The Riding Lesson

the riding lesson

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Wildlife spotter adventure: British carnivore mammals

polecat british carnivore mammal

What surprised me the most when I began wildlife spotter adventures with my children is that there are not a lot of native British mammals – particularly carnivores. This is mainly due to Britain becoming an island around 8,000 years ago not long after the end of the last Ice Age. Many species as a… Read More

Little Red Coat in the Autumn Rain

Little red coat and manor

A story in photos only of Little Red Coat in the Autumn rain. What do you think is the story? ( And fyi I’ve finally joined Instagram – please join me) Joining in with the Alphabet Project – w is for wet…which definitely sums up our Autumn weather this week in England. You might also enjoy… Autumn Mist… Read More

Siblings – Twins – October

Luce Theo twins

When Luce and Theo were babies in a stroller, people would often stop me and say, ‘Aah twins!’ Two pairs of big blue eyes would then focus intently on this stranger in response. They wouldn’t laugh nor cry. They’d just gaze in silence until the stranger walked away. They still like to use the double stare… Read More

Black and White Horses

Horses nuzzling bw photo

  I watched last week two horses nuzzling in the field at the stables where my daughter is learning to ride. Then one came over and looked straight at me. Perhaps this black and white horse was disappointed that I had no carrots to offer. Or just wanted me to take a photo. I’m joining… Read More

Mushroom hunting with kids


As September to November is mushroom season, I recently went mushroom hunting with my kids. But…and this is a big ‘but’…we didn’t pick, touch or eat any of them. I’m no expert in mushroom or fungi. I know that mushrooms are all fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms. That’s about the extent of my… Read More

Autumn Mist

wild flowers and sheep in mist

I woke up early one morning this past week and knew the season was changing when I saw the fog outside. Soon I found myself walking in the Autumn mist. Dew drops hung off dying wild flowers while sheep grazed in a nearby field. The cooling air was silent around me as the fog embraced the land…. Read More

Wildlife spotter adventure – Rabbits

wild rabbit on driveway

A thousand years ago there were no rabbits in the UK and now there are about 40 million. So if you live in the English countryside, like we do, they’re rather a common sight – especially at dawn and dusk when they’re most active. But, my children have discovered that if they try chasing wild rabbits… Read More

Ardingly Reservoir with kids – Roll, Spot, Pick adventure

Ardingly Reservoir with kids adventure

This month – early September – the kids went on a roll, spot, pick adventure at Ardingly Reservoir in West Sussex. After a recent outing taking photos of the wild flowers at this nature reserve, I put together a spotter sheet for a return visit with my twins. Rolling at Ardingly Reservoir But…as soon as they were… Read More