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{ Sunday Soliloquy } Give it Everything

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] By the end of her hour record attempt yesterday, Dame Sarah Storey had exerted so much energy that she couldn’t unclip her shoes from her pedals or undo her helmet, couldn’t bring her leg over the back

A Gentle Walk in Lincolnshire (and my new Buff)

Saturday was an absolutely stunning Spring day (for the most part), so I took myself off on a planned walk along the trails close to home.  I mentioned in my Goals and Challenges for 2015 post last week that I am going to attempt the Lyke Wake Walk later in the summer, and so this

{ Sunday Soliloquy } Destination Addiction

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Today I just want to share with you this quotation I came across this week. Beware of destination addiction – a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is the in the next place, the next job, and

Quad Bike Safari at Center Parcs

If you fancy something a bit faster and more furious than the Segway Experience, then the Quad Bike Safari is a great option. It is an off-site activity with a third party company, but you still book and pay Center Parcs and the Village deals with everything including the inevitable disclaimer forms and required travel to and from

Segway Experience at Center Parcs

One of the things I love about Center Parcs, and one of the reasons we keep going back, is the opportunity to have a really adventurous type of holiday in the comfort and safety of an enclosed village style resort. While not cheap, the activities are well organised and lots of fun, making it an

Review: Odlo Revolution Warm Sports Underwear

This year we purposefully picked a ski resort that was going to be quite a bit warmer than our experiences of the last couple of years. We love Ruka but the thought of skiing in -29 or colder again didn’t make us smile too much, so we opted for Austria instead, where temperatures would be somewhere

Some Goals and Challenges for 2015

I always find February an inspiring month. Lots of people I know are making real strides towards their goals for the year – some are marathon training, some have booked amazing trips, some are telling me about adventures they are embarking on, some have started new jobs, some are moving home, and some are doing all

{ Sunday Soliloquy } Some Valentine’s Day Thoughts

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] I doubt that the significance of yesterday’s date passed you buy. St Valentine’s Day, a day when traditionally we are encouraged to treat our loved one to something special to demonstrate how much we love them.

Review: Dirty Dog Afterburner Ski Goggles

While you might be able to ski successfully in sunglasses for one day in your week long holiday, you’re going to need a pair of goggles for the other five days to protect your eyes from the snow and make sure you can see your way down the mountain in all kinds of conditions. When

Life is all about the journey. The poem.

My Dad likes likes to write poetry in his spare time, and this week he presented me with this one he’s been working on for a little while. I just had to share it. This is my poem – he has captured my mantra and what it means for my life just perfectly. I love it. Thanks Dad x Now

{ Sunday Soliloquy } Like a Soaking Wet Tea Towel

When we bought our first house, 12 years ago or so, there was a hole in kitchen that cried out for a dishwasher. Oh yes. This luxury white appliance changed our evenings forever – no more filling and re-filling the washing up bowl with hot soapy water to get everything clean after dinner; we could just

Winter Hiking Fun in the Austrian Alps

I admit I was rather hopeful we’d find time in between all the skiing and eating on our recent trip to Austria to check out one or two of the winter hiking trails in Obergurgl. I’ve been told the walking in the Austrian Alps is quite awesome, and I do like a good mountain view, so