtail flew by. At Ham Bridge, we turned around and went home.

Total wild time – 1 hour 20 mins

5th August 2016 – Sidmouth Folk Festival

IMG_20160805_150045115We took a deliberate break on the beach from the rather full-on Sidmouth Folk Festival to chill out. E had a great time racing in and out of the waves, shrieking with excitement, whilst Izzy pottered about with B, further up the beach. We made footprints in the sand and E threw feathers and seaweed into the water. Refreshed, we moved on to a pub to watch some sword-dancing.

Total wild time – 30 mins