Happy New Year from Splodz Blogz

Well good morning friends, and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! Don’t worry, this isn’t a long blog post about how, now the clock has ticked on and we write 2017 instead of 2016, we should all change our lives massively to become something new, different, more. Rather, this is a post in which I

#SplodzJanPC – Daily Photo Challange for January

I promised you a new daily photo challenge for the New Year, and here it is… a few days early so you have a bit of time to prepare! #SplodzJanPC Splodz Blogz started (very nearly seven years ago now!) as a place for me to share my photo-a-day images with the world. I was encouraged

Seventeen Life Changing Challenges for 2017 (Part Two)

The second half of my list of life changing challenges for 2017 (part one can be found here) offers a few suggestions that are slightly less adventurous or sporting, and more about you and your personal wellbeing. Combining one or more of these ideas with one of the more exercise driven challenges mentioned previously and

Seventeen Life Changing Challenges for 2017 (Part One)

Do you like a challenge? Are you one to set yourself goals and challenges as the year rolls over from one to the next? Call them New Year’s Resolutions or anything else, some of us simply find setting targets and writing down our ambitions helpful. So I thought I would get you started by proposing

My Favourite Experiences of 2016

It’s time for something that has become an annual tradition at the end of the year here on Splodz Blogz – a roundup style end of series special of some of my highlights, my favourite experiences of the last 12 months. On Mam Tor for one of my favourite day hikes of the year. I’ve

The Straight Road to Calgary

After spending the morning and most of the afternoon in Glacier National Park, we still had 200 miles to ride along the road to Calgary. We had an appointment at Blackfoot Motorcycles the following morning and so had booked a hotel on the outskirts of the city for that night; at least we had a

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 52 #SplodzWPC

That’s all folks, we’ve made our way all the way from week one through to week 52. And so this will be your last #SplodzWPC theme for the year. Thanks so much for joining in – did you take part every week?! I really hope you’ve enjoyed getting involved in this year-long photo project. This

Happy Christmas from Splodz Blogz

Christmas seems to have crept up on me this year. I mean, Christmas Day is one week today. Next Sunday. Oh.  Well okay it hasn’t really; I’ve known exactly what date it is, but the time has been so full and gone so fast that I am not ready. I managed to get some wrapping

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 51 #SplodzWPC

Okay we really are getting close to Christmas now. It’s such a frantic time of year, so much about the present buying, the parties, the decorations, the cheesy music. I feel myself becoming more and more stressed out trying to get the right gift for the right person, and writing my food shopping list way

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 50 #SplodzWPC

Have you decorated your house for the festive period yet? What a strange thing it is, putting a tree with shiny hanging things and flashing lights on in the corner of your living room. Some years I can’t wait to put mine up, others I’m really not that bothered and almost don’t see the point.

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers (2016)

With all the Christmas adverts on the telly box, the town Christmas lights sparkling away, and all this talk of sales and delivery deadlines, you can’t blame me for turning my attention to the gifts I might want to give (and maybe also receive…) this year. So I thought I’d join in with the festivities

One Hour Outside November 2016 | Final Thoughts

Back at the end of September, when I was sat at Ordnance Survey HQ being introduced to the world of map making (read about my visit), I practically spat my tea out when I was told that research showed that a huge percentage of people will not walk if it will take them more than