Outdoors: How to Pack for a Festival

SO as you know I’m off to Pembrokeshire next weekend to attend The Big Retreat Wales – it’s a whole weekend dedicated to the mind, body and soul experience. I’ll be camping the weekend so I’ve started a ‘to pack list.’  This is the first time I’ve been camping on my own and I usually…

Biking: Interview with Mud Chalk & Gears

Hey everyone! 2nd in the biking series is Hetty from Mud Chalk & Gears. I hope the last interview wet your appetite for getting on a bike but if you need extra convincing, this one will….. Chelsea: Hey Hetty – tell me ALL about you, how long you’ve been cycling and what’s its big attraction???…

Outdoors: Segway at Chirk Castle with SegTrek

Over the past few months, I’ve been having lazy Sunday afternoons at Chirk Castle, wandering around their snowdrop and daffodil infested woodlands, feasting on homemade cake and hanging around in their dark dungeons (not as dodgy as it sounds). It’s such a wonderful and inexpensive place to visit with the family or solo (especially if…

Lifestyle: Hello April

Hello, April! I’m a little late I know but wth my lovely little glamping trip in North Wales at the end of last month, holiday prep for Italy next month and all of this glorious sun, I’ve been a tad distracted! Slow Living Currently, I’m spending Sunday mornings in bed with my giant windows open,…

Adventure: Glamping in Llyn Peninsula

Glamping in North Wales Out of all of the amazing outdoor type adventures I’ve done, glamping in North Wales hasn’t been one of them! But I’m certainly glad to have changed that.  If you’re wondering what the heck glamping is? Think of it as camping but with a few creature comforts.   The toilet, shower…

Lifestyle: Hello March!

I’ve spent the first few days of this month breaking through the 200 miles walking barrier and celebrated on the Berwyn moorlands.  The mountains in the distance were blanketed in the snow and the rain and winds were driving in a little fast as we navigated over boggy lands. I’d say navigate but the pup…

February: Lessons From Walking 85 miles

Today I have completed the last few miles of my walking target for the past month – 85 miles. I feel happy at being able to say I’ve 185 miles under my belt so far this year, a great head start! Currently, I’m curled up in my bath robe with numb fingers after completing a…

Outdoors: Going it Alone (in parts)

This month, I’ve mostly walked on my own and these days  I spend  a lot of time in the natural world alone. I prefer my own company but it’s also down to conflicting schedules. I appreciate not everyone has the freedom of freelancing life. I do love company but not all of the time. I…

Lifestyle : Hello February 

Hello February! The start of the month sees me hibernating in the warmest room in the house when the fire is not lit (the bathroom). Therefore I’m writing to you from in here curled up with the radiator and my shadow (the puppy). Fabulous February (thanks Leönie Dawson) is about recovering from taxing January  (that’s my…

January : Lessons From Walking 100 Miles 

Today is the day I completed 100 miles in January. Actually technically it was yesterday (today’s a rest day) but I did have until the 31st. I’ve seen January for what it is. An important time to witness the winter season in full force. I’ve experienced magical morning sunlight. I’ve felt wet moorelands against the…

Walking: Pistyll Rhaeadr with my Blogger Bytty

Note: That should translate as ‘with my blogger mate.’  Remember how before Christmas, I introduced you to Cerys, a local north Wales blogger I met at a trip in South Wales and how we planned to walk more in 2017? Well I’m delighted to say we started the year off with one of my favourites;…

Lifestyle: #BlueJanuary? My 7 Remedies

January can be a challenging month for many.  All of that build up over Christmas and New Year, it can leave you feeling rather deflated.  I’ve found it a little hard to get back into work mode this month. I’m still humming Christmas songs and I begged Rik not to put the tree and decorations…