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…

The Humble Snail – Day 4 of #30dayswild

I’ve always favoured snails over slugs when I see them in the garden, not sure why I just think their shells are quite cool. Not that I’d ever hurt a slug, in fact when I was little I stroked a slug with my thumb. That slug goo wouldn’t come off for ages! Not my best…

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…

Nature in the Urban Landscape – Day 2 of #30dayswild

Something simple for day 2 of #30dayswild. A wander around the streets of Aberdeen on a sunny summer’s eve. Sometimes all you need to do is look and you will find nature even in the city centre. Some seriously beautiful blooms and some cute little gardens. Just shows what you can do even with a…

Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire – Day 1 of #30dayswild

Boom here we are, the start of #30dayswild! Make sure you join Robin and I on our adventures throughout the month of June. Subscribe to our blog now 🙂 So Day 1 of 30 Days Wild is all about our outing to Aden Country Park in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire…..last weekend (yup in May not June). Let…

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…

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…