Have you heard of the City of Lights? Basically every year in Truro, at the start of the Christmas season and the week before late night shopping starts, there is a parade through Cornwall’s great city. Children from Schools and other organisations make massive lanterns in all shapes and sizes and parade them through the city accompanied by marching bands of different styles. This year there was a great selection of giant lanterns, some of which were even articulated…

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  This week has brought two big signs of the cold: Number one – I lit the first fire of the season in my house. Number two – I scraped ice from my vans windshield for the first time this winter. I have been wishing I was an Arctic Fox. Bit random I know but let me explain: When winter time is coming the Arctic Fox adapts, it changes from a chocolaty brown to a snow white colour. Not only…

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  As an outdoors man a quality waterproof coat is right at the top of things to own. I’ve recently upgraded to this Karrimor Elite Alpiniste 2 eVent Jacket and wanted to talk you beautiful people through what to look for when choosing a new waterproof jacket. I’ve chosen this one as it fulfills my three main criteria for keeping dry and comfortable, even if it’s raining sideways. Not only this but it’s well fitted and looks smart. Waterproof –…

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  With the sun going down at just gone five each day, there isn’t much day light anymore. This makes me sad. Cosy evenings are pretty much the only upside to this. I’ve recently been stocking up on new clothes for the winter season. Something I got this week that I’m already madly in love with, is this pair of Heat Holders from Sock Shop. They are the ultimate thermal sock and are rated at 2.3 togs, frankly I didn’t…

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  They say that a dog is man’s best friend, I think that ‘they’ are wrong – It’s the hoody. I don’t mean the hoodies that hang around shopping centres and David Cameron is so keen to hug, I’m talking about the warm, winter essential. Everyone has one: their long serving, warm, comfy, reliable hoody. They are there for you through everything, times good and times bad. The post winter’s surf warm-up, the long walks on the beach and for…

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  With the Met Office dishing out weather warnings across the United Kingdom left right and center, it’s time you got your dapper hands on some appropriate clothing. A good quality umbrella, stylish wellies and a hardy hooded coat are a must for this time of year. Remember people, it’s only the very start of October and winter is coming.  

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Winter is coming! About this time last year I was starting to think about coats, you see I’m normally one of those people that spends all winter thinking I need to get some gloves but doesn’t get round to buying them till April when its finally warming up. Or all summer after some shorts and buys them late September. So last year I thought i’d try and do it differently and buy some apparel at the start of the season.…

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