|Enjoying what we've grown|
Well this is the last week of our summer hols and Big Tot, Little Tot and I have been busy readying ourselves for Big Tot’s first day at school next week. We have explored the countryside, gone on long walks and generally tucked into a lot of yummy home-grown and wild treats!
|Sharing the bounty|
There is something about foraging for food….it tastes so much better and keeps us going as we trample up those big hills on our walks! This week, we ticked off No. 9 Eat an apple straight from a tree, No. 21 Pick blackberries growing the wild and No. 41 Plant it, grow it, eat it! A hat trick of #50things – and very proud of ourselves we were too! This summer has seen us complete of all these challenges too and we have enjoyed every minute, even No. 6. Run around in the rain!
No 1. Climb a tree
No 2. Roll down a really big hill
|Right before we picked them!|
No 4. Build a den
No 6. Run around in the rain
No 7. Fly a kite
No 9. Eat an apple straight from a tree
No 12. Make a trail with sticks
No 16. Make a daisy chain
No 18. Create some wild art
No 19. Play pooh sticks
No 20. Jump over waves
No 21. Pick blackberries growing in the wild
No 22. Explore inside a tree
No 23. Visit a farm
No 26. Hunt for fossils and bones
No 31. Hunt for bugs
No 34. Track wild animals
No 37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rockpool
No 41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
No 42. Go swimming in the sea
No 44. Go bird watching
No 48. Learn to ride a horse
You lot have been pretty busy too!!! We love your #50things adventures almost as much as our own!
Loved this little video of discovering what’s under the water Have you tried No. 35 of your #50things - Discovering what's in a pond? http://youtu.be/UGCe8phtkaI What did you see?
Some serious adventurers here! Very committed even in the rain! We salute you @krens28! Great fun at Ightham Mote Den Building yesterday! Even in the rain!! @southeastNT @NTIghthamMote pic.twitter.com/jVLrgQIBMk
A bit of messing about on the river here – looks heavenly! @lucycdavies Messing about on the water (in Rudyard Kipling's old boat) @batemansNT @ Bateman's NT http://instagram.com/p/dflhRNvVdU/
Lovely share here from @heidi_smart: Tasting, smelling and identifying herbs @polesdenlacey and planting cress #50things pic.twitter.com/Y6Z3l76HJz Her little ones have been busy this summer!
Wild-Time may be over but there are plenty more #50things adventures to be had as autumn makes us reach for wellington boots and coats! Big Tot is already talking about No.10 Play conkers and I am pretty sure that No. 33 Catch a falling leaf will shortly follow. Who knows, we might even manage to get to 25 out of 50things with #No3 Camp out in the wild, No. 47 Cook on a campfire and No. 27 Go star gazing this weekend as the finale to our summer adventures?! For now though, thanks so much for sharing all your #50things adventures this summer…….make sure you carry on ticking off all 50 of those fantastic challenges! DO send in your pictures, tweets and shares on Facebook and @southeastNT. The lovely National Trust ladies and gents love hearing about your NT adventures.