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Please vote! GoOutdoors blog awards

I had to take a second look when the email notification popped up on my phone screen. Things like this just don’t happen to me… But there it was. This email kindly stated that my blog had been put forward by somebody to go into the mix for the GoOutdoors Outdoor…

Review | Columbia Montrail Rogue F.K.T II shoe*

This review of the Rogue FKT IIs has taken me a good long while to get out as, what with various health issues this year, it’s taken me some time to give these a good testing and I wanted it to be a thorough review but I am delighted to…

We got a dog | What we’ve learnt

Getting a dog was something that we’d been wanting to do for a really long time and the time finally came when we moved out of rented accommodation and into our own house. Based on my own experience I’ve put together some scribbles on what to expect if you’re think…

Plastic free gift ideas for Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and after a year of living as plastic free as possible I am cringing when I think about the amount of waste that’s coming up – from all the decorations to the presents and food. So I thought I’d compile some suggestions of presents to get…

Isle of Arran | Climbing Goatfell | Scotland

Goatfell is the largest mountain on the tiny little island of Arran in Scotland. It’s a nice pointy peak – a satisfying mountain to look at, as we discovered on our visit last year. As you arrive my sea on the ferry, it looms up over Brodick drawing your eye…