Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park

I woke up on this particular Thursday morning like a child waking on Christmas morning. Full of excitement and expectation on what the next few days would bring, I was ready to see scenery and features I had seen hundreds if not thousands of times in photographs. It was time to head into Yellowstone National

Review: Merrell Moab FST Gore-tex Walking Shoes

I recently received a pair of the new Merrell Moab FST walking shoes to try out. They arrived at a particularly good time. I decided at the end of our road trip over in North America that I should really replace my KEEN Bryce hiking shoes. In the four years I have had them I

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 39 #SplodzWPC

For some reason this week I have been feeling very pensive. Not down or sad, just very full of hope and wishes and thought. So naturally your photo theme for the current theme will follow that mood… Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 39 Theme: Reflections Maybe it’s because it is September and kids everywhere are starting

Currently Loving: September 2016

As you will have noticed I have had a few months off the monthly Currently Loving posts here on Splodz Blogz; I was away for three months then had a super busy month at work in August, and September has quite simply flown by. I did think I should start in October but I had

Some Notes on my Favourite Hiking Boots

I love trying new kit, and have been very fortunate since I started this blog to have been asked to test out a variety of outdoors related gear. Generally speaking, I try out a garment or pair of hiking boots for around a month before I write about it here on Splodz Blogz; I don’t believe

A Wet Walk in Dovedale

After a few weeks of sunshine here in the UK it was kind of inevitable that the day I’d booked to go on a guided walk would be the day the rain decided to show. I’d been invited to attend a free guided walk over in Dovedale, Derbyshire and thought it looked fun. I’ve not been on

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 38 #SplodzWPC

We are moving fast into Autumn and so it is the season for muddy footpaths and jumping in puddles. So this week’s theme is particularly relevant…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 38 Theme: Muddy  I like to think that dirty hiking boots are happy hiking boots. What about you? And how about this for a muddy

A Casual Walk Up at the O2

Seeing a city from as high up as possible is definitely becoming a tradition in tourist attractions these days. New York has the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, and London has the Eye and the Shard. There is definite beauty in feeling like you are stood above everything else, looking down at tiny

Bring Back the Postcard! Review: Postsnap

Be honest. When was the last time you sent a postcard when you were away on holiday? How many years? Ten? I used to love receiving postcards in the mail from family, and still get them from my mum and dad when they go away, but in the age of online sharing and wifi everywhere it’s very

Feeling Like a Real Blogger. Some New Business Cards.

Blogging is my hobby. It is the thing I do when I feel like writing about what I’ve been up to, when I want to share a few photographs, when I have something on my mind that I want to share. It’s what I spend my down time doing, I created this little corner of

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 37 #SplodzWPC

It’s “photo of the first day at School” week here in the UK – thousands of mums and dads getting a snap of their kid(s) standing tall outside their front door, posing in their shiny new School uniform. I don’t have kids, but I love the photos that are posted all over facebook and twitter

Thousands of Photos of Bees – Mayfields Lavender Farm

A couple of weekends ago we spent some time running up and down the lines of lavender at Mayfields Lavender, an organic lavender farm situated in the lovely North Surrey Hills. It’s not somewhere I’ve heard of before, in fact I thought all lavender in the UK was grown in Norfolk (!), but since I posted about it on Instagram