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Rewilding Our Life - Days 17 and 18


Thursday, we went to The Eden Project for dinner in the Mediterranean Biome, which is as wild is it got that day...
We are struggling to keep up with the activities from the challenge, as they arrive via email daily & usually long after we have left the house - so it's difficult. 
We are still making the effort to be mindfully outside for at least 30 minutes every day, but we're just doing things our way - which suits us & maybe we'll incorporate rock sculptures & conversations with the younger generation on others days - If or when the opportunity arises.
Anyway, back to Eden... We arranged for Bebe to go into respite for a few days, so this enabled us to get out in the evening...

We enjoyed a couple of hours amongst indoor wildness...


Time with Magie & Patrick...

And a vegan feast...


We were the last ones to leave...

As always, a lovely night.


On Friday after work we were exhausted - caring for Bebe, being up at 6am & sometimes not getting into bed until after midnight, with some nights disturbed by Bebe trying to leave the house or knocking us up to see if we're ok is just so tiring. We expected to be out every night making the most of our long weekend of freedom, but no - the last 2 nights we've been in bed for 10pm!!! 

Friday's rewilding was popping into the back garden before retiring, Sime zoomed in on the moon between the clouds.

Kay & Sime
xx

Comments

Unknown said…
I love Eden but have only been during the day with my children. The food looks great.
Rosezeeta.
Kath said…
It all looks wonderful. I think Bebe needs to have a drop of Sherry to help her sleep, my old Nan used to swear by it :-)
Eden has been on our "must visit" list for so long, I look forward to seeing it all.

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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
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