Food & Drink

A FOOD TOUR OF THE FOREST OF DEAN

I don’t know about you, but a travel experience for me isn’t complete without sampling at least one example of local cuisine. Thankfully the organisers of the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley bloggers weekend agree with me, and with a whole host of restaurants, cafes and food producers on their books, I was very

RECIPE | COTTAGE PIE

Time for my monthly recipe, featuring some of my favourite comfort food perfect for after a day outside in the countryside. This month I’m sharing my recipe for Cottage Pie, a very British dish with beef mince, loads of veggies, and topped with mashed potato. Cottage Pie is one of those things that can be

RECIPE | CORNED BEEF HASH

A hash, in my house, is a meal we will have when we have a random selection of leftovers to use up. Otherwise known as a “pile of slop”, it’s a meal eaten from a bowl served with either some gorgeous warm bread or a couple of Yorkshire puddings. It really is the definition of

Currently Loving | February 2017

I have to admit that I found January a very long month. It seemed to go on forever. I know that wishing our lives away is not good, and certainly doesn’t fit in with my life is all about the journey mantra, but sometimes it’s good to keep moving forward! And with the turn of

RECIPE | CURRIED ROASTED PARSNIP SOUP

If my currently loving post is me pretending to be a lifestyle blogger once a month, then the re-introduction of my regular recipe series is me pretending to be a food blogger. I do think there is space on Splodz Blogz for food. I mean, every outdoors lover enjoys eating… it’s not that tenuous! You always seem

Currently Loving | October 2016

Ahhhh October, the month that Autumn really gets going making everything outside super colourful, but equally the month that the mornings and evenings grow darker and darker meaning I can’t see that beautiful colour most days. Anyway, time for my monthly favourites blog post, a chance for me to gather a few things together that I’m particularly enjoying

Winter Camping – Tips to Keep you Cosy and Comfy

Today I’m publishing a guest post by Rachel Campbell all about winter camping… having spent a weekend under canvas this October I can confirm her tips are super useful! Camping used to be seen as a summer activity, thanks to the warmer weather and the wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy with friends and family. However more

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 43 #SplodzWPC

It’s been a little quiet on here for the last week for which I apologise; life has been a bit busy what with the Outdoor Bloggers weekend and work and everything else. It just means there hasn’t been any time left for putting words and pictures together for Splodz Blogz. Normal service will be resumed as

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 40 #SplodzWPC

Something that you might think is a bit tougher this week for our photo challenge… Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 40 Theme: Habitual   I guess after our week of reflection last week I wanted to make you think a little more. This year-long challenge was designed to give us inspiration for photography, I’m

Currently Loving | September 2016

As you will have noticed I have had a few months off the monthly Currently Loving posts here on Splodz Blogz; I was away for three months then had a super busy month at work in August, and September has quite simply flown by. I did think I should start in October but I had

Dressing Gown & Sweets | Weekly Vlog 21

Are you enjoying my weekly vlogs? I’ve been dabbling in this YouTube thing for 21 weeks now and would really love to know what you think. Do let me know! And then watch the latest episode, featuring that lovely soft dressing gown of mine even more (I think I need another one so it at least

Review: Scoff Club – Subscription Sweets

I definitely seem to have some sort of reputation when it comes to sweets. I absolutely love sugary fruity citrus flavoured chewy or melty or crumbly candy. I just can’t help myself and my friends know it and I will often be gifted sweets over anything else. Even when there is a cupboard full of chocolate I can