Pressing reset

My mind was full and empty at the same time. I had so many possibilities, yet I was stuck. My feet rooted in the ground, my world shrinking because I just couldn't evaluate all the options well enough to make decisions. Work, pleasure, exercise, fresh air, socialising, you name it. The options seemed endless yet … Continue reading Pressing reset

Moorland fires – what’s the impact and how can we prevent them?

If you've seen the news over the Easter bank holiday weekend, you'll undoubtedly know that there has been a spate of fires on the UK's moorland. Coming at the end of a dry winter (and last year's long, hot, dry summer), it's perhaps unsurprising that the ground in our countryside is missing the usual muddy … Continue reading Moorland fires – what’s the impact and how can we prevent them?

Hamsterley Beast, enjoying the challenge without crossing the start line

This weekend saw the 3rd year of the fearsome sounding Hamsterley Beast mountain biking event. When Mr Outdoor-Girl first pressed send on his entry form months ago, I added the date in my diary to go along as his most enthusiastic supporter. The immediate question springing to your minds might be why on earth I was planning … Continue reading Hamsterley Beast, enjoying the challenge without crossing the start line