Rediscovering The Sea

I wanted to go to the sea, realised I hadn't been in almost a year.  Why?  I love the sea.  I grew up with...
A horse grazing in a field, wearing a winter coat

The Lazy Way to Winter Watch

You know me, I'm ahead of the trend. I'm already Winter Watching, way before BBC's Winter Watch even hits our screens. I'm definitely watching, because I'm not moving very much. In fact, I'm sitting shotgun in the car with Hubs at the wheel, while I swivel my head to my heart's content.

Rockpool Discovery: Seaside Critters and Cliff Hangers-On

It feels like it’s been raining for the past week but somehow, last Thursday I managed to find myself on a beach with the sun shining and I don’t think I dreamt it.
Pheasant in a snow shower

Walking in the Snow, Birds of Faith

I went walking in the snow on Saturday. It wasn't intentional. Hubs and I had been out most of the day, seeing family and shopping at the supermarket. A walk seemed like the perfect tonic, a moment just for us.
Hot chocolate and cake.

At December’s Edge

Lately, I realised that I haven't written a nature-related post for a long time. I'm going to blame this on pregnancy, rain, and less time with my husband at weekends . . . Firstly, pregnancy does not mix well with hills, beach-walking or any kind of rough terrain. I was doing really well, up until I reached around 32 weeks, then I experienced two bad colds, began to feel nauseous all over again and lost a bit of my fitness.

Wild Rabbits with Memories of Watership Down

I've been seeing wild rabbits everywhere, in people's gardens, at the side of the road, emerging from woodland. None of them have been white or have caused me to fall into a pit and hallicinate so I think I'm safe enough ;) .
Mizen Head

West Cork Adventure: Mizen Head, Barley Cove & Glengariff

Are you ready for part 2 of my West Cork adventure? Last week, I shared my Schull and Harvest Moon Festival experience. This week, I'm reflecting on time spent at Mizen Head, Barley Cove and Glengariff.

Jimmy’s Forest: A Real Hoot

Jimmy Doherty, famed for his pig farming and links to Jamie Oliver has set himself a new woodland challenge, resulting in the Channel 4 programme: Jimmy's Forest.
White Feather

Feathers on the Road

A flurry of butterflies awaits us, as we prepare to make the most of a rare blue sky. The weather has been stubbornly grey recently, so here is a chance to show my little girl that life can have a shine all of its own.