Where to see the best of this year’s Autumn leaves

  If you’re keen to catch autumn leaves at their best then this may be the best time to head out with your camera.  In fact, recent research highlights that 2016 is a… Continue reading

Meeting The Boss

  Completely ‘off topic’ for my usual blog posts, I thought I’d share a pretty amazing experience that happened to me this week …   ….. o     O     o     ….. Most people have a… Continue reading

When is a 10k not a 10k ..?

  … when it’s only 8.1k apparently. Confused ? Participants in this weekend’s Aviemore 10k race were very initially elated that they’d all beaten their personal bests by a big margin – me included… Continue reading

Becoming a Mountain Leader

  I’m delighted to say that I have just recently passed my Mountain Leader award, a professional qualification that allows me to take groups into the UK mountains.  It’s been a lot of… Continue reading

Camper van birthday cake

  I celebrated a milestone birthday recently with family and friends.  There was a strong outdoors-y theme to many gifts and cards and particularly, my gorgeous cake ! This cake was made by… Continue reading

Home is where you park it

  Camper vans have a habit of getting under your skin.  Old vans in particular have a certain character and have a knack of creating an emotional physical – even spiritual – connection… Continue reading

All aboard the Jacobite Steam Train

  Where do you suppose the best railway journey in the world is located ?  Through the Alps in Switzerland ?  Across the Canadian Rockies ?  In fact the West Highland Line from… Continue reading

Cycling Mull to Mallaig

After last year’s epic Land’s End to John O’Groats 1000-mile cycle, my nephew and I planned something a little more modest this year.  Having cycled south to north, the obvious thing to do… Continue reading

One Life … Live It

  This week’s has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.  From highs and lows, deep sadness and celebration, this post puts me in a slightly more reflective mood. It started anxiously when… Continue reading

Making Wild Cocktails – Sampling the Results!

  In a recent post I described how I’d been foraging to collect natural ingredients to infuse in alcohol to make wild cocktails.  The inspiration came from ‘Wild Cocktails’, the book by Lottie… Continue reading