The sea, my favourite place to be in nature

On the brink of a second national lockdown, all I want is nature

As soon as it was announced on Saturday that the UK will be entering another national lockdown on 5 November, all I could think about was beaches, woodland, rolling hills and a strong breeze. I imagined waves lapping at pebbled shores as I greedily gulped sea air; a hundred shades of green enveloping me as …

Back to school

How to help anxious children with returning to school after lockdown

Like many parents across the UK, I am both eagerly and anxiously awaiting the start of the new school year in September. When I ask Dylan (aged seven, going into Year 3) and Charlie (aged five, going into Year 1) how they feel about returning to school, I’m most often met with an indignant “boring!” …