Four Nature Books for Toddlers – Day 10 #30dayswild

Robin loves to read and if the book has flaps to lift up, even better! Quite often when he first wakes up he points to his books to read one, and last thing at night it is the same. As you can imagine a lot of his books are centred around nature. Last year I…

Adventures at Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire – Day 9 #30dayswild

Day 9 of #30dayswild saw us explore the grounds of Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire. When we arrived Robin was zonked out, he had already been asleep for about an hour so I stayed in the car and left him to sleep whilst Daddy went for a walk. 45 minutes later Robin woke up, by this…

Persley Walled Garden – Day 8 #30dayswild

Day 8 of #30dayswild looks at one of those locations which you drive past frequently and always think “I should go there” and rarely ever do! For me that is Persley Walled Garden in Aberdeen. I’ve been there a few times but not since last year. In fact one outing to Persley Walled Garden was…

Different Seasons at Johnston Gardens, Aberdeen – Day 7 #30dayswild

Day 7 of #30dayswild is about our visits to Johnston Gardens in Aberdeen during the different seasons. It might not be the biggest park in Aberdeen but it sure is unique. The park contains flowers, shrubs, rockeries, trees, as well as a stream, waterfalls, and pond with ducks and moorhens. The Mandarin duck has even made an…

Easter Anguston Farm – Day 3 of #30dayswild

Day 3 of #30dayswild – a visit to Easter Anguston Farm in Peterculter, Aberdeen. Easter Anguston Farm is an operational farm which serves as a training facility for adults with learning difficulties and other additional support needs. It has many different areas including farm animals, a fairy wood, plant sale, cafe, tractor play area and…

Getting Ready for 30 Days Wild 2018

It is almost June, which means it is almost time for the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge! This will be my 4th year taking part in the challenge and this year I will be blogging and sharing my adventures with Robin Oleander on my social media accounts. Make sure you don’t miss out by…

The Dark Side of Social Media and Being a New Mum

I first wrote this post a year ago when Robin was weeks old. I decided to take an afternoon off, go into town, drink coffee and relax the best I could. I didn’t set out to write about this but it was very much in the forefront of my mind being a brand new mum….

Reflecting on the Early Days – Tips for New Parents

With Robin turning 10 months old (seriously when did that happen?!) I have been doing a bit of reflection on the early days (first 6 months). I am sure I am not alone when I think of the amount of money we have spent on things we did not need. Not to mention learned some…

So long maternity leave, it is time to go to work…

Monday the 13th of November marks a brand new chapter in my life. Not only am I back to work but Robin starts nursery. As I write this now Robin is in nursery for 2 hours having a settling in session, whilst I munch on a pastry and drink a cappuccino in my work café….

Cows Milk Allergy In Babies – Robin’s Story

We first noticed Robin was in some kind of discomfort early on in his life. I can’t quite remember if it was days in or weeks in, but it became most apparent to us at night when he would roll around in pain, especially after his 2am feed. Like any new parent we had no…