"C'mon, let's go out for breakfast in the morning" he said. I don't know about you but those words conjured up visions of a full veggie breakfast (sorry to all you full English breakfast aficionados), or a stack of pancakes, egg on toast, lashings of tea in a warm cosy cafe. You know what I … Continue reading The best place for breakfast?
When I saw a social media promotion this week for the Sheffield Outdoor City Weekender which includes SHAFF (the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival), it got me thinking about some of the brilliant weekends I've had at various film festivals over the years. My first ever mountain film festival was at Kendal, many years ago. It had … Continue reading Adventure Film Festivals – UK 2018 Calendar
It's always really exciting to read books and see talks from people who have been on amazing adventures around the world. Often our reaction is a wistful longing, wishing that we could do something similar ourselves - if only we had enough money, less commitments and some way to pay the mortgage while we take … Continue reading 5 wild adventures close to home
Following on from my earlier blog about Wild Camping Alone as promised, here are a few tips and some background information which I've picked up through my own experiences: 1. Check the weather forecast Ok, so you might think this that this goes without saying but for my first solo wild camp I checked the … Continue reading 5 Wild Camping Tips
It's exactly 12 months since my first solo wild camp. I remember the day well. It was a glorious sunny day in December, with a similar forecast for the day after - a beautiful break in the weather right after a period of heavy rain and horrendous floods. I had a burning desire to be … Continue reading Wild Camping Alone
Now December has arrived, my thoughts have finally turned towards Christmas! If you're looking for inspiration for the outdoorsy person in your life, take a look at the ideas below which are all well loved products used by either myself or my husband - and come in at less than £20. CAC Beanie These … Continue reading 10 Christmas ideas (under £20) for the outdoor enthusiast
In all the years I've been playing out in the great outdoors, spending a night sleeping under the stars on a hill top had eluded me. It had been on my tick list of adventures for years, ever since somebody at work told me about sleeping in a bivvy bag on a campsite. I remember … Continue reading Wild camping
I recently saw an article in a well-known newspaper, giving a list of 5 things to take camping with you for a touch of glamour. Aside from the fact that this list was ridiculously expensive (and impractical), it got me thinking about some of my must-have luxuries when I'm heading off for a few days … Continue reading Forget Glamping, here’s 10 top items for your camping trip