Exploring Northumberland; England’s forgotten corner?

Sometimes at key times during the year it can feel like everyone has had the same bright idea as you. Our national parks are beautiful and do a fantastic job of encouraging people to visit them. Even on the busiest weekends there are always pockets of peace and tranquility (some of them I’ve even written…

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…

Pie in the Skye

I’m always musing on alternative careers/business adventures and I’m sure that the above would be a winner. I love pies and having recently visited I can confidently say I love Skye too. Therefore a business making and selling pies filled with Skye based produce would surely contribute greatly to society and potentially soften the edges…