Spring is Here
Grow / nature

Spring is Here

Today marks the first day of spring, which is unsurprising given the flowers that have been popping up over the last few weeks. Lambs and calves are becoming an increasingly common sight, and ducklings can’t be far behind… Celebrate equinox by planting seeds in the garden; creating a spring altar including daffodils, primroses and other … Continue reading

Rubbish Crafts
Art / Grow / nature

Rubbish Crafts

Spending a few days in Brighton is always an easy way to get the creative juices flowing. There is art everywhere you look. From graffiti to Choccywoccydoodah’s chocolate egg delights; and secret cinema rooms hidden under cafes to the wonderful Before I Die public art installation, which is part of the equally brilliant Sick! Festival, … Continue reading

Rainbowblooms is Back
Art / nature

Rainbowblooms is Back

Now that the days are getting brighter, there are more flowers springing up every day. To celebrate, share pictures of your favourite flowers of the week, in rainbow order, between 11am-6pm on Sundays (remember Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain). Use the hashtag #rainbowblooms, and share other people’s pictures to help brighten up Twitter … Continue reading

Life Emerges
Grow / nature

Life Emerges

Late last winter, I planted bulbs. I am not usually into growing flowers – I’d rather put energy into things I can eat – but there’s something uplifting about spring flowers. It was a real moment of joy when I saw the first narcissus bloom this morning. The first grape hyacinth of the year has … Continue reading

Natural Science
Grow / nature

Natural Science

I love science. I’ve worked with Brighton Science Festival a fair bit over the years, along with arranging various arty science celebrations as part of the Forest of Thoughts. This means I’m particularly excited that this week is British Science Week – a great chance to get curious, explore the world around you and learn something … Continue reading