Tips for Swimming in the River in Autumn

bridge over river when raining

Swimming in the river in Autumn is rather different to that of wild swimming in summer. I started swimming in a local river a while ago when we bought our Stand Up Paddle Board. I only ever go to the same place as we had been with Natalie from Plutoniumsox Blog as she is a … Read more

Bonfire Night – Fun and Safety

Bonfire night fun and safety @pinkoddy

Bonfire night can be real fun but there‚Äôs also an element of safety to consider. Obviously the safest thing you can do is to go to an organised event. This could be one local or further afield such as at a theme park. But this is not always practical especially with young children, maybe a … Read more

Hedgehogs!!!

Hedgehog craft @pinkoddy

We keep on seeing a lot of hedgehogs at this time of year. They are so fun and easy to make too. For me they are a good way of introducing hibernation to the children (although I have yet to convince one to sleep all winter with me!) as well as talking about hedgehogs. The … Read more

Hibernation

Hibernation “Hibernation is an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor, that allows animals to survive winter extremes. Reducing metabolic rate and lowering body temperature enables survival through cold periods when food is scarce or has little energy value. Hibernating species usually work hard to build up large fat reserves before they bed down, and … Read more