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Track Cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark

If I had ever become a professional athlete, which I know was always very unlikely but humour me here, I would have become a triple jumper. Or a hockey player. Or, dare I say it, a track cyclist. I’ve always joked that my big thighs would make me the perfect track cyclist – I have

Video Diary | Splodz Blogz TV

After losing an awful lot of time to YouTube and its millions of hours of content this week to see how the experts do this thing, I decided to go back to my “just do it” approach. So here’s my first video diary. If you like the video please give it a thumbs up over

My #GetOutside Pledge – Swim in a Lake

Earlier on in the summer I decided to take part in the Ordnance Survey campaign to #GetOutside more, and pledged to swim in a lake. As those of you who are early adopters of Splodz Blogz TV already know I have now fulfilled my pledge by having a cold but great swim in a lake close to home at

Three Days Without Chewing. My NOSH Detox Experience.

I was recently contacted by NOSH who had seen my various ramblings about food and bloating and energy levels and other things. They offered me the opportunity to try their three day beginner’s fast. They thought their juice detox would be the ideal way for me to stop, take a break, and give my eating

Introducing Splodz Blogz TV (An Experiment!)

I have been avoiding video for a while now but recently have been encouraged to embrace it, so I’m planting a tree, conducting an experiment, and seeing if a YouTube channel will work for Splodz Blogz. Subscribe to Splodz Blogz TV I admit that I don’t really know what I’m doing (having avoided video since my A Levels

Life Goes Fast. Plant a Tree Today.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb. I’m in a “I wish I’d done this when I was younger” and “I should have made different choices” mood at the moment. I think it’s because it’s September, the ‘new School year’ month. It always

Jam Jar of Memories

When you go on holiday or go on a day out, do you collect souvenirs? Create scrapbook pages? What do you do with tickets, maps, trinkets, and other bits and bobs that you accumulate during your summer fun times? I remember being encouraged by Peter Jones who wrote How to do everything and be happy

Working with magazine.co.uk

I love reading magazines. It’s ok, I don’t buy those celebrity gossip type ones as they make me feel fat, frumpy, unfashionable, poor, old and unfit. Rather I go for those aspirational ones aligned to my hobbies that make me wish I was a) enjoying the sunshine in some exotic location, being treated to the

#WildSplodz Wild Guide Winners

I hope you have been enjoying the summer – actually I hope that you are still enjoying the summer (heatwave once the Schools go back – yes?). How WILD has it been for you? Have you been able to get out and about to enjoy the countryside, try some new or favourite activities?  I know

My 20 Favourite Words of Encouragement

Sometimes we all need a bit of encouragement. Here are some of my favourite quotations to get your Sunday off to the right start (in no particular order). Feel free to share yours in the comments below.   Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James Press on – nothing can take the

Walking in Sandals. Review: Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve

As part of the Outdoor Bloggers Weekend earlier this summer, each of the bloggers who attended were gifted a pair of Merrell’s new All Out Blaze Sieve walking sandals to test. It was lovely to have the support of Merrell for our inaugural event, and as one of the organisers I was pleased that I was

Creating a Bucket List

Splodz Blogz has become primarily about my bucket list, something that has happened over the last five years and something I am very happy with. For some reason that bucket list has become one of my defining features; everyone I know, and many people I don’t know, know me as the girl (lady, woman?!) with the ever expanding list of