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Winter Skincare – my favourite products

November 3, 2014 § 3 Replies

It ain’t easy looking good in a blizzard, but help is at hand! These wonder products will help you ski, surf and have slightly blue hair all winter long, without the cracked lips and chapped face. All together now: “the cold never bothered me anyway!”.

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Awesome autumn apparel

September 30, 2014 § Leave a reply

It’s jumper wearing, bonfire building, leaf crunching autumn again! Let’s rejoice in all the cosy cliches shall we? There’s no need to hibernate, though – wrap up warm in some of my favourite finds for fall and you can keep camping in forests and cold weather surfing in style all season.

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Top 10 outdoors and travel magazines

September 25, 2014 § Leave a reply

What’s your next adventure going to be? Give yourself a heavy dose of inspiration with a read of one of my ten favourite outdoors and travel magazines, in no particular order. I do like the smell of print in the morning.

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Review: Ultimate self inflating camping mat from Mountain Warehouse

September 1, 2014 § 5 Replies

Getting a good night’s sleep under the stars on Mountain Warehouse’s self-inflating camping mat, £24.99.

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Review: Merlin 23 litre backpack from Mountain Warehouse

June 26, 2014 § 1 Reply

Who said decent gear had to be expensive? This nifty Mountain Warehouse Merlin 23 litre backpack costs a pocket-friendly £16.99 and will see you proud on your travel and sporting adventures.

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Review: Adidas Solo Stealth approach shoes

June 17, 2014 § Leave a reply

Scrambling about in Adidas’ new solo stealth approach shoes, £95. Grippy soles + lightweight comfort + rad red and black styling = instant favourites. Plus Shauna Coxsey‘s a fan, so you know they’re going to be pretty cool.

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Review: Thule RoundTrip Transition bike case

May 24, 2014 § Leave a reply

My review of the Thule RoundTrip Transition case, £444.95, which makes taking your cherished bike on international trips a breeze. As modelled by Katie, on an epic cycle around Lake Como.

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Review: Merrell Grassbow Mid Sport Gore-Tex hiking boots

May 23, 2014 § Leave a reply

Got me some new hiking boots! Here’s my Merrell Grassbow Mid Sport boots review. They’re £120. They’re super lightweight (1.4lb, which is less than half a bag of sugar). They’re waterproof. And they have nice laces.

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Trail Running: my favourite kit

My idea of a nice jog is definitely less pounding the pavements and more getting lost in the woods (and covered in mud in the process). I’ve been very good at training for my fast-approaching Endurance Life coastal trail run in Exmoor this weekend, so I’m rewarding myself with some of this lovely gear.

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Review: Fjallraven Kanken rucksack from Blackleaf

I doubt I have to introduce you to the coolest backback on the block – Fjallraven’s iconic Kanken design. I’ve been wanting one of these dinky-yet-durable rucksacks for ages, so I have been very happy reviewing this oxblood beauty from the Fjallraven Kanken rucksack range at Blackleaf (from £47.95). On Saturday it came to meet ponies in the New Forest with me. Awww.

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Wassailing at The Ethicurean

Last weekend we went a-wassailing at Somerset’s beautiful Ethicurean restaurant, nestled in the Barley Wood Walled Garden. We recited poems to apple trees to bring about a good cider harvest, watched a mummer’s play and ate posh cheese on toast. Lovely.

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Review: HiGear Snowdon walking boots from Go Outdoors

Other girls may lust over Louboutins, but I like hiking boots. I really like hiking boots. Mainly because I can actually walk around in them without falling over. Here’s my review of how my latest pair, HiGear Snowdown women’s walking boots, £44.99 from Go Outdoors, have dealt with a Christmas full of hills, dales and healthy doses of mud.

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