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One Hour Outside | Final Thoughts

Back at the end of September, when I was sat at Ordnance Survey HQ being introduced to the world of map making (read about my visit), I practically spat my tea out when I was told that research showed that a huge percentage of people will not walk if it will take them more than

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

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

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

Blowing Out Someone Else’s Candle Doesn’t Make Yours Brighter

Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter. Calling someone fat won’t make you any thinner. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter. Ruining someone else’s day won’t make yours any better. Wow the internet is full of so much negativity! I mean, I know it always has been, but at

Life is Not Like Instagram. A Response.

This morning Dave Cornthwaite posted an introductory article on his Medium blog entitled Life is Not Like Instagram. In some ways it’s a response to the current trend of people pointing out how artificial social media can be – I think we all know now that the perfect “instant” photograph actually take a lot of time

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

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.

What’s In My Bag? Satchel Edition

I love my satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company. It’s proper – beautifully made from lovely leather in chocolate brown, and is just starting to age in that well used way after several years use. It was a £2 coin purchase (if you don’t already know, I save £2 coins in  a jar throughout the year

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.

Sixteen Things to Remember in 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had fun last night celebrating the end of one year and the start of the next in whatever way was right for you – a quiet night in, a massive blow out in town, or somewhere in the middle.  So go on then… have you set any New Year Resolutions? Any