Photographing butterflies

Last week was a short week at work for me as I had the day off (and a pressing engagement) on Friday with some tropical butterflies at RHS Wisley! I was on a macro photography course with insect photographer extraordinaire Adrian Davies. The course took place in the morning where we were allowed 2 hours Read more about Photographing butterflies[…]

Volunteering with BCT at Gardeners World Live

Yesterday I headed to the NEC in Birmingham to volunteer with the fantastic Bat Conservation Trust. I was one of the volunteers manning the stall for Gardeners World Live which was a massive and very colourful event: But it wasn’t all about the pretty flowers. Over on the Bat Conservation stand we were talking about Read more about Volunteering with BCT at Gardeners World Live[…]

Beefest & Chris Packham

Saturday saw me heading to the beautiful Oxford Museum of Natural History (with added swifts in the above pic). first on the agenda was the Friends of The Earth Organized Bee Fest which saw lots of local bee stakeholders come together to share ideas on how to save the bees. After the discussions were over Read more about Beefest & Chris Packham[…]

A wander to Worton Organic Garden

In my diary I keep a list of local places I’d quite like to visit. This Saturday we didn’t have any fixed plans and the sun was shining so we headed off to explore Worton Organic Garden. The farm is hidden away near some stables & well off the beaten track. There is a restaurant Read more about A wander to Worton Organic Garden[…]

Glorious Glastonbury!

This weekend we finally made it on our very delayed trip to Glastonbury for my birthday. We drove down on Friday night after work & stayed in really lovely B&B The Pilgrims. The room was really good value & also included a fab breakfast the next morning, not to mention the most excellent Halloween attire, Witch in the flowerbeds anyone? Read more about Glorious Glastonbury![…]

Stroll to Strawberry Hill

On Sunday Zoe and I headed off on adventures for my Birthday. Instead of buying me a present to unwrap Zoe had given me the gift of visiting a historic house Strawberry Hill (with bonus sculptures – more of them later) and lunch. The house was built back in the 18th Century by Horace Walpole as a home Read more about Stroll to Strawberry Hill[…]

Wychwood forest fair

Today was the nicest day we have had for ages, which made our trip to the Wychwood forest fair even better! There were a myriad of delights but the main thing that lured us there was our favourite puppetry company Hand to Mouth theatre were performing the most excellent Piggery Jokery, so clearly we had Read more about Wychwood forest fair[…]

A visit to Tiggywinkles

This weekend in a trip that has been long overdue I set off with Trish to visit St Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital. Primarily known for being a hedgehog hospital the site also takes in and rehabilitates all species of birds (including lots of the beautiful local read kites), badgers, roe deer, foxes, waterfowl, bats (oh and did Read more about A visit to Tiggywinkles[…]

Hannah’s exhibition at the lightbox

This weekend we headed off to Woking to visit Auntie Adrienne & uncle Alan. Although we didn’t get chance to see my cousin Hannah (cause she was at work) auntie Adrienne suggested we go and see some of Hannah’s coursework which is currently on display at the Lightbox gallery (just a stones throw from the Read more about Hannah’s exhibition at the lightbox[…]