Did you know that a quarter of people in the UK feel that a 15 minute walk is too far and they will take the car instead? 15 minutes. This was the fact that shocked and worried me enough to come up with One Hour Outside, a campaign that I hope will help us all make getting


It’s nearly the end of the month and, because lots of you seem to like the idea of my #SplodzJanPC photo a day challenge, I’m back with a new set of themes (and a new hashtag #SplodzFebPC) ready for February to start.  Thanks so much to everyone who has been joining in with my daily photo challenge this month. It’s been awesome


After getting such a fantastic response to my One Hour Outside campaign back in November, and hearing from lots of people saying how much it helped them get outside more in what is normally a dark and difficult month (thanks so much for all your comments, by the way!), I am bringing it back for what I think is


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


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

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

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.

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

One Hour Outside November 2016 | Week 4 Update

The week just gone has been an excellent example of why I set this One Hour Outside challenge and have made so much of it here on Splodz Blogz and on my social media feeds. It’s been dark, cold, wet, and pretty miserable outside, which really does test the motivation to get out and get some fresh

One Hour Outside November 2016 | Week 3 Update

After what was a rather splendid week of getting outside, this third week of my One Hour Outside challenge has proved a whole lot more difficult. I mean, I’ve done it – just – but it has been a real effort and not particularly photogenic.  This week sums up why my One Hour Outside campaign is important.

One Hour Outside November 2016 | Week 2 Update

Two weeks into November already – the time is FLYING by! I’ve been very fortunate to have a week off work this week, which has given me the freedom to take my One Hour Outside challenge a little further afield. But we’ve also had some horrible weather here – it’s turned very cold and has been quite