Adventures in the Peak District

A sharp, silver, slither shot down from an ominous cloud. It met the top of the mountain adjacent to where I was standing. I blinked, and it was over. The lightning was gone as quickly as it arrived. Moments later another tremble reverberated along the valley floor. Meanwhile, handfuls of heavy hail pounded my face.... Continue Reading →

Round the Island in 48 hours

Inhaling with all my might, I was trying to feed my body with as much oxygen as possible. Meanwhile, my leg muscles were screaming at me to stop. 'Blimey,' I yelled in exasperation. The hill was never ending. Cyclists whizzed down in the opposite direction. I looked up and smiled at them through gritted teeth.... Continue Reading →

Bristol to Bath by bike

Yogurt coated oats and coconut flakes melted in my mouth. The sweet granola was complemented by sour berries. This was washed down with a turmeric latte. The spice kicked the back of my throat cleansing my pallet. Sitting on the river-side we watched the world go by. It was 9.30am on Saturday. Consequently, there wasn't... Continue Reading →

Day two in Bristol

Walking along the river starting in Bristol Redcliffe it is possible to reach the quaint suburbs of Clifton. It is a glorious walk (even if the end is up an extremely steep hill). On our journey we passed the SS Great Britain - the longest boat of her time in 1845. The boat has a... Continue Reading →

Sleeping under the stars in the North Downs

Shadows danced on the trees that surrounded us. The ambiguous shapes vanished swiftly as I moved my lantern away. We were trekking up a steep, narrow path enclosed by woodland.Glimpsing fragments of sky through the thick vegetation, I could see it was a dark blue. The sun had set forty minutes ago.Unsure where we were... Continue Reading →

Spring has sprung

Currently, the bright, spring, sun, shines through my windows  in London. The wonderful mornings make me want to be outside and enjoying the fantastic weather. Spring brings a whole host of activities to get involved with. While during the winter the dark mornings and evenings encourage us to curl up with a cup of tea, spring... Continue Reading →

Finding peace in London

'Please mind the gap between the train and the platform,' the conductor bellows in monotone every morning at 8.00 am. Shortly after a swarm of commuters push past, leaving me squished up against the tube window. As the doors open at each stop, people spill out of the train as if a pot has just... Continue Reading →

Scottish Island Hopping

Scotland has 790 magical Islands off it's mainland. It is well worth choosing a few to explore. The bigger islands are accessible by ferry or airplane. Depending on how long you have, there are different options and routes you can take. Over three days we did the following: Day one: We set off bright and early from Poolewe through the... Continue Reading →

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