I am delighting to be guest blogging today on 60 Plus Hill Walking on spending time outside with your Grandchildren. The 60 Plus Hill Walking Blog offer encouragement, ideas, skills and enthusiasm for all of those over 60’s who are just starting out on this venture or are thinking about it but not yet taken the first step. Please do pop over and say hi!
Recently, the kids and I have had lots of fun trying to identify interesting features by looking at maps of our local area. It is amazing just how much of our history is recorded within maps, we have even discovered there is a site of a castle just a couple of miles away from our house, which we never knew was there.
It's half term for our kids next week, and I have decided to use it to reintroduce a system that we have used before to encourage the kids to do their chores, without me having to be constantly nagging them.
I am thrilled to introduce fellow Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion Glyn Dodwell who has kindly agreed to contribute a guest post to our blog on Tracking Signs.
Sgraffito is an art technique in which a surface layer of paint, plaster, slip, etc., is scratched away to reveal a ground of contrasting color underneath.
Like many kids, ours adore anything sweet and would happily eat chocolate and sweets all day if they were allowed. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent how damaging large quantities of refined sugar is for our kids, as well as it having little nutritional benefit, and governments both here in the UK, and worldwide are working hard to increase awareness of the dangers of too much sugar in our diet.