Day by Day, Nature & Animals, Science and Nature

Fun with autumn leaves September 2018

  We’ve had a week of picture book Autumn weather...crisp mornings (the chill in the air is demonstrated by the white clouds in every breath as the boys head off for a 7:40 am bus), clear blue skies and warm sunshine  as the day progresses. It’s also been the autumn equinox and associated harvest moon...more… Continue reading Fun with autumn leaves September 2018

Day by Day, Easy Food, Science and Nature

Elderflower cordial. June 2018

June always brings an abundance of white, frothy elderflowers to our hedgerows. Although I welcome Mayflowers (hawthorn), elderflowers are more delicate and beautifully fragranced. Part of our annual rhythm involves making elderflower cordial. It’s fun and easy. I always used to make it in time for Lanky Dude’s birthday, to give to the mums of… Continue reading Elderflower cordial. June 2018