Outdoors: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

It started at 10 pm last night and in my clogs and dressing gown, rushed out with the pup & co to do a celebratory dance and then wondered if we’d be able to get out? When the morning came along with the gritters we knew we wouldn’t be stuck (I quite like the idea…

Lifestyle: Hello January 2017!

Pictures throughout are some of my favorites from 2016. Head on over to instagram to see more! I managed to take most of Christmas off (nothing to do with my amazing organisational skills  – just luck I think.) Christmas in our new home with all of our families around us has been exceptional.  As my…

Lifestyle: 6 Things My Puppy Taught Me

Baby Bel at only a few months old, along with her sister Sky, broke out of their cot one evening and raided the cupboard for a bag of dog food. The next day they were so bloated, they couldn’t walk!   I knew then, she was mine. We’d both doing anything for food! I originally…

Kit Review: Hi Tec Forza Lite Mid Hiking Boot

Warning: Muddy boots throughout! Hiking boots and I don’t have the most romantic story.  I have difficult feet. I’m flat footed in my left, with one dodgy ankle. Trying to find a good pair of hiking boots which fits my criteria has been a challenge: Exceptional ankle support Not made out of leather or suede…

Lifestyle:Christmas Preparations

Up until a few weeks ago, with frost on the ground, snow on the distant mountains and ice cold sun sets, the robins had flocked to my bird feeders and  it was beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas. At the time of writing this,  we’ve had nothing but soggy, wet and grey…

Outdoors: Meaningful Christmas Gift Guide

I had a conversation with my blogger friend the other day about these gift guides for Christmas and to be honest it’s not what my blog’s about. I see Christmas as a commercial time  (more concerned with how much you buy rather than the thought behind it).  My mum and nan have always been big…

Walking: Castell Dinas Bran

Note: I apologise for blurry pictures – phone camera malfunction  Over the weekend, we met up with Cerys from Mascara and Mud to walk up Castell Dinas Bran. Cerys and I met at an adventure weekend at Parkwood Dolygaer. I thought it was super funny that I travelled  all the way to South Wales and met…

Country Lifestyle: Warming to Winter

My house smells of smouldering wood and it feels oh so homely. A country home to me is not one without a log burner. I recently had one fitted in my front room which has now become the heart of the home. I get excited when my bag of logs are dropped off from the…

Walking: The Glyn Valley TramWay

The Ceiriog Valley was once described as ‘A little bit of heaven on earth’ and I’ve to wholeheartedly agree. Part of this gem is a tiny village called Glyn Ceiriog with two pubs, 1 shop and a post office with tearoom and gift shop. It’s an area with lots of walking signs but many routes…

Adventure: 6 Outdoor Winter Tips for Newbies

Picture this… a few years ago I went camping on the Welsh coast. The tent was situated on a hill overlooking the sea, it was sunsets  and scenic views galore and it sounds perfect right? Well it nearly was except we chose to camp mid winter with a tent designed for the summer and suddenly…

Lifestyle: Rural Living Lessons

A kind of a throw back Thursday type of post. When I first blogged on Loving Life in Wellies, country lessons were something of a great interest to me – it was an alien way of living.   I have’t done this type of post for a little whilst as my city life has become a…

Lifestyle: Hello November – Surprise Me!

I’m certainly making an effort to get outdoors more often – in fact twice a day every day. Over on Instagram, I’ve been on a 2 week  walking challenge  – 2.5 miles a day .  Yesterday, on the third week, I’ve upped my limit to 5 miles a day (split in to two walks). The…