Mammasaurus is a UK Offline & Outdoor Lifestyle blog written by Annie Spratt. Annie lives in the beautiful New Forest National Park with her family, and is currently undertaking a Walking 365 challenge.
Butterflies in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley sees 6,000 exotic butterflies of 50 different varieties flying free around the Tropical Glasshouse.
Starting with some colour there as let's face it, the weather in the UK this week has been bleak. Beautiful, but bleak. A week where my hair literally froze on morning walk, thick fog lasted for three days and we burnt our entire supply of logs.
Sorry for the lack of HDYGG last week, l've been somewhat unmotivated blog-wise, but more on that in another post. I visited my mother at the weekend and enjoyed some time mooching about her garden, no word of a lie when I returned home that night I dreamt of terracotta!
I took a morning walk around Hillier Gardens, crunching through frosty grass on a clear, blue-skied Winters morning. It was one of those feel-good-to-the-core-of-your-soul moments. Especially when I saw these...
Beaulieu is one of the most lovely villages in the New Forest at any time of the year - but Christmas especially. Here's some photos from the village taken in Christmas week - enjoy!
Photos from a visit to Pila Ubin, Singapore
I love taking photos and sharing snapshots of my life with other people. I've no desire to get into photography professionally, for me it's simply something that makes me happy. To see those figures above makes me incredibly proud, around 1 in 100 people who come across my photos on Unsplash download them.
Oh yes, I'm feeling festive - the tree is up, we've made lovely mulled cider (using this recipe) and I spent my day off yesterday wrapping presents and writing out cards. We've been listening a lot to the Apple playlist 'A Very Folk Christmas' but being a child of the 80's it always ends up going back to a bit of Shakey, Wizzard and of course Slade (but never Last Christmas by Wham, or The Pogues Fairy Tale of New York, ever, ever, ever).
Singapore offers a mind-blowing variety of options when it comes to eating out. One can eat really good food on any budget - there's really is something for everyone in every price range.
Recently I had the pleasure of spending a week in Singapore and during my time there I ate at all of the places listed in this post, with meals ranging from $4 Nasi Lemka to a $208 6 Act degustation at a 2 Michelin star restaurant, and everywhere in between.
At this time of the year there are many factors that can affect ones mood; shorter daylight hours, rainy weather and the pressures of Christmas looming. It was really lovely to take a weekend out to try some new things and meet some new (and old) friends.
Gardens by the Bay, is a fairly new gardens in Singapore (opened in 2010), situated on reclaimed land, covering 250 acres. When I visited I walked round three different areas; The Flower Dome, Cloud Dome and the Heritage Gardens, where the famous SuperTree's are located.
Not only is Singapore Botanic Garden the oldest garden in Singapore but it's also the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It's a place of true beauty. Open from 5am to midnight daily it's free to visit, so good to have this vast green space open to everyone to enjoy.
Wow, we've passed 30k of photos shared with the #slowlived hashtag. This time of the year really does bring out the slow spirit in people, the wrapping up warm and enjoying walks, mugs of cocoa and sitting by the fireside. There's so much beauty joining in every day that picking just 9 to feature was really hard x
Photos from a walk at Dibden Inclosure
A visit to local Harold Hillier Gardens to see how the Autumn garden grows.