February: Lessons From Walking 85 miles

Today I have completed the last few miles of my walking target for the past month – 85 miles. I feel happy at being able to say I’ve 185 miles under my belt so far this year, a great head start! Currently, I’m curled up in my bath robe with numb fingers after completing a…

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Lifestyle: #BlueJanuary? My 7 Remedies

January can be a challenging month for many.  All of that build up over Christmas and New Year, it can leave you feeling rather deflated.  I’ve found it a little hard to get back into work mode this month. I’m still humming Christmas songs and I begged Rik not to put the tree and decorations…

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Day 22: Listening to Wild Sounds #30DaysWild

Hello, I can’t believe 30 days wild is nearly over. I’ve had so much fun documenting my wild experience and whilst I’ve not documented everyday (partly because during this, I’ve been getting my new house sorted) I have been outside come rain and shine. I’m generally an active person anyway but I think this challenge has…

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Day 17: Growing a Wild Garden #30DaysWild

The original owners of where I’m now living seemed to have loved their garden and wildlife or at least I’d assume they did with the abundance of trees, herbs, bird houses, fruit and wild flowers growing. The previous tenants sadly didn’t seem to have shared the love and forgot about it entirely and let it…

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Day 15: Grow your own #30DaysWild

It’s been a wet few days in the garden so apart from some sweeping up and a bit of nettle clearing before the rain gets me, I’ve been stuck inside with my head buried in gardening magazines and in particular the growing section. I’ve always wanted to grow my own food especially over the last…

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Day 12: Read a Wild Book #30DaysWild

The good thing about having friends and family who are interested in all things wild is they have a lot of books! Since one of the 30 Days Wild prompts encourages me to read a wild book, I thought one about trees seemed pretty apt considering I’ve a mini woodland going on in the gardens!…

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Day 10: Random Acts of Wildness #30DaysWild

Well it’s a wet and a grey day here but still warm and I’ve been dismantling an old wooden fence and sweeping up some of yesterday’s clearing. This week, I went looking around the garden to see what insects and things I could see, it was nice to break the gardening up a little. And…

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Day 8: Hug a Tree #30DaysWild

  This should have gone out yesterday but the garden distracted me! Are you getting involved in 30 Days Wild? I’ve always been surrounded by people who love trees.  My mum and nan especially, encouraged me from a young age to hug trees but as I reached my teenage years, felt uncomfortable with the idea.…

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