Suzie is a creative soul; she likes nothing more than to volunteer for her local Butterfly Conservation Trust, cook up a storm in her kitchen and explore the Areas of Outstanding National Beauty that surround Basingstoke.
“I love the great outdoors. I have begun to appreciate the wildlife on my doorstep more and work on my species identification whilst giving more consideration to the quality of local infrastructure in relation to supporting biodiversity engagement, enrichment and recovery. As a creative person, I understand the value of engagement with the arts, and we have a lot to thank nature, wildlife and the outdoors for; You could say it’s the inspiration behind my business. I was also lucky enough to receive a grant from the Arts Council to fund the beginnings of my project’ Wilderness or Wonderland’ - making a wilderness a wonderland! It’s currently underway, and I am excited to share the result in the near future!
“We came to Basingstoke purely on a nursery recommendation, and we’re so glad we did. Our daughter has built strong bonds with friends and has grown up in such a caring setting; we couldn’t consider being anywhere else.”
“When I’m not crafting or volunteering, I love nothing more than taking my children to one of our local chalk streams and teaching them about their associated wildlife. Making learning fun is so important, and if I can enjoy teaching it, through crafting or just being surrounded by nature, everyone’s happy."