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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Recipe: The Guyrope Gourmet’s mussels with beer and coriander

We’ve just interviewed Josh Sutton, aka the Guyrope Gourmet, about his love of good food and good camping. He’s very kindly given us this fantastic…

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How to: survive in the urban jungle, a video guide

The hilarious bunch at Bloomsbury books have made a very informative video on how to live through all kinds of urban peril to promote brilliant…

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Cycling chic: gear for biking beauties

Make your morning commute a bit brighter with the coolest new cycle accessories.

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The Girl Outdoors in The Simple Thing’s March issue

I’ve written a guide to country walks in the beautiful March issue of my favourite magazine, The Simple Things. There’s an explanation of the Right…

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Interview with women’s cycling ambassador Lydia Boylan

National cycling charity CTC have put together a brand new, women-only elite cycling team, to help promote cycling and encourage girls to get on their…

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How to: find yourself on a map

Survival expert Rich Johnson gives us a map-reading masterclass.

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How to: orient yourself by the stars

If you’re stranded in the dark, your best resource is the night sky above you. Rich Johnson explains how to use the stars to guide…

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