I bought my house over a year ago and looking back now at the photos of how it used to look and the renovation make me really happy and proud. It was very outdated and needed renovating in every single room. The kitchen was the worst offender and I even needed to replace the water pipe than ran in from outside. However, with a little (a lot) of help from my friends and family, we got the place ship…

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  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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    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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  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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    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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  My friends and I are regulars at our local pub for their weekly quiz. We can’t quite decide on our team name: we’ve had “Spiders from Mars”, “Badgers not Hedgehogs” and “Fantastic Four” to name but a few… I’m sure one of these days we will find one we want to stick with. Normally we get to the pub early for a few drinks and a catch up. In the last few weeks, we’ve been playing cards and board…

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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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  Last weekend we had friends over for a games night. Normally we play the usual classics like Ticket to Ride, Camel Up, Dixit, Snake Oil or the cruder party games like Bucket of Doom or Cards Against Humanity. This time however, we decided we should all play something a little different. I’ve just bought an awesome game called Colt Express and we decided to give this a go. I had bought it because it was a Spiel des Jahres…

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    Often on our weekends and especially over Christmas, my girlfriend and I go away from home to visit our family and friends around the country, sometimes away for a few days at a time. Over the last few months, we’ve been all over the South West, to Bristol, Torbay, Exeter, Plymouth and Bath. I recently got this Leather Travel Bag by Fur, Feather and Fin, I really like it and thought I’d take some time to review it…

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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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