30 Days Wild – Day 2 “Ours is going to be the best den ever”

The little munchkins are finally sleeping (it’s now 9.30pm!!) So time to start blogging….

A couple of weeksTWT 30 Days Wild_countdown_02 ago Leo and I put up some shelves (when i say some, i actually mean 2!). We went to Homebase, bought the screws, the brackets and the shelves. It took us nearly three days to put those shelves up. You really can’t get anything done with two little munchkins wanting to get involved in everything. I’m sure many of you out there totally understand?

So what would happen if we were all involved in the same thing? All working together as a family? All playing a part?

So DAY 2 of 30 DAYS WILD, lets try DEN BUILDING…

Off into the woods
Off into the woods

We headed to the Lickey Hills Country Park, they have a fantastic spot in the woods with branches and sticks just perfect for den building. Plus a selection of dens to pop in and out of. A highly recommended spot from the Pswarayi Family.

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Looks like we were out in the woods in the middle of the night...that was just the flash - weird!
Looks like we were out in the woods in the middle of the night…that was just the flash – weird!

It was great to be working something all together as a family, the children’s enthusiasm and excitement was contagious. I love the sincere joy and honesty that young children show “Ours is going to be the best den EVER” said Munashe while jumping up and down with joy. So, ours may not have been the best engineered den but it was fantastic to be spending time building and playing all together.

Thank you Wildlife Trust. http://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk

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One of Zori’s favorite stories at the moment is THE THREE LITTLE PIGS. There were many squeals of delight as we took it in turns being the BIG BAD WOLF. Thankfully no one huffed and puffed our den down and we got to enjoy eating our bananas in peace all squished in our newly built den!

If you’d like to watch our den making adventure sped up check out Leo’s Blog http://leothexplorer.com/blog/

Family selfy!
Family selfy!

 

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Off home after den building… Munashe decided bringing half a tree home was a good idea!

Looking forward to the adventures that will be Day Three….Over and Out

Sarah 🙂

 

 

 

30 Days Wild – Day 1 – Its SUMMER…here comes the rain again!

TWT 30 Days Wild_countdown_01Woo Hoo! Its June and that means 30 DAYS WILD. Munashe has been asking if its Monday yet for the past few days…wonderful that WILD things can be greeted with nearly as much excitement as Christmas!

So here we are….and its SUMMER – so visions of being out in the glorious hot sun with a melting ice cream, walking bare foot in the lush green grass spotting butterflies were definitely on my radar. But Oh No this is England…the wind, the rain and the cold!

So the challenge today – could we actually enjoy ourselves outdoors in the wind and rain or should we just give up on 30 DAYS WILD now or just stay inside and read a book about butterflies and wait for the summer to arrive??!

Lets get out there and see….

 

Off they go...
Off they go…

We headed down to Edgbaston Reservoir in the heart of Birmingham. It was raining….so lets see more water.DSC01096

It’s great to run and breath in nature and to be outside for a prolonged period of time. So that’s what we did we ran, we jumped, we walked we played. It was good!

Zori’s eyes would light up at the sight of yet another muddy puddle. Jumping in puddles definitely gave her the most joy, but really she could have happily spent another couple of hours watching the birds, the water, making marks in the ground with her wellies.

Munashe and Zori enjoying those muddy puddles!
Munashe and Zori enjoying those muddy puddles!

Munashe managed to find the gluppiest, muddiest, sloppiest puddle, which was the muddy version of quick sand. Which resulted in loosing a welly! Munashe’s highlight was the little family of Coot’s, telling is they were so cute and trying to work out which one was the toddler.

Which one's the toddler?
Which one’s the toddler?

So did we manage to enjoy ourselves in the RAIN and the WIND?? Oh YEAH

Our family selfy!
Our family selfy!