PHOTOBLOG: Dorset cottages and West Bay frolics

April 17, 2013 § 1 Comment

It was my birthday a few weeks ago, and some friends and I headed down to Dorset to stay in a gorgeous little cottage in Bridport. We pretended it was summer and paddled in the sea, played cricket, drank cider and watched Fred somehow manage to get sunburnt.


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HOW TO: Have a little garden party

April 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

We spent last weekend at a cottage on the Dorset coast enjoying the sunshine, and gorgeous gift website sent me the loveliest gardeny things to take – some dinky coloured jamjar tealights, fun spotty bunting and a recycled picnic mat – Just add cider and good company.


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REVIEW: Sealskinz grey cable knit waterproof beanie hat

April 14, 2013 § 1 Comment

This lovely little beanie is the newest addition to my hat collection, thanks to the fab outdoorsy kids over at Sealskinz. I’ve always been a big fan of their brilliant waterproof ski gloves so I was very excited to try out this knitted number from their new season collection in rain, wind and snow to see how it shaped up.


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Location guide: Marvellous Marmaris

April 14, 2013 § Leave a comment


If you were to pick a holiday location purely based on how idyllic it looks in photos, Marmaris in southwestern Turkey would be a shoe-in. This idyllic little coastal town is surrounded by gorgeous azure water and pine-forested hills and stuffed with lively nightlife, amazing places to eat and traditional Turkish culture.

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INTERVIEW: Bee Watson of The Cocktail Caravan

March 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

Bee Watson and Kate Norman are my new girl heroes. This awesome entrepreneurial twosome who once ‘dreamed a little dream of buying a caravan and turning it into the most glorious mobile cocktail bar in the world,’ have just made fantasy a reality by launching The Cocktail Caravan, a travelling bundle of boozy joy in the shape of a polka-dot painted caravan by the name of Norman. I caught up with the lovely Bee to talk about tipsy afternoon teas, cocktails in jam jars and hitting the road this summer.


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INTERVIEW: Foraging expert Fergus Drennan

March 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

We chat to Fergus Drennan, of fantastic foraging blog Wild Man Wild food, about eating frogspawn, living off the fat of the land and life as a hunter/gatherer.


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Photoblog: Surfing in St Davids

March 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

I went surfing in gorgeous St Davids in Pembrokeshire last weekend. The sea was FREEZING but the weather was beautiful. And we made a new dog friend called Bill.

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COMPETITION: Win a gorgeous recycled skateboard necklace

March 15, 2013 § 4 Comments

The ultimate in up-cycled, eco-friendly fashion, Thrashion’s gorgeous skateboard pendants are loved by skater girls and eco warriors, and we’ve got one to give away.


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Interview: The Guyrope Gourmet on camping cookery

March 14, 2013 § 1 Comment

Josh Sutton, aka the Guyrope Gourmet, is not a fan of baked beans. Instead, he likes nothing more than to haul fresh neck fillets of lamb and a bottle of red wine across the Howgills, start up a fire and have a very civilized al fresco feast. With camper van Nan the Van in tow, he’s on a mission to revolutionize camping cookery. He told The Girl Outdoors about buying local, essential gear and his favourite foodie festivals.


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RECIPE: The Guyrope Gourmet’s mussels with beer and coriander

March 14, 2013 § 1 Comment

We’ve just interviewed Josh Sutton, aka the Guyrope Gourmet, about his love of good food and good camping. He’s very kindly given us this fantastic one-pot wonder recipe to share. Who said outdoor eating has to be all about baked beans?


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