One of the main things when packing up my rucksack for a hiking trip is to try to keep items minimal, to have everything I need without taking up too much room and ultimately to keep the pack light. I’ve tried many waterproof jackets over the years and they have all stood well in the […]
Camping is something I want to do more of in 2017 and with a wild camp in the works with a few friends getting the right tent is essential. You want a tent that’s lightweight and compact but big enough to fit you and your kit in so everything stays dry throughout the night. After […]
I don’t know about you but my kids come out of school absolutely starving! If I remember I try to bring a snack with me for school pick-up but most often I forget so we tend to make a quick stop off at a garage on the way home…as they simply cannot wait till we […]
Having two active dogs means I’m always being asked to play ball whether at home or on a dog walk, the youngest one is obsessed and I’ll always find a ball in my lap whilst trying to watch TV! I tend to stick to the basic yellow tennis balls but have recently been splashing out […]
Having an 8-year-old along with an older sibling I’ve found that this year I’m finding that he just doesn’t play with toys as much as he used to, the Lego and Nerf guns have stayed under the bed and especially with the winter nights, they seem to be more interested in going on their games […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve hosted a giveaway and what better way to get back into it than by offering you the chance to win a fabulous pair of KEEN A-Phlex womens waterproof boots! Designed around the evolving need of modern adventure seekers, the A-phlex is a brand new fast and light outdoor […]
The books and more recently the film Swallows and Amazons is set in the Lake District, written by Arthur Ransome who lived and found inspiration from the beautiful Cumbrian countryside he grew up in. The most recent adaptation of the book which was seen in cinemas across the UK in the Summer of this year […]
My name is Carly and I live in the UK. I have 2 boys, 2 dogs, 5 cats and many tropical fish (Yes I am that crazy animal loving person you read about!)…I work full-time from the comfort of my own home, I love music and try and get to as many gigs as possible. The reason I have set up this blog is to document my life as a mum whilst also tackling my desire to travel and have an adventure. I’ve recently completed an Everest Base Camp trek for charity in October 2013 and I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro back in February 2011…currently looking for my next adventure!
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