Thursday, 31 October 2013

Holiday Fun

Today I am sharing our favourite walking prop. We went for a very windy walk on the Shropshire Hills yestreday armed with a piece of card with two strips of double sided sticky tape attached.

The girls collected all sorts of nature treasures. Little M wanted to stick a dry sheep poo on but we drew the line at that one! If you have grandchildren visiting or little ones it is a great way to go for a walk without noticing how far or how steep it is.

Sometimes we have rules like only green things or only leaves etc. but today was a free for all.

We spotted some fresh wild watercress by one of the streams and had a taste.

At the end they were gunning to go in the water. They lasted 10 minutes before their socks were wet and their hands and feet were freezing cold!
Welcome Autumn, you are well and truly here. Jo xx
Note: if you sew and you think what you make is pretty snazzy go and check out this blog. She has made her own underwear and it is amazing, then follow her and you will be stunned by what she makes.


  1. I love this idea! Will definitely be doing this on our next walk. Thanks Jo.
    Marianne x

  2. Hi Jo what a fab post - one of my most favourite parts of the world, thank you for the photos just love them. The girls did a wonderful job in creating something so special. Have a fantastic weekend, big hugs as always

  3. I love this idea of really exploring nature while going out for a walk.

  4. What a great idea, and it savings having lots of bit scrunched up in your pocket! Good save on the little gift from the sheep BTW! xx

  5. What a brilliant idea, great for making walks more exciting :) xx

  6. You are so clever! I am definitely doing that one for our next walk - geez, I think I'll share it with my pre-school, they're always doing nature walks! Thank you for sharing your fun day! Chrissie x

  7. What a great idea! Beautiful countryside xoxo

  8. That Carolyn is fantastic. I would never have thought of making my own underwear.
    Love your idea for walks, will remember for when my Granddaughter is a tad older.

  9. What a delightful idea Jo - so exciting and encouraging for the girls, as well as you!
    I was very interested to look at Carolyn's blog because she lives in my 'capital' city and also because I made underwear too, years ago, and sold them, but never tackled bras! Thanks for the link, she's doing a fantastic job!
    Joy x

  10. The sticky tape nature cards are works of art, Jo! Thanks for posting the idea.
    Gracie xx

  11. Hi Jo - I'm finally checking in. Hey that sticky tape idea is brilliant. How fun for the kiddos!

    Oooo..I can't wait to see the felt. :-)

  12. What a brilliant idea to keep little people interested in walking without realising it! Gorgeous post xox Penny

  13. A very sweet way to engage the kids in a walk, I know that we have done some similar things and ours love it and are very proud of it too. A very beautiful place to go walking. xoxo

  14. This is such a great idea! My beans would love this! I have yet to head out with double sided tape...BRILLIANT!!! The landscape in your part of the world is gorgeous! And your sweet girls! Oh my! So sweet Jo! I am pinning this!!!

  15. Thanks all, glad you liked it, I knew you would! Jo x