Kit store: Alpkit Numo

I spent 40 nights in a tent over the course of last year. It's looking like it'll be even more this year. With so many nights sleeping on the ground, I'm rather glad I upgraded from my old foam mat! For the past year, I have been using the Alpkit Numo. I bought it before… Continue reading Kit store: Alpkit Numo



January seems to have flown in, with a solid four weeks having passed already. So far, I've managed to see my friends more (hurray!), I've been running twice (must try harder), and I've made several steps towards cutting down my use of plastics. With a busy start, I have a few more plans for the… Continue reading 2018


New Zealand: The North Island 3 weeks

Our November was pretty amazing!  Craig and I spent the best part of three weeks touring New Zealand's north island. We did so many amazing things that it's really difficult to pull out just a few highlights, but I thought I'd give it a try. Auckland We spend a few days at the start and… Continue reading New Zealand: The North Island 3 weeks

Hiking, Mountain Leader, Scotland, Scottish Hills, Travelling

2017 ticked off the bucket list

2017 was quite an exciting year! Craig and I got engaged right at the start, and since then it's been pretty packed with big trips, adventures and just a few goals ticked off my bucket list. Here are just a few highlights: In March  I travelled to Geneva to complete my Explorer Belt with Robyn and Lewis.… Continue reading 2017 ticked off the bucket list

Camping, Climbing, Hiking, Mountain Leader, Scotland, Scottish Hills, Travelling

Making 2017 Another Adventure

New year new me? Nah, I prefer to set a few goals and plan a couple adventures when the new year rolls around. Last year was pretty action packed, so I'm massively looking forward to seeing what I can fit in this year. I've managed to meet my January challenge, so I just have to… Continue reading Making 2017 Another Adventure


The year ahead: 2016

It seems that this time every year, every other newspaper is publishing reports about how unlikely we are to stick to our New Year resolutions. With so many vague "get fitter", "be healthier" type resolutions, I guess it's not all that surprising. However, I've found that I have a lot more success with a to… Continue reading The year ahead: 2016


Off the tourist trail: Roma

When going somewhere new, I always like to find something different to do. Even at home, I love finding restaurants and cafes away from the big chains that offer something a little individual. When planning our trip to Rome, I was determined to find something unusual for us to do as a wee surprise for Craig's birthday. After searching for… Continue reading Off the tourist trail: Roma


Rome: Vatican City

Small country, big views! With over two and a half thousand years of history and culture around every corner, Rome is a city like no other I’ve ever seen. It's the only city with another country inside its boundaries and it is bursting with amazing sites.  Back in February Craig and I went to Rome… Continue reading Rome: Vatican City



I've had a rather exciting year! Between working, moving across the car park to a new flat and continuing to drink too much tea, I have managed to fit in quite a few exciting trips and trails.  In February, Craig and I headed off to Rome for a few days. I have a passing interest… Continue reading 2015