Country Living this month has a feature calling for the return of the nature table into schools - a brilliant idea but I am not about to go suggesting to our already overworked teachers that perhaps they might like to add another thing to look after. I might suggest at the PTA meeting next week that it could be something we could support though.
Anyway, in the meantime we decided to do one of our own and raged around the garden collecting all sorts of bits and pieces. It's also made the walk home from school more intersting as we find leaves and seeds and twigs to bring home. I was particularly pleased with a bit of stick that had lichen on it as apparently that means our air quality is pretty good (although actually this was a crusty lichen so perhaps not quite such a good indicator. Oh well)
We have been replacing things as they wilt, and hopefully we'll keep it up.
Speaking of CL, I was chuffed to see the cottage we are renting this summer featured on page 20 of their giveaway booklet - "Wow, we must be trendsetters at last!" I thought, until I saw the 4 page spread on Featherdown Farm which many of you have already visited and realised that, as usual, we're well behind the times ;-)