Category Archives: journalism

How To: get started with surf photography

July 30, 2014 § Leave a reply

On what was probably the Best Day at Work Ever I put together this beginner’s guide to surf photography for N-Photo magazine. It’s easier than you might think to get action- packed shots, promise!

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Interview: Phoebe Smith, the adventurous editor of Wanderlust magazine

February 21, 2014 § 1 Reply

Phoebe Smith, globetrotting editor of Wanderlust and author of Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper, tells me all about bedding down in subzero temperatures, getting starstruck in the Himalayas and where to find true wilderness in the UK.

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Interview: Johnny Flynn on the lure of the great outdoors

October 17, 2013 § Leave a reply

A few weeks ago my favourite music website For Folk’s Sake asked me to have a chat with wandering folk minstrel, Johnny Flynn, about new album Country Mile. Here’s a snippet from the full interview on how Johnny finds inspiration in walking and the great outdoors (of course).

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Autumn layers: cosy parkas and yellow wellingtons

September 25, 2013 § Leave a reply

I spent the weekend staying near the beautiful Camber Sands in East Sussex and wrapped up in a fuzzy parka and some super-rad-amazing acid yellow swallow print wellies. I also competed with Grazia for Most Stylish Beach Photoshoot (guess who won).

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The Girl Outdoors in The Simple Thing’s March issue

March 3, 2013 § Leave a reply

sim07.cover_p1_p1I’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 to Roam, walking songs to sing, how to deal with bitchy cows and all the loveliest outdoor gear you need to keep warm in the chilly March winds. You know you want to read it. If my superior journo skills aren’t enough to sway you, this issue also has such myriad joys as the best afternoon tea recipes, how to grow sweet peas, crafty makes and tasty recipes. It’s basically cosiness in print form.

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Photoblog: the ski photoshoot

January 14, 2013 § Leave a reply

I spent last week on the sunny slopes of Verbier shooting a ski and snowboard photography feature for NPhoto magazine with the fantastic Ross Woodhall. Click on the images to see them in all their glory.

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The Girl Outdoors does The Simple Things

January 2, 2013 § 1 Reply

SIM05.cover_150dpiMay I humbly suggest that you get hold of a copy of the January edition of lovely magazine The Simple Things, because I am in it! I’ve written a piece on wrapping up warm and go and play on freezing snow days as well as an essay on the simple pleasure of feeding birds for issue 5 of TST, which in case you haven’t heard, is my new obsession. The latest copy features some of my favourite things ever: how to make fresh pasta, an ode to urban vegetable patches, the joy of keeping chickens, and the best winter woolly socks. Happy January!

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Wanderlust Blog of the Week

October 22, 2012 § 1 Reply

The Girl Outdoors is Wanderlust magazine‘s blog of the week! And they’ve published the Girl’s Guide to surviving the Amazon on their website, which is very nice of them. We feel special.

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Lazy Sunday afternoons with The Simple Things

September 17, 2012 § 1 Reply

Gorgeous new magazine The Simple Things is my new obsession.

Gentle, friendly and different to other brash, consumerist and advertising heavy publications, The Simple Things concentrates, as the name suggests, on simple, lovely stuff: herb gardening, apple picking, coffee savouring, city re-discovering, scarf knitting, cheese eating, and my favourite, Sunday lunching.

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The Girl Outdoors in Company magazine

November 16, 2011 § 1 Reply

Wahooo the December issue of Company is finally out and I am in it! If you fancy spending your hard-earned £2 on a magazine this month, may I suggest it be this one, and that you closely peruse pages 56 and 174, which I wrote (and which Company then heavily edited). The first feature is ‘Taking off and landing’ and features one girl (my lovely friend Olivia) jetting off to work in Geneva for a year and another (my lovely friend Donna) coming back from her awesome adventures in Mexico. The second is a page of travel bits and pieces: a round up of my favourite winter destinations, namely Lapland, Rome and Nova Scotia, and reviews of cool websites WWOOF and Spotted by Locals.

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