Sheffield Park and Garden is a large landscape garden in Sussex, owned by the National Trust. There’s also a Sheffield Park House, situated at the edge of the property, but that’s still privetely owned and not open to the public. The park is a wonderful experience at all times of the year, with winding paths … More Autumn Colours at Sheffield Park & Garden
Last week we visited a place called Wildwood for the first time! It’s a really nice wildlife park, run by the Wildwood Trust charity, which mainly focuses on British wildlife past and present. We saw deer, bears, wolves, snakes, owls and other birds, spiders, rodents, bison, an otter, badger, fox, beaver, elk and many other … More Days Out in the South East: Wildwood Trust Animal Park
Over the past few months we’ve had a good few days out, visiting various places here in the South East of England. Some have been revisits to places we’ve enjoyed before, others have been new acquaintances. I always take photos to document our days out, and I’ve been meaning to write about them here on … More Days Out in the South East: Standen House & Garden
A LITTLE BACKGROUND To begin with, I would like to express how infinitely grateful I am for having a garden! I love that we can step out into our own tiny little corner of the great outdoors. We can use it at any time of day and in any way we want, while showing some … More Paradise Lost… and Regained? A Tale of Two Gardens
Our Easter has been very low-key. In a way you could say we’re still ‘recovering’ from our house move, which has been draining for us in many different ways, mentally, financially and physically. We’re very, very happy to have got here, and the house suits our needs really well. Penguin is delighted to now have … More Glimpses of our Easter Sunday 2018
As mentioned previously, we’ve just moved out of the static caravan which has been our home for nearly a year, and into a little house. We’re actually still in the process of moving, as we still have some cleaning out etc to do. The other day, as Daddy Penguin had a day off work, we … More Back to the Beach, by Bus!
On Sunday we went for a walk around the Sissinghurst castle gardens and surrounding estate. We go there now and then, as it’s fairly close to where we live, and it’s a great place to hang out for some fresh air and a fix of nature’s glories. At the moment their is some work being … More A Sunday Walk at Sissinghurst
As I was publishing my previous post the other day, on nature as ‘sensory room’, I realised that a large part of my examples of sensory rich nature experiences were from the seaside. Not so surprising perhaps. Just to stand on a beach, looking out across the eternity of glimmering water, hearing the rythmical swooshing … More “Beside the side of the silvery sea…”
When Penguin was younger, we sometimes visited a place that had a ‘Sensory Room’, also known as ‘Snoezelen’. In hindsight, we could have got so much more out of those visits if we’d been guided by an occupational therapist on how to make the most of it all, but at the time I didn’t know … More On nature as ”Sensory Room”
Scotney Castle is a National Trust property located near Lamberhurst in Kent. The main building at the property is a grand 19th Century country house, set in a large, romantically landscaped garden and surrounding estate. The remains of the Old Scotney Castle, which dates back to the 14 Century, has been kept as a ‘folly’ and … More Penguin goes to… Scotney Castle!