Learning to Paddle Board with Land and Wave

Land and Wave

Stand-up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest growing water sport and after trying it last year, we now own our own. It is not quite as easy as it looks, however! You take a big board onto the water, stand up on it, and then use a single paddle to propel yourself along. Then you have to practice turning, how to deal with waves and currents and how to get back on the board if you lose your balance and… Continue Reading “Learning to Paddle Board with Land and Wave”

An adventurous day at Altitude High Ropes – Bournemouth

Eliza-Altitude-Picture

Isaac and Eliza swim at Littledown and we often find ourselves in Littledown Park afterwards, as they have a large adventure play area, paddling pool, duck pond and lots of wide pathways, perfect for scooting. Altitude High Ropes is set towards the back of Littledown Park and the kids have been asking to take on the challenge for some time and on Friday, we finally did. Altitude features five different challenges: Low Ropes, High Ropes, Zip Wire, Climbing Wall and… Continue Reading “An adventurous day at Altitude High Ropes – Bournemouth”

Every Creature Counts Wildlife Survey

Painted Lady butterfly

If you’d like to know more about the wide variety of creatures that may be living in your garden the Knoll Gardens Annual Garden Wildlife Survey is a great place to start. Led by experts from the Dorset Wildlife Trust, this special day takes place every year to create a vital snapshot of the wildlife activity in this east Dorset garden. The survey provides an important year-on-year record, and offers the opportunity for everyone with an interest in wildlife, regardless… Continue Reading “Every Creature Counts Wildlife Survey”

A Birthday Meal at The Inn in the Park

The Inn in the Park

It is not often that my husband and I get out for a meal these days with Kian away at university, but now he is home for the summer we requested his babysitting services so we could get out for celebratory birthday meal. We were invited to review the Inn in the Park, a stunning traditional English pub located in Branksome Park, just a five minute walk from the beach. The pub was refurbished in 2017 and is filled with… Continue Reading “A Birthday Meal at The Inn in the Park”