MADFLAP and Laurie have been providing shows and workshops that have reached over 3,000 schools all

Operating as usual

Photos from Madflap's post 08/01/2023

Long overdue thank you to everyone who came to both our open garden events this year, we raised over £350 for medical charities and Edinburgh children's hospital.
Though it was fantastic to raise money, what was most fun was meeting old and new neighbours. So thanks to you all for coming over and having a scone and tea and fantastic to see so many families and children playing with Wee Finlay in the garden.
So for next year we are hoping to do a bit more outreach if we can and offer even more activities for families with small or no outdoor space for growing and gardening. Wee Finlay our head gardener has many plans for new growing ideas in kitchens, on landings, up or down outdoor walls, little corners of unloved grass given a wild haven makeover, fruit and nut trees in containers, wheelbarrow gardens, and vertical gardens.
Our rewilding of our green grass desert at the front of the house has gone well and made dramatic changes to insect and bird visitors with our new lazy bones garden and Scarecrow Bee and Butterfly pit stop garden. Watch this space as we hope to add layers of wildlife diversity as well as habitat for the birds and hopefully see more hedgehogs.

We hope some day to have a hive and do some proactive bee encouragement but our under gardener grandpa, has to still get the fruit trees into better order as well as finishing the roof on the long overdue ‘sitooterie' so the bees may have to use our bee hotels for a little longer.
This year we will have an open day where we will have a theme of gardens in small spaces and places the date to be still arranged.
We will be looking also at sky watching from the garden making our own night sky observatories from found materials as well as some home spun weather stations with windsox, kites and more dire stories involving exploding toilets as barometers, a firm seat for more garden and home science. Grandpa with his tales of the outdoor wooden cludgie with spiders the size of pie dishes and rocking in Scottish gales like a spaceship on re entry.


Madflap Science mini-school workshops and shows are ready for the spring and summer terms of 2023, ideal for small Scottish schools.

Infant and Primary ages, including "Wee Flappers Workshop", Assembly shows and workshops, and STEM workshops.

Please keep an eye out for the wee Madflap flier with more details!!

Please DM me for more information.


We have been busy preparing Finlay’s wee garden for the Scottish Open Gardens, click on the link to see what we’re up to!

WEE FINLAYS WEE GARDEN A PLOT IN THE MAKING Finlay's wee garden is a small/medium-sized cottage plot. We took it over two years ago as a family, just before the covid pandemic threw itself into the mix. Finding how valuable this outdoor space was to us, contributing massively to our well being and family cohesion over many challenging unexpec...


Happy World Penguin Day! What's your favourite type of penguin?


Happy World Book Night!! What will you be reading tonight? We will be reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar tonight!


Happy BIG wind day! We have been celebrating in a BIG and windy way with our shark windsock


Happy World Autism Day! Our differences are what make us beautiful


We've been looking back at our favourite make and dos from this month and Finlay chose this one as his favourite!


Happy Tolkien Day! What will you be reading?

Learn how to name the clouds - 3 Minute Met 23/03/2021

Happy World Meteorological Day! Our friend Ayesha Tandon has sent us some amazing weather information! She is one of the leading talents in this area so go check her work out!

Learn how to name the clouds - 3 Minute Met Do you know your stratocumulus from your cumulonimbus? Have you ever wondered what cloud names such as cirrus and stratus actually mean? Aidan and Alex teach...


Happy World Water Day! The theme of this year is "What does water mean to you?"
Water to us means a baths for the baby, watering the garden and lots of cups of tea! What does water mean to you?


Happy World Poetry Day! As a household we love poems, from punk poets to babies nursery rhymes we like to lose ourselves in poetry often! Here's a blog on our view of World Poetry Day!


Happy World Frog Day! Why are frogs so happy? They eat whatever bugs them!


Happy International Happiness Day! What makes you happy?
Being out in the sun and going for a walk makes us very happy!


We've been out flying our kites!! We would love to see what you have planned for this Red Nose Day!


Happy Compost Week! What kind of vegetable's can you grow in compost?


This week we are celebrating Neurodiversity Week. As a household that have many different Neurodiversity's we've written a little something that is close to our hearts... we hope you enjoy


Happy Shakespeare Week!! How are you going to celebrate? We are off to rein act the Tempest in the garden! "We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep"


Spam Appreciation Week! And the final day of "Seek the Spam" did you manage to find them all? DM us and we will send a prize your way!


Happy Pi day! Here's a pie we made with Pi earlier!

Photos from Madflap's post 13/03/2021

Spam Appreciation Week! Are you ready to find out what that prize is (it's not Spam...) Can you find the Spam in our National Aeronautics and Spam Administration

Photos from Madflap's post 12/03/2021

Spam Appreciation Week! Yesterday was a tricky one... did you get it? Today's is hiding ready for you to find! Do you love or hate Spam?

Photos from Madflap's post 11/03/2021

Spam Appreciation Week! Yesterdays answers and todays picture! Todays picture is a little harder... can you find the Spam? Remember there's a prize for anyone who gets them all!


Happy International School Meals Day! What have you all got for lunch today?

Photos from Madflap's post 10/03/2021

Spam Appreciation Week! Did you find yesterdays? Well here's the answer! And todays picture... DM us if you find it!

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