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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    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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  I’ve been in the market for a new waterproof jacket for a while now. It’s a really big decision, and I’ve done a lot of research and thinking about which one to get. I was after something that was super waterproof and breathable but also looked great, was thin, lightweight and would hold up against extreme elements. Not all of these qualities are easy to find in one jacket. After much searching, I managed to find a jacket that…

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  I recently got a new wallet and I’ve been so impressed with it that I thought I’d feature it as my first Christmas Gift idea for outdoor lovers everywhere. Colville Leather is a brand who believe in sustainability and a connection with the wild. Despite being from my neighbouring county of Devon (Kernow bys vickan! Cornwall for ever) I love Colville Leather and their products- read on to find out why.   With Christmas quickly approaching, tis the season…

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  When do you think the fishing season is over? I thought mid-October had tolled the bell on the prime Cornish fishing season. After a couple of fruitless (fishless) attempts, my rod and reel had remained in the back of the van and was close to being hung up for the winter. However, I was speaking to my next door neighbour, who is a keen fisherman, when he told me that he had still been hooking in mackerel. I enquired…

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  This October, with the leaves falling from the trees we made our way over to my parent’s house out in the country for a spot of foraging! The cold weather creeping in had made us both hungry for some warming winter pudding. I don’t know what your favourite winter dessert is, but for me it’s got to be a crumble.   On this particular morning, the Cornish countryside was looking decidedly miserable. Luckily, we had both bought a pair…

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  If like me you’re a big fan of wet weather clothing than I’ve found out about a competition that will be right up your (puddle covered) street. Joules are giving us all the opportunity to enter a competiton to design your own pair of welly boots. Not only this but you can win: A luxury break worth £5,000 3 nights in a golden oak treehouse cabin plus lots more   Not only this but 10 runners-up will each receive…

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  Last weekend wasn’t anywhere near as sunny and hot as the last weekend has been, it was a bit cloudy and overcast but looked like a really great weekend for some fishing. We decided to go for a fishing double bill and fly fish during the morning and hit the coast for some bass action in the afternoon. I’d just bought a few pairs of Bonsai Bamboo Socks. I’m not entirely certain about how they make bamboo into fabric…

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  I’ve got this new zipped Weird Fish Hoody which is the softest item of clothing I’ve ever owned. As I’ve already mentioned, more than once, Weird Fish are kings of the comfy hoody. This is the third one of their hoodies and it’s probably my favourite. It’s got a classic look but what really stands this hoody apart from every other hoody I’ve owned is its lining which is brushed to give it a very, very soft feel. The…

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  To be honest I hadn’t heard of Mount Edgcumbe before last weekend. I cant imagine why as it’s a fantastic, gorgeous place to visit. Mount Edgcumbe is a stately home and gardens in Cornwall, overlooking Plymouth Sound. Although it’s in Cornwall I actually visited it from North of the border: Plymouth. Right next to the up-market Royal William Yard, there is an awesome little ferry boat which travels between the Docks and Mount Edgcumbe every 15 mintues. It costs…

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