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One Hour Outside | 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 | 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

Donna Nook 2016 – An Excuse to Share Cute Seal Pup Photos

Today I made my annual pilgrimage over to Donna Nook, a nature reserve on the east coast of Lincolnshire that boasts a grey seal colony. I wasn’t going to write a blog about it this year, but the fact is I can’t resist sharing a handful of the cute photos I took…  Grey seal pups at Donna Nook,

Sunflowers and Conservation at Vine House Farm, Lincolnshire

Getting outdoors and enjoying the countryside doesn’t have to include well-planned adventures or super human endurance efforts. It can be a simple day out at a local farm, learning about their business and getting a look behind the scenes. Living in Lincolnshire I am surrounded by fields that make up some of the most important

Riding to the Sea. For the Journey.

It’s a few weeks ago now that we had an entire day spare just to head somewhere on the motorbikes just to enjoy the ride. For me it was also an opportunity to try out two new things – the fab new topbox I got from LincsGeek for Christmas and a great new travel shirt

Blood Bikes and Being a Blood Biker

This post has been written by LincsGeek, who is a rider for Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bikes (LEBBS). It’s something you’ve requested after seeing the blood bike in my vlogs, so I asked him to guest post here on Splodz Blogz to share what Blood Bikes are and what it’s like to be a Blood Biker. If you have

Motorbikes, Major Oak, Telling Jokes | Weekly Vlog 15

Good afternoon friends! It turns out that once you’ve done 15 episodes of a weeky vlog you can no longer keep count and have no idea what number you’re on! Ah well, it was bound to happen some time. This week’s episode includes lots of fun because I was off work – lots of time outdoors,

The Sea is Still There | Weekly Vlog 10

Hello friends! It’s time for weekly vlog episode ten – wow ten episodes of this thing already – the most important element of which is me heading to Skegness to check the sea is still there. It’s very important to check when you can, I would do so every day if I was able.  My

Grey Seal Pups at Donna Nook

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you will know that I like to make an annual pilgramage to Donna Nook each winter. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the mud flats and sand dunes close to Mablethorpe on the Lincolnshire coast, is home to one of the country’s grey seal breeding

Lincoln Castle Revealed

Over the last year or more, Lincoln Castle has undergone a rather extensive transformation as millions of pounds have been spent on the buildings and grounds to restore and develop this incredibly important historical artefact and encourage lots more visitors to come and learn about what went on within its walls.  The grounds are now open to the public, which means

Looking Up

When you are wandering around town on your lunch break, are you guilty of concentrating on the floor or your smart phone rather than taking in the things around you? I know I am. Especially when I have a list of errands to run – I use an app on my phone as my list of chores

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