Why volunteer

I’ve been volunteering as Beaver Scout Leader for my local Scout Group for nearly 10 years now, but I don’t see myself as a volunteer, I just see it as something I do. My hobby. You should enjoy your volunteering … Continue reading

My first Parkrun

I’ve heard about Parkrun from a few of my friends and a couple of them have been encouraging me to go along to a local one at Cannock Chase and just run at whatever Couch 2 5k pace I’m currently … Continue reading

Helvellyn!

Two years after we conquered Scafell Pike the four of us set off for the weekend to tick off another peak from our wish list. I’m not any fitter than I was when I did Scafell, and actually due to … Continue reading

Zebby goes camping

Due to calving and other commitments Ash and I had one chance to get away and go camping this summer, so despite having a young puppy we thought we may as well get him used to it now and get … Continue reading

Summer Events in Cheshire & Staffordshire

I love a good game fair, nothing beats wandering around a field in boots looking at stalls of outdoor clothing and handcrafted sculptures, plus watching fantastic displays of horse riding, sheepdog training, motorbikes and more. There are plenty of events … Continue reading

Spring on the Farm

When I first moved here in December I mentioned how excited I was to see the farm change in the seasons, well I’ve certainly not been disappointed! Spring has brought a wash of colour, activity and life. Gradually the trees … Continue reading

Osprey Tempest 20

OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS BAG! There’s my review… no need to write any more right?! At the start of summer this year I found myself stood in GoOutdoors perusing the backpacks, searching for a decent, comfy day pack. … Continue reading

Walking Snowdon

A friend of mine has never walked Snowdon and as she was home from Australia for a few months we found a weekend free and off we went. I’ve walked Snowdon twice before, using the Llanberis path both times. The first … Continue reading

Another week in Anglesey

I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy two wonderful weeks in Anglesey in the space of a month. This time it was with Ash’s family. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite places and things we did with some photographs … Continue reading

Featured Walk: Llangoed to Puffin Island and Aberlleiniog Castle

Before you start reading this let me just warn you that this is not a detailed step by step walk guide. It’s a vague description of the walk we took with lots of photographs, so unlikely that you’ll be able … Continue reading

Holiday Cottage Review: Didfa in Llangoed

For our family holiday in Anglesey this year we found a cottage next to the little village of Llangoed, near to Beaumaris in the bottom right corner of Anglesey. Pets go free and access to a 1/2 acre paddock… it sounded … Continue reading

Dog-friendly holiday cottage: Dolphin Bach

Ash and I decided to get away for a few days during Easter Weekend and went searching online for some last minute holiday cottages. We found Dolphin Bach advertised here, a tiny little bungalow in a little village called Dolphin near to Mold, North … Continue reading

Featured Walk: Graig Fawr

While on holiday in Wales during Easter Weekend Ash, Guinness and I stumbled across this National Trust site with a little car park and numerous footpaths circling around and leading up a small hill. Graig Fawr sits alongside the little village … Continue reading