It's half term for our kids next week, and I have decided to use it to reintroduce a system that we have used before to encourage the kids to do their chores, without me having to be constantly nagging them.
I am thrilled to introduce fellow Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion Glyn Dodwell who has kindly agreed to contribute a guest post to our blog on Tracking Signs.
Sgraffito is an art technique in which a surface layer of paint, plaster, slip, etc., is scratched away to reveal a ground of contrasting color underneath.
Like many kids, ours adore anything sweet and would happily eat chocolate and sweets all day if they were allowed. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent how damaging large quantities of refined sugar is for our kids, as well as it having little nutritional benefit, and governments both here in the UK, and worldwide are working hard to increase awareness of the dangers of too much sugar in our diet.
This week is the Big Outdoor Bloggers Cleanup. Running from Friday 20th through to Friday 27th of January, Outdoor Bloggers across the country will all be getting out in their local environment and spending an hour clearing up in support of the Meek Family's Clear Plastic UK Campaign - which aims to remove 100,000 plastic bottles, lids, cups, and straws from our wild spaces, matching the number of sea mammals killed each year from being trapped in plastic or eating it.