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    Everest Base Camp Trek

    I’ve been banging on about the Everest Base Camp trek (EBC) for some time, I’ve done it and it took some time but I’m finally ready to tell you how ...

Trespass Tarmachan 2 Man Tent and Doze 3 Season Sleeping Bag – Review

As most of you will have guessed by now, I like to go hiking and climb mountains…but one problem I’ve always experienced is the long distance between home and my favourite hiking spot, Wales…especially when only visiting for the weekend. To overcome the need to rush a mountain climb in on the Sunday and then […]

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Barbour International Venus Scarf – Review

Barbour International is home to the original ‘Biker Jacket’…In 1908 Barbour introduced its first oilskin suit for motorcycling and the love affair with biking began. Being a fairly new recruit to the Barbour brand (I have one of their popular quilted jackets) I was delighted to be given the chance to review one of the […]

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Culture Vulture – Mayura Sculpture

Culture Vulture is a site dedicated to bringing you unique and diverse handmade craft items with a contemporary twist alongside responsibly sourced Fair Trade items.  There are many styles to choose from, including European, Asian, American and African and with many varying uses from furnishings, kitchenware, clothing and home accessories. Having travelled to a few […]

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“Tis the season to get cosy…”

Things have been a bit quiet on the blog recently, this is mainly due to work commitments taking up most of my time in the run up to Christmas, so today I have been sent this interesting post from Booking.com on the impending festive season trends and holidays. As the days get shorter and summer […]

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Where Would You Go On Your City Break?

I’m a big fan of City Breaks and being based within the UK opens up many opportunities on where you could fly off to.  I’ve already done a city break to New York, Rome and Prague so for me the next destination that really does appeal is Marrakesh.  I’d like to tie in some city […]

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Getting Friendly with Bugs and Reptiles at Bugtopia

I’ve visited Bugtopia a few times now over the last few years, it’s based in a small village called Great Cransley, near Kettering in Northants.  It’s an extension of the Green Trunks Garden Centre. Bugtopia is run by a small dedicated team who are incredibly passionate about bugs and reptiles.  They saw a gap in […]

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Cyprus – The Perfect Family Holiday

It started off as a debate, where shall we go on our first family holiday abroad?  Europe was the most obvious choice given its close proximity to the UK, but where?  We ranged from Spain to Italy and then decided upon Cyprus.  Coincidentally I had a friend who had emigrated to their due to her […]

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