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February 16, 2020

Do you collect stuff when you are out on walks?  Do you end up with pockets full of nature- feathers, conkers, a red autumn leaf, a twig with a nice bit of lichen growing on it, shells, mermaids’ purses, a special stone? I do and so do the rest of my family.  My eldest...

February 2, 2020

Last week a new member of our outdoor group “Adventurers” had his very first session with us.  He described himself as a “competitive gamer”.  I said “oh yes, lots of people in our group are gamers”, trying to make connections and he replied with” yes, they are, they a...

January 19, 2020

what makes sense when nothing else makes sense?

A blog about mental health and internal barriers to getting outdoors.

So, this is a pretty important entry actually, to me at least and maybe some of you may relate.  Apparently the personal can be surprisingly universal....

January 10, 2020

Winter - #TinyAdventuresProject

It occurs to me, that if you do what you would usually do in the Summer, on a cold winters day, that this can become a new experience or challenge and a tiny adventure possibility.  Many people cook, camp and play outdoors in the summer b...

January 1, 2020

The Tiny Adventures Project

As 2020 begins, the start of not just a year but also a new decade, I am about to embark on a series of tiny adventures.  Would you like to come with me? I’d love it if you did.  It is for everyone.  Make some  #2020TinyAdventureGoals with me...

October 25, 2019

My mate Charlotte

Yesterday I had a distressed message from a great friend and talented outdoor colleague, Charlotte,  who had seen a thread on an outdoor leader forum discussing how to work with some "disruptive" children in their sessions.  One of these children was i...

August 22, 2019

  1. If you are wealthy you are more likely to have green space near you. A report from Natural England in 2014 found that the richest wards in England have 5 times the amount of green space.  In my local town of Bodmin, a large public green area close to several housin...

August 1, 2019

Following several months of experimenting with big outdoor cooking in our community, we have been asked many times for the recipes for what we have been making.  I am not naturally a follow a recipe kind of person, I tend to make it up a bit and take ideas and throw th...

August 1, 2019

Following several months of experimenting with big outdoor cooking in our community, we have been asked many times for the recipes for what we have been making.  I am not naturally a follow a recipe kind of person, I tend to make it up a bit and take ideas and throw th...

August 1, 2019

Following several months of experimenting with big outdoor cooking in our community, we have been asked many times for the recipes for what we have been making.  I am not naturally a follow a recipe kind of person, I tend to make it up a bit and take ideas and throw th...

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