After a good night's sleep the group awoke to beautiful sunshine and delicious pancakes whipped up by the cooking crew with fresh raspberries and blueberries from the garden. Tristan the Blacksmith arrived during breakfast and before we knew it there was a pedal powered forge set up and ready for action. In addition to forging toasting forks, door hooks, keyrings and other beautiful pieces, adventurers also got to have a go at Lino cutting/printing and natural dyeing with Briony using foraged plants to create vibrant and unexpected colours on silk.
Dinner was followed by a well being and mindfulness session led by some of the girls which was a mash up of yoga, meditation and a lot of laughter!
In the evening adventurers had the opportunity to sample some cuisine which is enjoyed by over 2 billion people around the globe but has yet to really become part of our everyday diet here in the UK - edible insects! They tasted Thai fried crickets, mealworm burgers and banana and mealworm cupcakes. We also discussed the environmental benefits which come from eating bugs. Some loved the flavours and textures while others were a little more hesitant - the photos speak for themselves!