Days 26 – 30: Making plans

As we embarked into the final week of 30 days wild I realised quite how much of my original plan I failed to do. This month it has mainly been spontaneous outdoor things, generally getting to know the area I live in and seeing how I could fit random acts of wildness into my working…

Days 19 – 25: Sea swimming to seed spotting

After another busy week I’m proud to be back up-to-date with my blogging! And wasn’t it a fabulous heatwave week of sunshine and bright blue skies? Perfect for getting out and about and is 100% definitely good for my mood! I hope everyone was able to make the most of at least some of the…

Days 12 – 18: Conservation to camping

The last week was full of exploring and getting outside to do different things. From discovering new paths and conservation areas near home to simply making use of the great weather we have been having, it was a jam-packed week (and a tiring one! Hence a really late blog again!). Day 12: Monday This week…

Days 5 – 11: Rainy days to sunset skies

Last week the weather changed and presented a new challenge of getting outside to do things in the rain… Day 5: Monday: Okay, so in contrast to the first sentence in this blog, most of the day was actually sunny – from what I could see from my small office window! However, deadlines stopped me…

Days 1 – 4 – Wild walks, women and wandering!

I am writing this whilst sitting in a field near Eye, Suffolk. A blackbird is scurrying around looking for bugs in the grass, the bees are buzzing around the clover flowers and a spiders has just crawled onto my shoulder – how apt! And, so, it is time to reflect on the first few days…

Getting WILD this June!

I don’t know about anyone else, but to me June has suddenly jumped up out of nowhere and told me it will be arriving tomorrow! This brings with it many exciting things… Summer, long days, dare I say sunshine?, My gorgeous​ sister’s birthday – but perhaps, most importantly, it’s that time of year again to…

Lemon and ginger tea

I’m constantly going on and off caffeine… I feel like I should reduce my intake and certainly not rely on caffeine to keep me awake… but also, I just love tea and never say no to a cuppa! This means that part of my tea tasting mission is to discover more caffeine free alternatives that…

What are we wasting for?

This is something that has been bothering me for a while – the ease in which one purchases disposable items and idly throws them out for nature to deal with. First off, living in a shared house (not with environmental scientists!) has really made me see the careless wastefulness of many people. I spend some…

Liquorice Tea

This was a surprise tea test as I called round to my parents for tea and ‘lucky-dipped’ the liquorice tea from a mixed box! I believe this particular tea came from the Netherlands (not sure if that affects the flavour – but I don’t know the brand!). I feel like liquorice tea is another one…

Popcorn Tea

In my usual, ‘this blog has no set theme’, way – I have decided to review the different teas I try. Well, I do love tea, and I discovered that I have quite a collection of different flavours. First up, it is Popcorn tea. My friend bought this for me for my birthday a couple…

Waiting for the rains

When I first visited Kenya, in April last year, I was presently surprised by the abundant vegetation and thriving crops in the rural areas. Yes, it was hot, but with the right irrigation methods and farming techniques, smallholder farmers were doing well – oh and it helped that this was during the short rainy season….

Tortilla Pizza

This has become my new favourite, quick meal. It’s a great healthy alternative to pizza, tastes great and is really really quick to make! This recipe makes two pizzas. Ingredients 2 seeded tortilla wraps a little olive oil for brushing 1 red pepper 2 tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill 2 tbsp…