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A life list for eleven year olds

Published October 28, 2013

A life list for eleven year olds

The National Trust look after heaps of properties - gardens, coastlines, historic buildings - and it is in their interest to get people up and off the sofa and visiting their patches of land. I do like their initiative for the kids, though, a Life List of sorts, except this one has a time limit. Fifty Things to Do before you are 11 and three quarters. These are things that are all about getting kids outside, having adventures with nature, and learning about the world in which they live.

Cornwall 2005, day one: In which we begin our journey

Published August 4, 2005

Cornwall 2005, day one: In which we begin our journey

Day One was the only day that I really cared about the weather, although, of course, I was praying for it not to rain for the rest of the week. Day One was a surprise, something I’d been planning for a while, since I was at this particular place last. While Mr C was packing, I popped out to collect some bits and bobs for the journey. He guessed that I was planning a picnic.