This handsome little fox loves to camp outside in the moonlight. It has to be said he is only a fairweather camper. He is particularly fond of camping when there has been sunshine all day, as he says it brings out the best butterflies and insects for him to catch in his net and set free once he has passed the time of day with them.
Sometimes he will keep them in a jar overnight, but only if they are happy to stay. He loves the smell of sunshine on the grass of an evening and the dew in the first light of morning.
This little fox has a little white tipped tail - a new addition to my foxes ;)
He is available to adopt right now in my little Etsy shop ... there are loads more pics, so if you have the time do pop over and take a peek :)
Finally we have officially reached the summer holidays!
Six weeks of no time keeping, no early mornings, no early nights and lots and lots of relaxing!
We have plans. We are spending some time in Dorset and some time in Cornwall, and in between that we will be spending lots of time at the beach, and in the woods and the National Park!
But the kids are also very excited about attempting the National Trust's 50 Things To Do Before You're 11¾.
The ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11¾’ initiative is in response to a report commissioned by the National Trust which highlighted research that fewer than one in ten children regularly play in wild places compared to almost half a generation ago, a third have never climbed a tree, one in ten can’t ride a bike, and three times as many are taken to hospital after falling out of bed, as from falling out of a tree.
So, we started in earnest on Saturday - as the weather was glorious - and drove down the beach in the early evening.
Task No. 5 - Skim A Stone
and they the kids spent a blissful hour or so skimming stones.
You can pick up a little scrapbook for free at any of the National Trust shops or venues and they can fill it in as they go, and there's a website here for them to go to to log in the details of their completed tasks and earn virtual rewards as they go!
Arthur is a keen rambler. He likes to walk far and wide, weather permitting, soaking up the countryside and the wildlife. A boy scout in his younger years, he is always well prepared for such adventures, and packs his back with his trusty map, a corned beef sandwich and a flask of milk the night before. He has been known to be gone for some time, so I suggested it might be better if next time he took someone along with him just in case of an emergency. I said it would be nice to share his adventures with someone. He thought about it, and was happy to agree to it so long as he could choose his companion.
In fact, he is quite looking forward to the company ;)
Arthur is one of my larger bears, standing (with help!) at 8.5 inches tall. I have sat him alongside one of my pocket sized bears to give you a better idea of his size.
Arthur is sitting in my Etsy shop, gazing out the window at the rain wishing it would stop so he could go on a afternoon ramble!
If you get the chance do pop over and say hello, there are lots more pictures to see :))
He likes things just so. If things aren't just so, he starts to fret a little. I said there is no point worrying over the little things in life. He agreed. But out of the corner of my eye, I sometimes catch him worrying about nothing.
However, a cup of camomile tea and a gentle dose of reassurance usually settles things down ;)
He is currently sitting in my little Etsy shop, fretting over the messy pile of paperwork in the corner! If you get the chance do pop over and say hello, loads more photos to see :)
He is the hoper of far flung hopes and the dreamer of improbably dreams. He would like to ride on a spaceship, he said, up to the moon as he was particularly curious to see what was around the back. I said I wasn't sure there was anything more 'around the back', and he said how would I know if I hadn't already been.
He has a point.
He is gazing out of the window of my little Etsy shop, waiting for the moon to come out, whilst scribbling down his plans for the trip. It is best, I would advise, not to discourage him, but maybe sway his adventurous spirit around to something a little more probable in the meantime ;)