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Rewilding Our Life - Days 26 to 30 and Beyond

We've had a crazy week of work & work related problems, as well as appointments & stuff to sort around Bebe. Our days have been incredibly full, exhausting & there's still so much more to do... But the one thing that last month's rewilding challenge has done for us - we've made time to be outside... Even when things have been hectic this week & we've barely been able to put one foot in front of the other, we've made time to just sit & eat our lunch or spent a few minutes on the beach before collecting Bebe from daycare. We've managed a few visits to Hemmick & have loved just sitting quietly watching the waves... We enjoyed watching a ship just off Portmellon Cove... Spent some time in North cornwall last weekend... We've collected rubbish on Hemmick... And driftwood... Enjoyed a paddle in the warm sunshine on Monday... And channelling the stream on Wed

Rewilding Our Life - Days 24 and 25

Thursday we enjoyed some time in the garden... The Clematis is thriving again, we're training it to grow around the front door & the bluebells are just incredible this year. The lilies are coming out too - we see lots of folks taking photos of them every spring... And the little fruit bush we planted a few years ago has started to spread (we thought it had died). We can't remember if it's loganberry or boysenberry, but we're very happy that it's survived.   The lemon balm is looking great too, we've made beer with it a few times & it makes a lovely subtle tasting herb tea. We spent an hour in the back garden playing with our new toy - Something we have wanted for a long time... A stainless steel  Kelly Kettle . We filled the kettle with water & the pan with a little newspaper & twigs. It's so easy to use... And we soon had boiling water for our cuppa. Lupe enjoyed the last of the rays...

Rewilding Our Life - Days 20 to 23

Sunday's weather was pretty awful here... It rained on & off throughout the day, so we enjoyed a quiet time at home by the woodburner. It was also our last day of freedom for a while, so it was nice to just chill out. The rain stopped by 8pm, so as Bebe wasn't here - we enjoyed a walk down towards the beach. This is the view from the first stile, which is just 5 minutes from our door... And this is from the second stile, just further down the lane. We stood & watched the sea for a while... And headed back up the lane when the rain started again. We didn't see anyone else - which was nice! Monday was the first time in 3 weeks that we were unable to do any rewilding, we had a serious problem at work which took time to sort & the aftermath continued throughout our evening, on top of this - Bebe returned home from respite, so it was chaotic! We made up for it on Tuesday... The sun came out in the afternoon & we were able to p

Rewilding Our Life - Day 19

It's the first time in years that we've had 2 days off over a holiday weekend & we really hadn't given much thought on just how many folks there would be out & about...  Our original plan was to go to Cardinham Woods, but on arriving to a full car park & a heaving picnic area - we turned round & carried on. Eventually, we found Deerpark Forest near Looe... There wasn't anyone else around - amazing, considering the amount of folks we'd seen elsewhere. We couldn't believe that we managed to eat our picnic without folks walking by... Thousands of people are holidaying in Cornwall this weekend & not one of them or any locals came along to disturb us, it was bliss. We took the 3 mile trail. We had periods of chatting & spent time in silence - enjoying the sounds & the warmth of the sun. We climbed high above the trees... And saw piles of chopped down trees. Such a beautiful day... We w