The Outdoor Guide

It’s a great honour to be working as a blogger with The Outdoor Guide! The Outdoor Guide (TOG) is a resource set up by Julia Bradbury and sister Gina that aims to bring together information for walks all around the UK. It is a showroom that puts companies with the same ethos together in one... Continue Reading →

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Paris – Part Three

Unsurprisingly, we awoke a little later on the morning following our engagement celebrations. With changeable weather forecast again, we put off plans to visit Disneyland until the following day and instead headed to Sainte Chappelle, a royal chapel in the Île de la Cité, near to Notre Dame. Sometimes I walk into a religious building... Continue Reading →

Walking: Goathland

Sunday nights in the 90s involved surviving the horror of Songs of Praise and the Antiques Roadshow (the theme tunes to which still send shivers down my spine), taking the weekly bath, then settling down to Last of the Summer Wine and whatever BBC One or ITV drama was currently snaring the millions of viewers with only four channels to choose between. A mainstay... Continue Reading →

Square Peg

The table is an agreeably polished and smooth surfaced wood. I don’t know what type of wood, but it’s dark and has swirling grains along which my finger absently saunters. The people seated around it are all conversing confidently; jovially at first, then sternly and accusatory as time progresses. Their faces don’t appear happy, despite... Continue Reading →

Walking: Settle and the Three Waterfalls

The monitoring of weather forecasts has begun to take up a great deal of our time lately, with weather apps on phones and TV, plus of course the traditional Countryfile ‘week ahead’ forecast on a Sunday night where the presenters shun their formal attire for a pair of jeans and BBC approved pullover. On returning... Continue Reading →

Wakefield and the Ice Cream Conspiracy

We’ve been living in Wakefield for around two and a half months now and whilst it's not our intention to stay forever, it's not without its benefits. We live close to the motorway junction which is convenient for my commute to Bradford; the Dales, Moors, and Peaks are all a reasonably short drive away, and... Continue Reading →

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