nature

BAREFOOT BENEFITS

March

The Slowpoke: BAREFOOT BENEFITS It seems so simple. We know how good it makes us feel to walk around barefoot on the grass, the sand, rocks or bare earth. And it seems simple because it is – that bare skin-to-earth contact that comes from walking with bare feet has a whole host of benefits for our mental and physical wellbeing. 
BAREFOOT BENEFITS
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HOMECAMP

February

The Slowpoke: HOMECAMP It is February already – over halfway through it even – which means we’re nearing the season that is our favourite time of year for the outdoors and some time spent camping. Autumn brings days still warm enough to swim in rivers, oceans and lakes, along with nights cool enough to light a fire, cook some food to smoky perfection with it, and snuggle up overnight in a cosy abode.
HOMECAMP
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KIDS IN THE GARDEN

November

The Slowpoke: KIDS IN THE GARDEN Getting children into the garden, teaching them to grow, harvest and cook their own food is one of those activities in life that is highly rewarding. There is no easier way to immerse kids in the process of nature, of giving them an awareness of where their food comes from, and an appreciation for the time, effort and joy involved in growing your own vegetables. Following our visit yesterday to The Sage Garden, gardener of all things edible
KIDS IN THE GARDEN
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LORD HOWE ISLAND

July

theslowpoke_lordhoweisland1 Off the coast of NSW is a quiet island that we could keep coming back to, again, and again, and again. Actually, maybe we ought to just not leave. Lord Howe Island is just a skip, hop and an ocean away from the east coast. More specifically it’s 600 km and a two-hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane. The small island, made of volcanic rock that juts from the Pacific Ocean, feels as though it’s in the middle of
LORD HOWE ISLAND
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