30 days wild

Third week of 30 Days Wild.  It always seems to be the difficult one.  Given the change in the weather, and the impact of decorating on every other aspect of life in the house which is in semi-lockdown, I think I did okay.  I managed to squeeze some sort of blog post out most days, anyway.

Third week summary


Apart from the second week review, I posted about the problem I have with ants. I still have ants turning up in unusual places, but not in the quantities there were in the kitchen. They come and go, but mainly we have reached a truce, I think.


Was wildflower day! My most wild bit of the week, I think.  The good thing about planting them out on Tuesday evening was that the rain arrived in large quantities for the next few days.  Not enough to turn it back into a bog, but enough to make these wet-loving plants feel at home.

cat's ear mainly


My Urban Fox Nightmare flash fiction.  Thank you for all the nice comments.


Hedges and garden waste, in honour of the arrival of my municipal Garden Waste collection.



Very battered peacock butterfly
Weekend just gone:

Well it mostly focused on decorating the spare room and the boys’ room now the decorator has finished all the hard work. My shoulders have been aching from holding the heavy paint can in one hand while painting the top of the walls, and keeping my balance on the stepladder. My wrist still hurts, too. I’m sure hanging wallpaper used to be more enjoyable.

I did get out for a walk in the woods, though.  That was good.  I think that with lockdown easing, I ought to plan to get out and about a bit more this coming week.  It’s forecast to get hot by the end of the week.  I imagine everyone else will be trying to get to a beach, or a river., but I’d really like to get out and explore my new county a bit.


So we head into the last week for this year’s #30DaysWild. Fingers crossed for some good things to report on!

#30DaysWild Third week review
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4 thoughts on “#30DaysWild Third week review

  • 22 June, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that all of the tangled web of things to do with a move are winding down, Jemima. We are in the cleaning and throwing out phase in our house. I can’t tell you the number of bags of clothes, pots, pans, bowls, and just plain detritus we’ve hauled out to various sites. Various workers in and out of the house doing all the things the pre-inspection found needed to be done. More cleaning out and we’re coming down to the wire!
    Enjoy being settled and getting out and about a little!

    • 23 June, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      It starts like that, and you think you’re in chaos… but it gets worse! Throw as much out as you can. When you get to the new house there’ll be even more stuff you throw out thinking why did we keep that?’. Although there will always be the odd something that you’ll have to buy again.

      And it seems the new room will never be fixed. The decorator said ‘shall I leave you to put the electric plates back after you’ve done the top coat?’ I wonder if he knew they didn’t attach properly? Another job for an electrician to sort out…

  • 25 June, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    How did you manage the truce with the ants? I’m still deep in guerrilla warfare with ours.

    • 29 June, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      i sprayed all around the joins of units with the floor, and wall joints too, since they seemed to manage to get in the cupboards. They turn up in ones and twos on the work surface, but not for long! If I put anything I’ve used straight into the washing up bowl it seems to deter them, too.
      But I had a mini- invasion of small red ants on Saturday, hiding under the mat; which wasn’t even at the edge of the door. I threw the mat out of the door. And spayed again. So far, so good …

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