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Always Think You Can and the Staircase to Nowhere

Back in February I wrote a list of things – goals – I wanted to achieve in 2015. One of those was to meet and chat with people who inspire me, to get to know them and learn from them and what they are doing. Following that post I received a lovely email from Jo over

Unexpected Victories

Today is the fifth of May, which means only one thing, Cinco de Mayo (and today’s BEDM topic) – ARRIBA! This is a great excuse, particularly in Mexico and the United States, to have a massive themed street party with tortilla chips and guacamole (apparently 81 million avocados are eaten on 5 May in the

Country Music

My name is Zoe. I am 34 years old. And I like country music. Sorry. You’ll no doubt assume that this is a sign of my age. Apparently we stop listening to new music when we are 33, so I guess I shall start saying “songs of today don’t have any tune” or the like soon.

{ Sunday Soliloquy } Self Care Sunday

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale Today, in the world of BEDM, has been designated as “Self Care Sunday”. My message is simple. I urge you… take an hour for yourself today. Sixty whole minutes of whatever YOU want

Exploring Bristol – Clifton Suspension Bridge

I strongly believe that adventure (today’s BEDM topic), is there to be found wherever you are and whatever you are doing. It is, after all, a state of mind rather than a verb with a written-in-stone definition.  When I was away for work recently the weather was gorgeous and with several hours to kill before sunset the last

Ten Random Facts About Me

Good morning Splodz Blogz readers! I have decided to take part in Blog Every Day in May this year, as I enjoyed it last time I took part (I did the November version in 2013), and from feedback I think you did too. My aim is to use the themes set by the lovely Rosalilium

Getting Outdoors: An Interview with Lizzie Webb

Team Bear Grylls Member and Merrell ambassador Lizzie Webb has a life people like me dream of.  A thrill-seeking micro-adventurer, Lizzie has been packing her rucksack and heading outdoors since she was a child. Nowadays Lizzie displays her passion for the outdoors through her numerous excursions on the trail, paddleboarding sessions, and a variety of work trips with Bear.  As

The Bucket List Life – Sharing Experiences

Any regular, or even occasional, reader of Splodz Blogz will know that I have one absolutely humungous bucket list. And that list is still growing – I add something to it at least once a week, and there are way more things on there than I will ever be able to complete. But for me

Review: Merrell Capra Mid Sport Gore-Tex Women’s Boots

The Merrell Capra Mid Sport Gore-Tex is described as a “speed hiker”, which suits me as I do like to get a wiggle on when I’m out hiking on my own. The boot is designed for all kinds of hiking, including climbing and scrambling. As durable and waterproof as you would expect a Merrell Gore-Tex

Be More Human

Over the last month I have been encouraged by Reebok to Be More Human. They even sent me a new pair of trainers to help… the new ZQuick Dash, probably the brightest pair of trainers I have ever owned! Reebok know that fitness is not just about the body, but also about the mind. When

Dining out in Bristol – Pieminister and The Stable

I am, thanks to the occasional trip away for work, no stranger to dining alone. This has both its advantages and disadvantages. I like to use it as an opportunity to choose when and where I want to eat, hunting out restaurants that offer something a bit different, local, with nice settings. On a recent trip to Bristol I

Afternoon Tea at Bettys

One of the things I like to stress is that living life to the full – enjoying the journey – is not only about adventurous experiences or travelling to distant lands. There is everything right with enjoying the finer things in life, and close to home. Last weekend LincsGeek and I headed up to Harrogate, one