Category Archives: Things to do

Fossil Hunting

A day at Lyme Regis beach hunting for fossils proved quite fruitful. The boy found the first one and then we just kept going along the same seam finding ammonite after ammonite. Truly wonderful with all the right ingredients of … Continue reading

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Pebble animals

We went to one of our favourite pebble beaches to walk the dog and collect pebbles to decorate for Christmas presents. The children each drew a picture of their idea before we set out and then collected the pebbles to … Continue reading

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Messing around on the river

After a morning indoors whilst the frost cleared, the afternoon turned bright and calm and proved ideal rowing conditions. It took a few minutes for my hands to warm up but once I got going I was toasty warm in … Continue reading

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Digging beets and planting garlic

We spent the morning in the garden lifting the remaining beetroots before the tops start to rot and then planting garlic. The beetroots are delicious and sweet so I’m hoping that just leaving them in the cool sitting on newspaper … Continue reading

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Mushroom hunting at Cockington

Despite the grey and wet morning we set off to Cockington Court to join a guided mushroom foraging party through the paddocks, orchards and woodlands of the estate. After a briefing on not eating any and not picking single specimens … Continue reading

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Collecting Sweet Chestnuts

A sunny October morning made for a perfect opportunity to collect sweet chestnuts in the local wood. There were plenty of kernels lying around together with some shrivelled nuts so it seemed that the squirrels had got the first and … Continue reading

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Apple Juice with Totnes Dangerous Dads

A great sunny afternoon picking, washing, cutting and pressing apples with Totnes Dangerous Dads. The kids loved it and we brought home 10 litres of apple juice to keep us going.  

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