Hello My loves I can’t believe we are in July already!! In case you don’t follow me on Instagram (which btw you totally should! @_natalie_church_) then you may not have seen that in the month of June I took part in the wildlife trusts 30 days wild challenge 🙂 Basically to get people more aware of their natural surroundings and to start preserving our environment and helping out the wildlife the wildlife trust set up this 30 day challenge to get people, families, communities, business’ and individuals all doing their bit for the wild! I thought that I would share with you today what I got up to in this 30 day challenge I hope you enjoy!!
June 01 I walked to the local Library and got out some new books I then sat in my garden amongst my flowers reading.
June 02 When we moved into our house the garden was all overgrown and full of ivy&brambles, amongst the brambles we found a rose tree we planted it in a sunlit area and waited, the first year it did nothing the second year we got one rose last year we got a few more and then this year it has absolutely flourished!
June 03 I used some of our homegrown rosemary for our evening meal, I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I get to use something we planted from seed 😀
June 04 Went to water the plants in the greenhouse and found some little pals trying to eat my vegetables!
June 05 Went for an evening walk with the Hubby, we live close to a nature park and it has lakes and stunning views which we need to take more advantage of!
June 06 Read up on starting a wormery, I already compost and have been looking at maybe starting a wormery or adding some little worm friends to help out with my composting
June 07 Read up on what jobs I should be doing in the garden this month, I inherited some beautiful gardening books from my Great Aunt and they are so helpful to look up jobs and things to do 🙂
June 08 Found my first Courgette of the year! I was super proud as my courgettes and cucumbers NEVER grow!
June 09 Found my first tomatoes of the year
June 10 Went to do some gardening and found a little friend that I needed to move to safety! I am slowly getting over my fear of spiders and I now feel confident to shoo them out of my house humanely!!
June 11 Had a BBQ in the garden, I love BBQ’s so as Darren got home a little earlier we decided to fire up the BBQ we even toasted marshmallows on it afterwards!!
June 12 Watched the night sky, I have made no secrets that sunset is my favourite time of the day but tonight I layed with the curtains open and the shades of blue that the sky turned were just stunning!
June 13 Celebrated my new job with drinks in the garden, I don’t really drink much to be honest I do find that in summer I am more partial to a little tipple now and again so as it was a special occasion it would have been rude not to right?? I added some of our homegrown mint to my gin 🙂
June 14 My BBFL brought me a little spider plant to congratulate me on my new job 🙂
June 15 Found a new little friend in my greenhouse, SO pretty!!!
June 16 Made some rose water with the rose petals from my rose 🙂 I use rose water to cleanse my crystals and I thought that it would be extra special if I made my own with rose petals from my own garden 🙂
June 17 Did some sketching in the garden, I love art and being creative and I haven’t drawn anything in a long time! Today as the sun was shining I thought why not!
June 18 Made some mint tea with our homegrown mint. I watched the Wildlife trusts videos and they made their own mint tea and I thought….why not!! It tasted delicious!
June 19 Had a mindfullness minute in the early morning sun. If you read my Ch ch changes post you will know that I have recently started exercising in the morning and that I also want to get into meditation more as well as part of my lifestyle changes so this morning after watering the plants I sat in the garden listening to the wildlife around me taking some deep cleansing breaths and I felt amazing afterwards!! Ch Ch Changes
June 20 My indoor mint plant is doing well! We planted one in the greenhouse and one in the house and both are doing brilliantly! Mint is my favourite herb I think because it reminds me of home as we had lemon mint and mint growing in the garden!
June 21 Summer Solstice! I let my inner woodland fairy out today you can see more in my summer solstice post 🙂 Summer Solstice
June 22 Watched the sunset, well as its my favourite time of day and this is about appreciating nature it would have been rude not to take at least 1 sunset photo!!!
June 23 I went to London today with my Best friend and we had afternoon tea at whittards. They presented the bill in old tattered books which I thought was a beautiful way to re-use something that might have ended up in landfill!
June 24 My Blackcurrant bush has finally (2 years later) given me some fruit!!
June 25 Made a smoothie bowl with locally grown fruit. I love sourcing locally grown produce I have a farm a 5 minute drive from my house where we go to get strawberries, pumpkins, sweetcorn, carrots, etc and we also have a 5 minute walk away a gentleman that sells locally grown potatoes, carrots, onions and other vegetables.
June 26 Today whilst having a BBQ (AGAIN) I saw three bumblebees enjoying my rosehips 🙂 I have planted so many bee friendly plants in my garden that were in-expensive that just help the little guys out 🙂
June 27 I read in the garden in the sunshine
June 28 I up-cycled an old t-shirt with some botanical inspired embroidery
June 29 I went for a disconnected walk round a local park as in I didn’t take my phone or a book I just went for a walk to enjoy the views.
June 30 I saw a Red Kyte as we were driving back home but I couldn’t get a photo of it 😦
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