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Goals and Challenges for 2016 | My Purpose

I find January hard. It’s dark outside most of the time, generally quite cold, there is little time to get outside and enjoy the countryside, I’m tired, work is busy, and EVERYONE is talking resolutions. We are encouraged, maybe not directly but certainly by inference, to promise ourselves lots of things that will make us better people – eat more

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

Some Goals and Challenges for 2015 – An Update

I know everyone else has already posted their updates and new goals and challenges for the coming year, but over the last few years I’ve come to realise that there is so much going on in January and so many ideas floating around that it is impossible for me to set meaningful goals on the first

Southampton for Tea | Weekly Vlog 9

It’s Sunday so it must be time for another episode of my weekly vlog. We’re on episode nine now – the weeks are going so fast!  The highlight of my week was definitely my road trip down to Southampton to meet friends for tea. The 400 mile round trip was actually very enjoyable, and for very good reason.

Last Bus Home | Weekly Vlog 8

Weekly vlog time! How has your week been? I hope you can think of at least one thing that happened every day over the last seven that has made you smiles. Smiles are what it’s all about for me, that good feeling you get inside when doing something you enjoy, or being with someone you love.

Currently Loving: January 2016

It’s the start of a new month and so time to think about things for a few moments before I go back to experiences for the rest of the time. The fact is we all like stuff; stuff is useful, it’s nice to have, and this post is simply my way of sharing some of

Weekly Vlog Episode 6 | Mad Cows, New Year, Mud

It’s that time of the week again – time to share what I’ve been getting up to over the last few days in my new weekly vlog. Episode six features some slightly mad cows, some New Year thoughts and plenty of mud.  I didn’t vlog at all at the weekend as I spent lots of time with my family celebrating Christmas, so

My Favourite Experiences of 2015

As promised earlier in the week, and following the trend that is quite unsurprising at this particular time of year, I have been looking through my diary and blog and reminiscing about what I’ve been up to in the last 12 months. I have had a pretty good year, I must say. It’s been jam packed full

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

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

Weekly Vlog Episode 4

Good morning all, I hope you’ve had a great week. You will probably have noticed the lack of blogging that has occurred here on Splodz Blogz – I ran out of steam somewhat this week, sorry about that, I hope to be back blogging normally very soon (as in there is a post scheduled for tomorrow morning!). I

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers

It is the season for giving, and I couldn’t let the month go by without at least one gift guide. I naturally decided to take an outdoors theme to my gift ideas list, and all the suggestions on here would be great for anyone in your life who loves getting out and about to enjoy