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Westcountry Wildling http://westcountrywild.co.uk Adventure Awaits Mon, 25 Jun 2018 20:06:45 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 114273585 Barely Wild・30 DAYS WILD 11 – 20 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/barely-wild%e3%83%bb30-days-wild-11-20/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/barely-wild%e3%83%bb30-days-wild-11-20/#respond Mon, 25 Jun 2018 20:06:45 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31818 Day eleven, much like day ten before it, was sadly spent with a migraine. Unable to move far from my bed I relaxed listening to the birdsong outside, occasionally taking time to peer out the curtains and watch the sparrows on the garden feeder. By day twelve I was feeling better, but still not one hundred percent. I spent the day working on some wildlife inspired designs for Oddity Closet, as well...

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Everyday Nature・30 DAYS WILD 6 – 10 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/30days2018-2/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/30days2018-2/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:59:15 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31771 Has it been another 5 days already? Wow. I honestly haven’t achieved a lot over the past few days, at least not wild related, due to somehow injuring my hip. It hurts like hell to walk and I think I’m going to have to try and get a doctors appointment if it’s no better tomorrow, though fingers crossed it will be! That being said, I have managed to make space for nature in my day to day life and...

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It’s that time of year again!・30 DAYS WILD 1 – 5 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/30days2018-1/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/30days2018-1/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 20:10:27 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31739 If you’ve been around here a while you’ll know that each year I take part in The Wildlife Trusts challenge to do something wild every day throughout June. In fact, it’s what sparked the creation of this blog in the first place. You can read posts from previous years here. Due to a combination of weather, period cramps from hell (sorry if that’s TMI, but hey…...

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Hello wildlings, it’s been a while! http://westcountrywild.co.uk/hello-wildlings-its-been-a-while/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/hello-wildlings-its-been-a-while/#respond Fri, 01 Jun 2018 17:05:26 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31720 There’s been a lot going on in my life since I last posted, and as such there are a lot of things to chat about, but I’ve been in a bit of a blogging slump. Not just blogging, the internet in general has lost it’s appeal and I’ve been enjoying time spent in the real world (crazy, right?). I’ve also been unsure what direction I want to take this blog in. I still very...

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Looe Island http://westcountrywild.co.uk/looeisland/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/looeisland/#respond Mon, 07 May 2018 15:54:27 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31715 Looe Island is one of those places that I’d always wanted to visit, but never quite made it to, so when I saw that the Cornwall Wildlife Trust (whom the island belongs to) were doing guided walks again this year I instantly snapped up a couple of tickets for the weekend of my mum’s birthday back in April. The story of the island has always enchanted me. It purchased by two sisters who...

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Winter Reflections http://westcountrywild.co.uk/winter-reflections/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/winter-reflections/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:37:35 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31694 Today marks the Spring Equinox, the first astronomical day of Spring, and much to my surprise it actually feels pretty Spring-like outside (well, so long as I look past the patches of yet-to-melt snow).  I like to use the equinoxes and solstices to look to new beginnings and lay rest to season just gone. Like most people, I’m not the biggest fan of winter, so I’m really looking forward...

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Why Cheap Bird Food Isn’t Really a Good Deal http://westcountrywild.co.uk/why-cheap-bird-food-isnt-really-a-good-deal/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/why-cheap-bird-food-isnt-really-a-good-deal/#comments Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:41:48 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31658 I’ve not spent a lot of time outside this winter sadly, but I keep a connection with nature by making sure to spend some time watching the birds each day even if I don’t go anywhere. The past couple of months I’ve been pretty ill with the aftermath of a flu bug, and no matter how warm I wrap up I’ve been too exhausted a lot of the time to go far. The birds in my garden are a constant connection...

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Accidental Avocados http://westcountrywild.co.uk/accidental-avocados/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/accidental-avocados/#comments Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:02:38 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31647 How many times have I tried to grow avocados over the years? Lots (I’ve lost count). How many have been successful? Precisely none. Well, until now that is. Against all odds, I have not one but two plants. How did I finally crack the mystery of growing avocado plants, you ask? By completely ignoring them and not even trying. It’s true what they say, nature always finds a way! The thing...

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2018 Garden To-Do List http://westcountrywild.co.uk/2018-garden-to-do-list/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/2018-garden-to-do-list/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:50:10 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31620 With the exception of feeding the birds, our garden has been neglected over winter. Cold blustery winds and the rain don’t really inspire me to get outside much, but one of my goals for 2018 is to make my outdoor space nicer for humans as well as the wildlife so that when more appealing weather arrives (hopefully sooner rather than later) I can make better use of it than I have in previous...

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Looking Back on 2017 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/looking-back-on-2017/ http://westcountrywild.co.uk/looking-back-on-2017/#comments Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:14:58 +0000 http://westcountrywild.co.uk/?p=31598 2017 was a rollercoaster of emotions. From the loss of loved ones to the gaining of new family members, it was certainly a year that was full of surprises and not all of them good. However, there is always something to be grateful for and despite all the heartache this year gave me plenty to appreciate as well. I didn’t get out on many big adventures, but life in itself is all the adventure...

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