wild children :: puddle jumpers

Whilst the grown ups were drawn to the sea of blue, the children were drawn to the sea of brown. When your feet are clad in welly boots, a muddy puddle is just crying out to be jumped in. The woods echoed with squelches, splashes, and squeals of delight. By the time we returned to

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wild children :: sounds of spring

This is such a hopeful time of year. Spring has officially arrived (although the weather seems to have forgotten this fact), and countryside feels full of promise, the soil heavy with latent growth. The boys have loved searching out signs of spring: catkins, primroses, bird nests and, most exciting of all, toadspawn. I am forever

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primavera

Finally, gloriously, propitiously, today is the first day of spring. I’m joining in with Bethan and Michelle for their Primavera Crowns project – a sweetly eccentric way of celebrating the change of season and of welcoming spring’s return. You can find more flower crowns over on Instagram via #primaveracrowns, and you can find all manner

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wild children :: a transformation

At the end of last week, the eldest’s school was closed for the day and I found myself at home with all three boys. To begin with, the older boys were absorbed in their Lego. As the morning wore on, however, they got scratchier and grumpier, squabbling and whining. We had been blessed with perhaps

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