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This Season’s Snow Boots

One of the most popular posts on Splodz Blogz at the moment (for at least the last few weeks) is one I wrote a couple of winters ago about my favourite snow boots of the season. I think you’ve all been looking out of your windows at that white sheet of ice that covers the road, cars and

Snow Journey Home

We got home safely last night thanks to three very important things. LincsGeek’s calm and expert driving. Winter tyres on the car. Making the (eventual) decision to stick to minor roads. It was a snow journey. I’m sure you’ve heard lots about, or experienced, the snow storm that hit parts of the UK last night. Not

We’re All Going on a Bear Hunt – Wild West Part Five

Once out of Death Valley, the hottest place on earth, we quickly headed high up into the mountains and into some very different scenery. In the morning we were below sea-level amongst salt flats and white sand, by the evening we were 8,000 feet or so in amongst trees and a whole lot cooler. We

Bring out the Black Boots

Today I went into a shoe shop in town to check how much a pair of black boots I’ve had my eye on were. These boots, by Dr Martens, have been in the store for quite some time – maybe even this time last year – but I’ve been good and have waited until the

Learning to Snowboard with Snozone

Learning to snowboard has been on my list for quite a few years now. Earlier in the year I put it on my list of Goals and Challenges for 2014 to try and make certain that I got around to it after a failed attempt when on my last ski holiday (the “learn to snowboard”

LEJOG in my Spare Room – Finally Finished

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I simply cannot choose. Every challenge, every hobby, every activity seems like a good idea to me. I end up setting myself challenges and targets upon challenges and targets and I simply cannot do everything. The inability to decide one thing over another is tiring!  Earlier in the year, inspired

Tips for Holidaying in Ruka, Finland

Having been to Ruka twice (read my travel posts here, here and here), and knowing that we will be going back sometime, I thought I’d share a handful of tips for having a great winter holiday in the resort. Be prepared with lots of layers. This year we doubled up on thermal base layers and

Ruka for the Second Time

Have you ever enjoyed a holiday so much that you decide to do it all over again? That’s what we decided to do for our ski holiday this season – same country, same resort, same hotel, same week just one year later. Ruka in Finland had such an effect on us that we had no

Review: Hi-Tec St Anton Snow Boots

Every weekend for the last three, at least, one of the red tops has run a “breaking” news story telling us we’re in for Arctic weather conditions in the coming days. Apart from some cold fog and some icy starts to the day it is yet to materialise. And whether we choose to believe the

UGG Australia for Autumn

Oh Autumn you are such a beautiful season. You give me so many opportunities to enjoy the change from summer to winter. You are so colourful with your browns, reds and oranges. And you are the signal I need to put my summer shoes away and get out my favourite kind of footwear – boots.

Cable Ski at Center Parcs

One of the activities I pre-booked for our last break in Center Parcs (read my hints and tips post here) was Cable Ski. I’d seen it in action when we were there a couple of years ago but due to no slots being available (it’s always best to book activities like that before you go),

Huskies and Skidoos in Ruka, Finland

Back in January LincsGeek and I spent a fabulous week in Ruka, Finland, where we enjoyed some amazing scenery and lovely ski runs. [Read about the trip here.] The thing about Ruka that we really liked, apart from the fact that we often had runs to ourselves, was that it was more than just a