How to: take sun-drenched backlit portraits

Squeeze the last out of the Indian Summer by using the golden light of the evenings to beautifully backlight outdoor portraits. I wrote this guide for issue 23 of N-Photo magazine and digitalcameraworld.com.

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Asia packing guide: the adventure girl’s essentials

Asia packing guide: the adventure girl’s essentials

Backpacking through Bangkok, volunteering in Vietnam or gap-yah-ing in the Ganges? Here’s my Asia packing guide, a roundup and review of everything I pack in my rucksack for tropical trips. Asia packing guide: the adventure girl’s essentials 1. RAINCOAT: …
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Photoblog: Snapshots of Thailand

Photoblog: Snapshots of Thailand

Flo and I have returned from adventures around the land of golden buddhas, crystalline waterfalls, charming locals and interesting toilets.
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Review: Jack Wolfskin Vapor Trail XT Jacket

Review: Jack Wolfskin Vapor Trail XT Jacket

The thunderstorms rumbling over Bristol made me all happy as I got to stomp about in puddles in my new Jack Wolfskin Vapor Trail XT jacket (£140). It’s now with me on a monsoon-y adventure in the Thai jungle, dealing&…
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Novesta Strawberry Missy rain boots go down the farm

Novesta Strawberry Missy rain boots go down the farm

My welliedoration has reached new peaks with the arrival of these Missy wellington boots in strawberry from Novesta. They’re so shiny. And beautiful. I feel like William in William’s Wish Wellingtons (my ultimate style hero, fyi).
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Four amazing Thailand adventures

Four amazing Thailand adventures

On Friday I’m giving in to wanderlust and heading to Thailand for a few weeks of elephant cuddling, under water exploring and jungle ziplining. I’m flying with Emirates to Bangkok – here’s my list of four amazing Thailand …
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10 quick summer activity fixes

10 quick summer activity fixes

If the weather’s gorgeous outdoors and you’re sitting indoors in your pants watching Dave reruns, something’s seriously wrong. Pick an adult and kid-friendly summery activity from this list and go get fitter, browner and happier (put some …
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Places to stay: Turkish yoga retreats

Places to stay: Turkish yoga retreats

The lovely Josie Cox headed to the forested mountains of Turkey to see if she could cut it as a “wheatgrass-munching nirvana-seeking mantra-chanting hippie” at Huzur Vadisi
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NASS Extreme Action Sports Festival 2013

NASS Extreme Action Sports Festival 2013

The awesome Nass Festival dudes asked me to come along last weekend and snap some of the goings on. There were mental people parkouring, motorbikers backflipping in the air and a lot of very chilled out skater kids horizontal in&…
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Nice Times in Northumberland

Nice Times in Northumberland

If the blistering heatwave is sending you in search of chilled-out beaches and cool green spaces, head to Northumberland in the North East. Spot seals, explore rock pools or pretend you’re in Harry Potter – it’s one of England’…
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Summer sun in Eastern Europe

Summer sun in Eastern Europe

Fancy an extra dose of vitamin D? Head to Eastern Europe for a heady hit of breathtaking scenery, unspoilt beaches and gorgeous resorts in Montenegro, Croatia, Bulgaria or Turkey.
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Israeli Adventures part 3: Exploring Jerusalem

Israeli Adventures part 3: Exploring Jerusalem

In June I spent a week in Israel discovering the delights of Tel Aviv, biking in the Negev Desert and wandering around the labyrinthine streets of old Jerusalem. Here’s the final part of the journey – exploring Jerusalem by foot&…
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Israeli Adventures part 2: mountain biking in the Negev Desert

Israeli Adventures part 2: mountain biking in the Negev Desert

In June I spent a week in Israel discovering the delights of Tel Aviv, biking in the Negev Desert and wandering around the labyrinthine streets of old Jerusalem. Here’s part two of the journey – cycling in the desert. Some&…
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Places to stay: Tel Aviv and Jaffa, Israel

Places to stay: Tel Aviv and Jaffa, Israel

In June I spent a week in Israel discovering the delights of Tel Aviv, biking in the Negev Desert and wandering around the labyrinthine streets of old Jerusalem. Here’s part one of the journey – exploring Tel Aviv and Jaffa&…
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Mud Runner Dirty Weekend 2013

Mud Runner Dirty Weekend 2013

On Saturday the crack team that was Pete, Pete, Kenny and I completed the Mud Runner Oblivion 10k, a gruelling cross country run dotted with obstacles, monkey bars and peat bogs held at Eastnor Castle in the Malverns. I’m …
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Wimbledon 2013

Wimbledon 2013

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&…
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