June started with a lovely day out with Bex and Violet. What a great way to start our 30 days Wild challenge! Starting off at the farm, we walked around Forge Mill Lake and RSPB reserve, spotting a heron and all sorts of different wild birds and water fowl.
Back home, we tended to our own poorly chicken, Buckbeak, who, despite an operation at the vets to stitch in her prolapse, and lots of antibiotics and TLC from nurse Amber, sdaly passed away a couple of days later.
We had a lovely play date with Jacob and Jess.
A lovely splash in the stream and picnic with friends at Streetly Gate in Sutton Park. We saw another heron, lots of wild Exmoor ponies (and not so wild cows!) and had fun both climbing trees and making clay faces on them.
We had a fun day at the library, out for lunch and buying new sunglasses. Amber made a start on her Father’s Day card for Daddy.
We spent a fantastic day at Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood. There were so many goslings! We built dens in the woods, explored the museum and Alfie and I completed a trail around the old hall.
We had a lovely time at gymnastics class, then playing in the park with friends.
We had great fun at Chase Group hand sewing bunting and playing with friends outside, followed by a visit to Nanny and Grandad.
We went swimming with friends.
We went to an amazing farm day where the children got to groom rabbits, guinea pigs, goats and donkeys, feed the animals and pond dip.
We had great fun paddling in the river with friends at Wolseley Wildlife Trust
Alfie got to meet his adopted alpaca Tailwind at Charnwood Forest Alpacas.
Amber had fun at Alison’s 21st birthday party.
Alfie and Amber planted their cress seeds from the farm.
More fun at gymnastics and at Jarvis’s 7th birthday party afterwards.
We had a great meet up with HE friends at Jack’s Wood.
Followed by a visit to Nanny and Grandad.
We went swimming with friends again, and spent time making cards and presents for Daddy for Father’s Day. We also looked after poorly Sonic the hen, who sadly joined Buckbeak at Rainbow Bridge.
A lovely day of bouncing around with friends at Flip Out trampoline park.
Fun with friends at Cannock Chase.
Alfie, Amber and I went to the wildlife festival in Birmingham, then for lunch at Cherry Red’s.
The next day Poppy, Amber and I went to circus themed Pugfest.
Yet more gymnastic and park fun.
The big Chase HE picnic Amber made some beautiful glass lanterns.
Snow tubing with friends. It was great fun – I had a few goes too
Charlecote Manor NT with Granny and Grandpa.
Sutton Park stream fun with friends, including dam building.
Library and visiting Nanny and Grandad.
Brownhills canal festival, followed by pub lunch and park. Alfie and Amber had fun rowing on the canal Jam tart making later.
Yet more gymnastics and park fun.
Looking after Nanny, and a fun HE meet up in the Arboretum, including braving the chilly splash pad.
A wet cycle ride at the Wheelie Workshop, and donating a bike and scooter. Making lemon curd and garlicky pasta with roasted tomatoes.
A fun day with friends at Water World. Alfie and Poppy spent most of their time on the rapids and flumes with friends
Flaming June it was not, but we had an amazing month anyway