Splodz on the Beach

I’m Zoe – Splodz (thanks to my sister when we were growing up) – and this is my blog. 

My life’s mantra is “Life is all about the journey“. It’s no good just waiting to get to our destination, we have to make the most of the travelling too. Through this blog I am to show how that is possible, documenting the things I get up to in-between the day job and other commitments, and hopefully inspiring you to try new things and have a good time on your journey.

I guess am a tomboy/adventure girl at heart – I love walking, cycling, skiing, getting outdoors, motorbikes (in 2009 I rode a Harley the length of the country for charity), music (I play trombone and bass guitar) and loads of other stuff.  In 2010 I fulfilled my dreams of learning to surf and did a skydive for RNIB – I keep being told I’m a little bit crazy, I’m sure that’s in a good way!

I enjoy a challenge and last year completed the London MoonWalk and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge within seven days of each other. Yes, nuts. I was also totally honoured to be chosen to be an Olympic Torchbearer, one amazing and completely bonkers experience.

Extreme Tromboning

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Go Ape, Sherwood Pines, Zip Wire

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Product Reviews

There are lots of reviews here on Splodz Blogz where a company has given me a free sample in return for hearing my thoughts. These have been all kinds of things in the past but more recently I am focusing more on things very relevant to my life – travel, the outdoors, technology, photography, and things to help me tick items off my bucket list. Please know that whenever I review something on here I am always honest. Where I have been given something for free I will state this at the foot of the post. If you have something that you think I might love to try out please get in touch.


The majority of images I use on this blog I have taken myself. I therefore own any copyright associated with the images. If you like the images I am totally flattered but please always ask before using/reproducing any of them for anything. You can ask by contacting me.


Anyone who knows me knows I love (love love) shoes. It is my biggest fashion weakness. Maybe even my biggest weakness. They’re so easy to buy, so easy to wear. I will often decide on an entire outfit based on what shoes I want to wear that day. Probably terribly sad and many of my readers probably don’t get it, but hey, that’s me! I’ve always been a bit of a Tom Boy I guess and as a result my favourite footwear brands are Dr Martens and Converse, along with outdoor brands like Merrell and KEEN. I girly shoes too, though, but those get worn much less and I spend a lot less money on them!

My Dr Martens

Spartoo specialise in brand-name shoe sales online – they have over 700 brands and 500,000 pairs of shoes in stock (now that is a wardrobe!!!). I write some posts for Spartoo, and as with anything I write about on Splodz Blogz I am always honest, and my Spartoo shoes posts are written on brands or fashions or individual pairs of shoes that I fancy writing about. You’ll know which ones they are because I use my little green disclaimer at the bottom of each one.

If you would like to contact me please do so via my Contact page.