Outdoor Adventures

Climbing Four Mountains – Tryfan, Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Y Garn

    Hi it’s Vicky again. Snowdonia was such an epic place to be: the scenery was spectacular and the climbs were all so unique and amazing – it’s always such a great sense of achievement when you reach the summit. Whilst planning our trip to Snowdonia, we came across an article in a climbing magazine all about climbing not one, not two, but four peaks in Snowdonia in a day. It seemed pretty difficult, but we were well up…

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Climbing Snowdon with Helly Hansen and SmartWool Review

  During the Easter holidays, my girlfriend and I decided to take a trip up to Snowdonia in the North of Wales. Since getting into climbing we had seen countless photographs, articles in magazines and posters around the climbing centre which had inspired us. I had seen photographs and read up about the area, so was dying to go to this beautiful location. After some researching in books and the internet, I found this awesome looking hostel called Plas Curig,…

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Quechua Forclaz 40 Air Hiking Backpack Review on Bodmin Moor

  During our hike up to the top of Brown Willy, my girlfriend and I took our new Quechua Forclaz 40 Air Hiking Backpack with us to make sure we could carry the things we needed for a day’s trek. It really was the perfect accompaniment. I was so impressed with the packs great performance, features and price tag (under £30!) I thought I’d write a review of it.   Organisation This backpack is brilliant for organising all of your…

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Quechua Forclaz 500 Women’s Walking Boots Review

    Hello everyone. It’s Vicky here (Mike’s girlfriend). I’ve popped up in quite a few articles recently, so thought it was about time I wrote something for you all from a girl’s perspective. So, here is goes: this afternoon Mike and I decided to hike up to Brown Willy. He’s lived in Cornwall his whole life and hadn’t yet been to this well known “landmark”. So today was the day. We parked in the allocated car park for Rough…

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Outdoor Adventures

OXO Tools and Salmon Ramen With Spiralized Noodles

  I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately, honing my culinary skills in the kitchen! Cooking my own food has really helped me to eat a much healthier and nutritious diet. I can add whatever I like and generally what I like are vegetables. So this recipe I made went down a real treat – Salmon on top of Spiralized Courgette Ramen Noodles. It was really simple to do and a great opportunity to test out some fantastic tools…

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BOGS Classic Ultra High Wellington Boot Review

    I’ve just bought an awesome pair of BOGS Classic Ultra High Wellington boots. I’ve written a review of them which which contains some cool photography that I took up on the North Cornwall Coastal Path. The boots are really great and I love them! You should read on to find out why… BOGS have been making wellingtons for well over a decade now; they started off by designing a boot to help dairy farmers keep safe on slippery…

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The Man Cave

Pimpin’ The Spare Room

  As you might expect when we moved in and renovated and then decorated the house, we concentrated on the most important rooms. The kitchen, lounge and master bedroom were the obvious priorities, where as the spare room ended up a bit of a ‘nothing room’. It has a built in wardrobe, sofa bed, some Edward Gorey prints on the wall and tends to hold lots of outdoor gear, which will eventually go into my shed (when I get round…

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Oxelo Bauhaus Bamboo Longboard Review

    I’ve got a few different skateboards, but have been after a longboard for ages; they’re super cool and I love the idea of cruising around on one. Unfortunately, by definition they’re pretty big and are priced accordingly. However, after years of looking longingly at them in skate shops all around, I have finally taken the plunge and bought one. My carefully chosen board is the Oxelo Bauhaus Bamboo Longboard. Read this review to see why I decided to…

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Salamanca’s Cathedral and the Nosilife Adventure Shirt

    You may have read about my trip to Salamanca last year, well this is a second post all about one particular visit to Salamanca’s famous Cathedral. There are in fact two cathedrals in Salamanca, the ‘Old Cathedral’ and the predictably named ‘New Cathedral’ (or in Spanish ‘Catedral Nueva’). What is pretty cool and convenient is that both of the cathedrals are connected, so when you visit them, you do so together.   Back in 12th and 13th century,…

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Outdoor Adventures

Spiralized Courgette Noodles

    So I think I’ve found one of my favourite kitchen gadgets EVER! It is the handheld Spiraliser by Oxo. Seriously, it’s amazing!! I’ve seen a variety of recipes in the past that use one and I finally decided to get one and try it out – I am absolutely thrilled I did. I can’t stop raving about it – it is so simple to use and there are loads of different recipes to try out.   For my…

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