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Welcome! I’m Ann, a home-educating mama who lives in the New Forest with my husband Kevin, our 5 year old daughter Phoenix, our two year old son Forrest and our cat Muad'Dib.

We are all about living a creative life closely connected to nature, following our hearts and minds in the moment and discovering all the beauty & joy that surrounds us... Read More

Edible Flower Lollipops!

Edible Flower Lollipops!

We have become obsessed with making things with edible flowers and in this post I'll share how we made peppermint (the prettiest ones) and some chocolate ones. I think these peppermint lollipops are one of our new favourite ways to use them. They are so easy to make, taste delicious and look so pretty!

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Three Recipes: Dandelion Bread (one sweet & one savoury) & Dandelion Honey

Three Recipes: Dandelion Bread (one sweet & one savoury) & Dandelion Honey

I am so excited it is finally Dandelion season! I have been quite impatiently waiting for them to start to be in bloom and to be in abundance! There are so many things we are planning to make with them this year and for now here's three recipes for you to try.

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Coconut Balls with Violas & Pansies

Coconut Balls with Violas & Pansies

After we made our Chocolate Bark it spurred a very strong desire to see what else we could make with edible flowers specifically what I could make with Violas & Pansies.

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Chocolate Bark with Edible Spring Flowers

Chocolate Bark with Edible Spring Flowers

Everyone in our house is a huge chocolate lover so this was a really fun way to celebrate Spring and to just make our chocolate extra special. It all started because Nixie had gone into our garden and picked all of our Primroses so I wanted to think of something that we could make with them really quick so that they wouldn't go to waste and so after a search online I came up with the idea of chocolate Bark.

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Fun projects & games while learning about Kenya: Mancala, Clay pots, Paper beads & Shisima & new recipes

Fun projects & games while learning about Kenya: Mancala, Clay pots, Paper beads & Shisima & new recipes

This past month we've been learning lots about Kenya thanks to a few different resources. We've been making our own board games, clay pots inspired by the Maasai and paper beads. And have also enjoyed some vegan Kenyan recipes too!

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Two Snail Crafts: Paper & Clay

Two Snail Crafts: Paper & Clay

We just finished up Snail week in Exploring Nature With Children and we did two different kinds of crafts which I'm sharing with you in this post. We created the sweetest little snails out of clay and also some really simple paper ones using just a variety of circle sizes!

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Nettle Bread

Nettle Bread

Since the beginning of this season I have been wanting to make Nettle Bread and now I can finally say that I have! It turned out great too! I did have the greatest little assistant to help me though which I think made it taste extra good.

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My Very Yummy Rustic Primrose Jam

My Very Yummy Rustic Primrose Jam

Last Wednesday while Nixie was at forest school me and Forrest went to our little special spot along the seawall and I couldn't help but notice Primroses everywhere! They are such happy little flowers, I can't help but smile whenever I see them. I didn't want to make crystallized flowers again, I really wanted to try something new so while Forrest had a nap I managed to make some Primrose Jam! 

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