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Lumia 735: The Selfie Phone

The selfie is arguably one of the biggest photography trends of 2014 – and I suspect it will get even bigger in 2015.They are everywhere. You might not take them yourself (or admit to it), but I guarantee your family and friends do – social media is crammed full of “look at me” snaps, in all

Smoothies for Breakfast: Recipe Ideas Wanted

I’ve had my Breville Blend-Active for a little while now, a couple of months perhaps, and I love it. I bought it after seeing lots of the people I follow on twitter and instagram using them and I was a bit jealous of how healthy they were being. It cost me £20 from Asda and

Rome: A Last Minute City Break

It turns out that there aren’t such things as last minute deals any more. Not in the way I remember, anyway. A few years back we walked into a Travel Agent a couple of weeks before we were due to go on holiday, told them our (teeny) budget and asked “where can we go”. We ended up

Review: Krusell Malmo Flip Cover for iPad Air2

I am a very lucky girl indeed. LincsGeek treated me to a new iPad Air 2 for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. It’s fabulous, I love it – it is definitely better than my old iPad 2 and it has already become my new tech best friend. But you all know what comes

Take Part in the Splodz Blogz Reader Survey

In January Splodz Blogz will be five years old. What started out as somewhere to share my year in photos challenge has turned into an outlet for my writing and especially my bucket list. It has grown into something I absolutely love, and has provided me with lots of opportunities to try new things and meet new people.

My new Quilted Dr Martens

I gave in. A couple of weeks ago I added one more pair to my collection of Dr Martens boots. I fell for these – a black quilted pair of these Core Coralie Quilted in black. You like? The boot, which has a women’s fit (slightly narrower than the unisex boots Dr Martens make), has that go with anything look that

A Mini Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving, an old and traditional holiday and festival over in the USA, is one that has always fascinated me. The idea of openly being thankful for what you have by sharing a celebration meal with your family and friends really appeals. With Black Friday slowly becoming part of the English shopping calendar thanks to large retailers such as

The Sea is Still There – Wild West Part Seven

The Pacific Coast Highway, or Highway 1, is said to be one of the best motorcycling roads in the world. The All American Road, selected as such by the US Department of Transportation, was voted as one of the ten best drives in the USA by Americans, and is one of Readers Digest’s Most Scenic

The North Face Thermoball gets a Makeover

It is fair to say that the black Thermoball hooded jacket I received from The North Face just about a year ago has become my most worn coat in the cold weather. I love it – it fits well, is warm, looks great, and is useful as both outerwear and a layer. I thought I

Motorcycle Live 2014

It’s Motorcycle Live at the NEC this week and yesterday LincsGeek and I headed over to have a mooch about and get some biking inspiration for the coming year. Anyone who is anything to do with motorcycling is there to advertise their wears – bikes, clothing, accessories, equipment, tours and holidays, clubs, and lots more besides. We

One Day in San Francisco – Wild West Part Six

San Francisco is one of those bucket list destinations that has an air of romance to it. Everyone I know wants to go – those who have been want to go back, those who haven’t want to go and see what all the fuss is about. Our Wild West motorcycle tour included a day off

OnePiece Hoodies for Post-Outdoors Relaxation

Anyone who enjoys playing in the great outdoors knows there is nothing like the feeling you get when you head back inside after the exertions for a well-earned rest. Step inside after a couple of hours in the autumn cold and damp, you’ve got a slightly runny nose, rosy red cheeks, are ready for a

We’re All Going on a Bear Hunt – Wild West Part Five

Once out of Death Valley, the hottest place on earth, we quickly headed high up into the mountains and into some very different scenery. In the morning we were below sea-level amongst salt flats and white sand, by the evening we were 8,000 feet or so in amongst trees and a whole lot cooler. We

Bring out the Black Boots

Today I went into a shoe shop in town to check how much a pair of black boots I’ve had my eye on were. These boots, by Dr Martens, have been in the store for quite some time – maybe even this time last year – but I’ve been good and have waited until the

Review: Merrell Verterra Mid Sport GTX

Comfort and support are the two most important features of any footwear you wish to wear for walking. Everything else, the way the shoe looks and especially the colour, is secondary. But it is rather wonderful when you receive a brand new shoe that offers comfort and support as well as fantastic looks. Meet the new-for-this-season Merrell Verterra