Monthly Archives: October 2012

I need to camp and I need to camp now!

New job, lots of travel, new pup and son no.1 at comp for his 1st year have effectively put paid to any chance of camping in the past 2 months. I have had to effectively put on hold any concrete … Continue reading

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Oookworks Oookstar inner on order

Trying saying that after a few drinks! 🙂 I finally cracked and decided to get a custom made inner from Sean at Oookworks for my MLD Trailstar. I have a bivvy bag for during summer but thought that a bespoke … Continue reading

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The perfect outdoor jacket?

No, before you ask, I haven’t found the perfect jacket but have been pondering this little question on and off for some time now. Lets start off with the obvious for the UK. It doesn’t exist. There is always a … Continue reading

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My Favourite Outdoor Places – what’s yours?

What are your favourite outdoor places? Do you hanker after wild areas, hills, rivers, specific mountains or “just so” spots? I am thinking specifically about the UK and certainly in terms of my top five places. Everyone will have a … Continue reading

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Another day…another (dog) walk

Just a very quick post and picture. I managed to get out around Wentwood Forest today and of course Barney came along. The weather was mild and sunny although underfoot was marshy in places. We were able to take Barney … Continue reading

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A short dog walk up Sugar Loaf Mountain

A quick post to report back on Barney’s first walk up a mountain from last weekend. Sugar Loaf, which stands proudly next to Abergavenny at the start of the Brecon Beacons, isnt technically a mountain. It’s 1955 feet high so … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating – Losing Weight – Walking better

6 months ago my doctor confirmed something I had suspected for a long time. It was still a bit of a shock. He took off his glasses and told me with sympathetic voice that I was fat. Well not exactly. … Continue reading

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