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FINDING MY NATURE WITH MERRELL

What does My Nature mean to you? For me, my nature is everything I see when I am outside. Or, when I am inside looking out. The fields, the hills, the mountains, the sky, the wildlife, the flowers, the sea – especially the sea. It’s the weather, whatever it chooses to do, the colours, the

ONE HOUR OUTSIDE FEBRUARY 2017 | WEEK 3

I don’t know about you, but this week my One Hour Outside efforts have been so much easier than the previous two weeks. It’s been a little warmer (super warm for February at the weekend), we’ve had some blue skies, and I’ve had few lunchtime errands to run leaving more time for walking around. Crocus

ONE HOUR OUTSIDE FEBRUARY 2017 | WEEK 2

We are now half way through February and so half way through this edition of my One Hour Outside campaign. I hope you are enjoying the challenge and not finding it too frustrating! Thankfully I’m now all better (well, just about), and so have been able to get out a lot more this week which

ONE HOUR OUTSIDE FEBRUARY 2017 | WEEK 1

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

POO ON THE VIKING WAY

Getting outside for me is as much about exploring the trails close to where I live on a Saturday morning as it is about travelling further away for more organised or planned adventures. It’s just good to spend time at home, and I feel it is important to make an effort to get to know

THE BINBROOK LOOP, LINCOLNSHIRE WOLDS

Lincolnshire is often overlooked when people are looking for decent hiking, what with our seemingly flat and featureless countryside. But as I’ve mentioned before here on Splodz Blogz, Lincolnshire has some great footpaths and bridleways through some stunning countryside and beautiful villages – it is a great place to hike. And while the Fens may

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 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

One Hour Outside November 2016 | Week 1 Update

I have been completely overwhelmed with the interest that my One Hour Outside campaign has had over the last couple of weeks. It seems you think spending at least an hour outside every day in November is a good idea, and loads of you have been taking part, which is exactly what I hoped for. Thanks guys!  Country

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

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 31 #SplodzWPC

Is it small, or is it far away? You decide in this week’s photo challenge theme…  Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 31 Theme: Small    I’m not sure that Guy Martin has ever been described as “small” before, but here he is, tiny in the middle of this photograph of Brayford Pool, Lincoln,

Weekly Vlog Episode 5

Happy Christmas! I hope you’ve had a great week this week, whatever you’ve been up to. After some great and very helpful comments over the last month on my weekly vlog experiment, it looks like it’s here to stay, at least for now. So here goes episode five. Skip straight to the bottom of this blog post