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{ 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

National Experience Week

I am a bit late to the party on this one but when I found out this week was National Experience Week, I had to write a little blog post – anything to give me opportunity to encourage you to try new things and make the most of your journey through life! Bungee Jumping – a

{ Sunday Soliloquy } Own Worst Enemy

Today I just wanted to share this quote with you. I have found it quite useful the last few days. “Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears.” Laird Hamilton Enough said. Life is all about the journey. Don’t be your own worst enemy.

Having a Moment. Doubting my Abilities.

On Monday I went for a walk. Nothing unusual about that per se, I like to walk, and being a bank holiday I had a whole day to partake in one of my favourite pastimes. Except on Monday the plan was to walk further than I have ever walked in one go – at least