Category: Travel

Kit review: Looking good in Craghoppers 0

Kit review: Looking good in Craghoppers

Over the last month or so I’ve had numerous flattering comments about how good my clothes look. People have enquired about my “stylish jacket” and commented on how nicely my trousers fit.  It’s making...

Guest blog: A weekend of Scottish adventure 4

Guest blog: A weekend of Scottish adventure

I know Romy Beard from the Glasgow Triathlon Club. Romy and I were chatting on Facebook recently about her aims to do more outdoor activities at weekends and to explore Scotland. You all know how...

The Herald: Cycling trip to the Pyrenees 0

The Herald: Cycling trip to the Pyrenees

Today the Tour de France cyclists reach the Haute Pyrenees. Just a few weeks ago I was in the region to experience some of the high climbs, including the beast of a col known...

New Outer Hebrides kayaking book 1

New Outer Hebrides kayaking book

I have been keen to take off for another sea kayaking trip – and now I know exactly where I want to go. I discovered a love of sea kayaking last year during a fantastic...

The ups and ups of the Pyrenees 4

The ups and ups of the Pyrenees

The sheep give you respect. So do the llamas (yes llamas!). As do an enthusiastic French public. Even the drivers respect cyclists in the Pyrenees. Our recent cycling holiday in the south-west of France...

While I was away… 0

While I was away…

The Pyrenees were utterly, utterly wonderful. The cycling was tough but the scenery more than made up for the exhaustion. I will be blogging about my trip in the near future (after I’ve written...

Review: Halfords Family Tent Pack 6

Review: Halfords Family Tent Pack

I was doubtful that 9pm on a Friday evening was the best time to begin putting up a new tent. I doubted, too, that the previously consumed large G&T would be the greatest aid....

Tell me about your cycling adventures in Scotland 2

Tell me about your cycling adventures in Scotland

I was chatting to an old friend (old as in I’ve known him forever, rather than him being that ancient!) yesterday about cycling in Scotland. A couple of years ago he did the LEJOG...

The rise and rise of glamping 9

The rise and rise of glamping

A tweet this morning, which linked to an article, Glamping it Up in Yorkshire, nicely introduces a blog that I have been meaning to write about “Glamping”. In fact it was TEM (Top Entreprenurial Mummy) who...