A lot has changed in my life over the last few months while I’ve had my blog closed. I’ve started studying filmmaking, and it has become my absolute obsession. Most of what I’ve been making or watching has no relevance to nature or environmental issues, and I haven’t been getting out in nature as much as I used to. However, in the last few weeks I’ve realised that I shouldn’t be using film as an excuse to not get out in nature, but rather as my reason or excuse to get out in nature.
Last week I went on my Gold Duke of Edinburgh practice and qualifying expeditions, sailing on the west coast of Scotland. I’d never done sailing before except for two occasions years ago (in which I never actually learnt anything about sailing) and I’d also never slept on a boat before, so there were lots of new experiences. Continue reading →
Last Friday I got up just before 5am to travel down to Rutland for Birdfair (which was totally worth getting up early for!). Like last year, I was only there for the Friday, though hopefully I’ll be able to go to two or three of the days next year!
This year I am going to Rutland Birdfair which runs from Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st August. This will be my second year of Birdfair and last time it was the highlight of the year! Unfortunately I will be only there for Friday this year but hopefully I’ll be able to go for all three days next year if I manage to sort camping in time!
If anyone sees me and recognises me, feel free to come and say hi! It would be great to meet some other bloggers and naturalists, because they are a real inspiration to me and without them I wouldn’t write this blog (and I’d probably barely go outside at all!).
Here are some photos from my trip to Birdfair last year:
This week I have been on my Silver Duke of Edinburgh award expedition in the Long Mynd area of Shropshire (I think I’ve been getting mixed up and telling people it’s in South Wales by accident!). We had to walk for three days (camping for two nights) and our expedition aim was “to create postcard designs using our surroundings.” Continue reading →
Yes, I know – I said I was going to blog more frequently after 30 Days Wild – but the last few weeks have been so busy for me that I’ve barely had any time on the computer to blog!
I’ll start off with last week – I was volunteering at a children’s activity week for 5 to 13 year olds. It was in a field next to a nature reserve, with some activities taking place in yurts onsite while others took place by the river or in the reserve itself. Continue reading →