Waving Goodbye to the Willows

๐ŸŒฟ ๐ŸŒณ A Noodles update โ€ฆ sooo the landowners began their work this week and I received an email with the sad news that the Willows were diseased and unsafe which means a LOT of work. Unfortunately the Willows which were due to be pollarded have been felled. I was quite tearful when I saw the site this afternoon BUT I know it will be left in a better sight than the one I saw and safe for us all to use โ€ฆ. brace yourselves โ€ฆ. ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š

Site & Session Update

๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฒHello all, I hope that everyone is keeping healthy and safe ๐Ÿ’š. A Noodles update: the landowners have been in touch and there is to be quite a lot of tree and boundary maintenance at the site over the next couple of months which is badly needed. With the way that things are at the moment I am conscious of already being in a big enough bubble at school that sadly I think itโ€™s wise to say we are looking at 2021 before I can run any sessions โ€ฆ. however, once the work is done if there are any freelance practitioners out there looking for a site then please message me and I can sign post you to Sustrans. Keep safe and hope to see you soon ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š

Session News

๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šTHANK you for all the session enquires. At THE moment I am not running any term time sessions BUT there will be ad hoc sessions during October half term and family Wild Saturday session dates coming up. ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟIF you have any queries OR you are a Practitioner interested in running some sessions term time (freelance/ self employed) please email me at noodleheads@hotmail.co.uk). ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ


Windy in the Willows

49763843-B27F-4F60-8C02-E96B80A02EFE๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šIT was too WINDY in the willows for the last of the Summer Sessions last Friday but the last weekend at Kelmarsh was good to go with natural craft n making – lots of beautiful fairy fantastic houses and furniture- and some fire lighting (dragon sneeze!) and cooking๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šTHIS week I have been taking a break before School starts back up again next week. WE checked the site today for the wind damage … lots of loose branches and the top of one Willow has sadly been broken by the wind ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šWishing you all a positive return to whatever your โ€˜normalโ€™ may look like and look forward to seeing you all again soon ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

Elder Tales

E1963E25-DCB0-467D-A9B4-C1E3DF1856E4๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šLOOKING to make some Elder syrup over the next couple of weeks as the berries ripen; I was looking up the folklore of the Elder … some of these I knew, some I didnโ€™t …

– the tree is inhabited by a spirit called The Elder Mother
– if you cut the tree without asking permission, sheโ€™ll get cross
– if you have an Elder growing outside your door, youโ€™ll be protected from witchesย and other assorted evil spirits, entities, monsters, dragons etc
– stand under the Elder tree at Midsummer and youโ€™ll see fairies
– fall asleep under the tree and the fairies will take you away

Who knew? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

โœจ โœจ

In a Tree

B4C2D98A-D727-4BD0-9D1B-8CBCED2A0093๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šHERE I am sitting in a tree before my next session feeling grateful to have been able to offer up sessions and to have the chance to see you ALL again. The LAST Summer Sessions are THIS Friday then I am taking a break BEFORE a return toย school and our new normal. At the moment I do not know when I will be able to offer up sessions again BUT I will keep you posted ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šA lovely morning playing & exploring, climbing and printing, potion and bubble pipe making. I think we all feel better for having the TIME outside ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

Caught in the Rain!

5BA6AB74-B547-4435-855A-526D8C3F5E04๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’šALMOST missed the weather today at Carry on Kelmarsh BUT got caught out for the last session โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€ …. a very busy day making natural crafts: story sticks, printing, clay pots and faces, some elder pencils, games, fire n food ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ

Super Speedy Session

ABC9127D-5FA3-49AE-B7FC-77294EB36CE2๐Ÿ’šSO today WHIZZED by … we had some stories, made story sticks, lots of clay faces, played hide n seek, made natural crafts, seed showers, fires, food & potions …. the weather was kind to us too! Oh and plus we found an elephant hawk moth caterpillar. ย Thank you all for coming and have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒฟ