Surfdome’s festival essentials

It’s allllllmost festival season! I know, I can’t wait either. In the meantime, check out my pick of festie essentials from surf/ski/style geniuses Surfdome. Mash…

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Sunshine yellow Hunter wellingtons

I took my favourite Hunters to Cornwall with me last weekend for sea paddling purposes.

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Places to stay: The Scarlet Hotel review

The Scarlet Hotel review: Magnificent coastlines, bubbling hot tubs and Cornish cream teas are some of my all-time favourite things, so the delightfully grown-up and…

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Review: Target Dry Olivia jacket

I’m a sucker for a nice little waterproof number, and it doesn’t get much more cheerful than the bright spotty lining and cheery cherry red…

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Cycling from Bristol to Oxford with PedalFolk

It all got a bit Famous Five last weekend, when I hit the road with PedalFolk, a band of travelling folk musicians bent on cycling…

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Review: Target Dry Elle Mac in a Sac

It’s all springlike and sunshiney suddenly! I feel very happy indeed. The only issue I seem to be having is that I can’t seem to…

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Ten best international festivals

Missed out on a Glasto ticket? Eschew mud and rain in favour of beaches, sunshine and some seriously good tunes at one of the world’s…

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MandMDirect’s Reward a Runner competition

If your lovely dad is training hard or your best mate’s in need of some shiny new lycra to motivate her to victory, I’ve found…

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Five best accessories for summer gardens

Spring is finally here! Dust down your flipflops, crack out the Pimms and get out in the garden – it may have been a little…

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Lazy days in Dorset

It was my birthday a few weeks ago, and some friends and I headed down to Dorset to stay in a gorgeous little cottage in…

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How to: have a little garden party

We spent last weekend at a cottage on the Dorset coast enjoying the sunshine, and gorgeous gift website www.dotcomgiftshop.com sent me the loveliest gardeny things…

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Review: Sealskinz grey cable knit waterproof beanie hat

This lovely little beanie is the newest addition to my hat collection, thanks to the fab outdoorsy kids over at Sealskinz. I’ve always been a…

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Interview with Bee Watson of The Cocktail Caravan

Bee Watson and Kate Norman are my new girl heroes. This awesome entrepreneurial twosome who once ‘dreamed a little dream of buying a caravan and…

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Interview with foraging expert Fergus Drennan

We chat to Fergus Drennan, of fantastic foraging blog Wild Man Wild food, about eating frogspawn, living off the fat of the land and life…

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Surfing in St Davids, Pembrokeshire

I went surfing in gorgeous St Davids in Pembrokeshire last weekend. The sea was FREEZING but the weather was beautiful. And we made a new…

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Interview: The Guyrope Gourmet on camping cookery

Josh Sutton, aka the Guyrope Gourmet, is not a fan of baked beans. Instead, he likes nothing more than to haul fresh neck fillets of…

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