Think making movies takes time, experience or fancy software? Think again. If you own a DSLR, a tripod and a couple of lenses you already have everything you need to find your inner videographer. I headed to the Forest of Dean with mountain biker Jake Ireland to create this beginner-friendly guide for Digitalcameraworld.com
Film maker Elizabeth White, who basically has the best job in the entire world, on dodging polar bears in the Arctic and meeting sea gypsies in Sulawesi.
I’ll leave you with this INSANE Jack-o’lantern. If only I could surf as well as this pumpkin wave rider.
A delightful Saturday afternoon riding western-style around the New Forest, spotting wild ponies and pretending to be in Brokeback Mountain. Tally ho!
Planning a trip to Malaysia? Make sure you include a spot of hammock napping, sea snorkelling and rainforest trekking on the pirate hideout-turned chilled-out retreat island of Pangkor.
Feeling a little bit saddle sore? Total Women’s Cycling have just finished a new video series of yoga moves specifically for biking that will show you how to keep flexible and strong – perfect for training during the chilly winter.
Want to give your jewellery box or your Christmas list some heart? Try an accessory from the beautiful Soko Loves Kenya collection. Their handcrafted pieces made from natural materials don’t just look good – they do good too, giving a fairer deal to the African artisans who make them.
My sports watching partner in crime (Leo) and I spent a delightful Monday at Wimbledon after Leo magically managed to procure us centre court tickets. We watched Serena Williams cry, Sabine Lisicki kick ass, Murray make grunting sounds and Djokovic give good lego hair. Oh, and we ate strawberries and drank far too much pink cava.
The gorgeous green valleys, unspoilt blue waters and postcard-pretty villages of The Lakes are bliss to ramble through on sunny weekends, and there are plenty of family-friendly holiday parks in the Lake District that are the perfect base to explore from. Here’s my pick of the nicest places to visit.
If you’ve ever fancied chalking up your fingers and teaching your body to defy gravity, watch inspiring UK champ Shauna Coxsey talk about her love of climbing, plus tips on warming up and improving your footwork, in these videos from Adidas’ All In campaign.
I started last year and am addicted, despite my constantly blistered fingers.
Spring is finally here! Dust down your flipflops, crack out the Pimms and get out in the garden – it may have been a little neglected during the dark days of winter but there’s nothing more satisfying than getting your hands dirty getting it into shape. Plant some spring flowers and head to local gardening centres and sites like www.mysmartbuy.com in search of the best new tools, then add some of this lovely lot of garden accessories for the finishing touch.
It’s been a few weeks since a crack team of 13 of outdoor enthusiasts decided to take on the mighty Snowdon. I swear my legs still ache.