A warmer swimsuit than usual

It's that time of year again (my favourite time of year), the air temperature has dropped dramatically and the water temperature is falling too. The cold has never stopped me swimming in my cossie, and I try to keep those costume swims going throughout winter (once a week if I can) but it does stop … Continue reading A warmer swimsuit than usual

My jacket is made from Ventile

Ever heard of the high performance fabric, Ventile? I hadn't until recently and there were a few reasons why it caught my eye. Ventile claims to be 'the world’s most effective, natural, all-weather cotton textile' and most importantly the cotton used in the fabric is grown sustainably. Although it's new to me, Ventile has quite … Continue reading My jacket is made from Ventile

The Cateran Yomp / 36 Miles

It's Monday morning and I am still recovering from Saturday's yomp. But recovering with all the right kinds of aches and pains. We reached our goal of 36 miles (the silver distance) and I couldn't have asked for a better team mate to do it with. My mum and I set off at 7:30am on … Continue reading The Cateran Yomp / 36 Miles

My First Week on Skins // Sponsored by Freezepro

To kick this one off, I want to say a huge thanks to Freezepro in Edinburgh for sorting me out with a set of touring boots this season. I’ve been saving pennies for months to buy all the new kit I needed to go touring, and having support from Freezepro really helped me at the … Continue reading My First Week on Skins // Sponsored by Freezepro

The Cateran Yomp / 8 weeks to go

In roughly 8 weeks time (if all goes to plan) I will be taking part in The Cateran Yomp. According to the event website, it is the biggest and toughest long distance walking event of its kind. Yomp is a military term for a long distance march, which links us to why this event takes … Continue reading The Cateran Yomp / 8 weeks to go

Winter Island Hop with Calmac

It’s difficult to sum up why I am so in love with the Hebrides – maybe it’s the deserted white sandy beaches, or the island hospitality – or maybe its just the anticipation of a CalMac breakfast! Whatever it is, it gives me more excitement than any holiday abroad could. Visiting Colonsay in the winter … Continue reading Winter Island Hop with Calmac

Scottish Skiing / Nevis Range

It's beginning to look a lot like winter. Finally! We have had an incredibly slow start to our winter season in Scotland, so we're all relieved to have a nice dump of the white stuff on the mountains this week. I think it's fair to say that Scottish skiing is a labour of love. It … Continue reading Scottish Skiing / Nevis Range