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{ 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

{ Sunday Soliloquy } From the Top of a Mountain

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Earlier on this week I posted some photographs like this on my various social media accounts with captions along the lines of… From the top of a mountain this afternoon. A beautifully clear day in Hochgurgl

{ Sunday Soliloquy } What is Adventure?

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Earlier in the week I read a very interesting blog post by Sean Conway on the Simply Hike website. It was particularly the last paragraph the caught my attention; I posted it on my facebook and

{ Sunday Soliloquy } What Caught my Eye in the News this Week

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Aside from all the very serious news of death and terrorism and politics and the economy, there have been a whole host of other stories in the news that have caught my attention this week. So I thought

My 20 Favourite Instagram Accounts

Social media is full of awesome and inspiring images. After writing my How-To Instagram Guide last weekend I thought I would revisit the subject to share with you some of my favourite Instagram accounts.  Here’s my top 20 accounts that you should definitely be following. If you are new to the network, or even if you’re a long-time user,

Shoe Power! Energy Harvesting from Human Motion

With more wearable gadgets being one of the biggest technology predictions of 2015, it is great to see a possible solution to power supply be announced today. A group of German developers from Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft Institute of Micromachining and Information Technology have come up with a fabulous idea to use the human gait to generate power by

A Bucket List Re-Focus: My “To Try” List

There is something inspiring about a new year. We might be a couple of weeks in now, but the idea of setting goals and resolutions for the next 12 months is still at the forefront of my mind. I’m still considering carefully what that might mean for me; I want to set a series of

{ Sunday Soliloquy } Je Suis Charlie

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] The world is a hard place to live in sometimes.  I will never understand the ability of some human beings to be so absolutely abhorrent. A bloody massacre at the offices of satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, several more shootings in other places,