Guernsey: Beaches, Bikes and Gache

After a very delightful time at the Sark Folk Festival it was time to explore Guernsey. Somewhat larger but no less charming Guernsey has all the ingredients for a great holiday. As you may be able to tell from my blog title I love to be outdoors and active and that certainly doesn’t stop when…

Going Folk-al in Sark: Sark Folk Festival review and tips

It was a tough decision to write this blog post. I LOVED the Sark Folk Festival, so much so I almost feel like I don’t want to share the magic. However, I am one of life’s givers and I’m pretty sure you’d all love it too so here is my ode to the festival that…

A Herm-azing final few days in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

So many exciting things happened on this trip it would have been a disservice to condense them all into one blog post, so here is the final chapter so to speak. You might also enjoy my thoughts on Sark and our first few days on Guernsey. As you may be able to guess from the…

Secret Snowdonia

The clue’s in the name… Surely the big draw of Snowdonia is Snowdon; in this post though I would like to offer some love to the lesser known reaches of Snowdonia, namely southern Snowdonia and the area around Cadiar Idris. I had first visited this area many, many years ago on a childhood family holiday….

Outdoor bargains: 5 under a fiver

I haven’t been to the outdoors this weekend so this weeks blog post has a more reflective nature looking at a few bargain bits of kit I’ve accumulated and used extensively over the years. We all like a bargain – here are five of my faves: Camping carabiner mug £3 Available all over the place, commonly…