Hiking, Scottish Hills

Try: Winter walking in Scotland

Several hours of high wind and spindrift ensured that my first day of winter walking was giving me a good taster of what Scotland in February could whip up. I was quickly learning that the freezing conditions would make my buff around my mouth solid if I wasn't careful of condensation, and that it was… Continue reading Try: Winter walking in Scotland

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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

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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

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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

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2015

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

Mountain Leader

Another Adventure Attempted

It's been an odd summer in Scotland this year. Though not particularly warm, I have had so many bright and clear days out on the hill! I never thought I would grumble about good weather, but looking to fill my logbook for a Mountain Leader assessment, I am actually hoping for some horrible weather over… Continue reading Another Adventure Attempted