Surfspiration: desk based wanderlust

September 28, 2012 § 1 Comment

I’m not going surfing for another two weeks, so in the meantime I am going to stare at this periodically.


Getting Away From it All: Five Amazing Must-Surf Spots

September 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

I think it may be time to accept the sad inevitability of it being winter. again.

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Lazy Sunday afternoons

September 17, 2012 § 1 Comment

Gorgeous new magazine The Simple Things is my new obsession.

Gentle, friendly and different to other brash, consumerist and advertising heavy publications, The Simple Things concentrates, as the name suggests, on simple, lovely stuff: herb gardening, apple picking, coffee savouring, city re-discovering, scarf knitting, cheese eating, and my favourite, Sunday lunching.

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Happy Glamping!

September 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Cuckoo Down Farm

Leaky tents, muddy fields and tepid baked beans do not a happy weekend of camping make, but tend to be the inevitable reality. Luckily, the discerningly stylish outdoorsy enthusiast can now enjoy the great outdoors without getting her designer Hunter wellies dirty via the genius of glamping.
No longer must Glastonbury festival involve babywipe showers, or communing in nature mean chilblains and nettle rash, opt instead for a cosy yurt, some posh picnic food and a gang of friends for the ultimate in hippy chic weekends away.

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Walking the Wales coast path

September 10, 2012 § 2 Comments

BA Highlife have a lovely little post up on the joy of walking Wales’ coastal path, which meanders along the whole of the little country “showcasing the best of the Welsh landscape and wildlife: near-deserted coastal trails, wave-lapped scenery and a rich natural habitat.”

LOCATION GUIDE: Secret Outdoors London

September 6, 2012 § 9 Comments

Urban paradises are made all the more beautiful by their incongruous surroundings.

When I’m in London I can’t go more than a few days without feeling like I need a break from traffic, people, and air so dirty it makes your snot black, so I’m a big fan of allotments, parks and any place green in general.

Do you have a secret rooftop haven or grassy getaway in The Big Smoke? I’d love to hear about it -let me know and I’ll feature your photos, favourites and tips on the blog!

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The Beauty of Barbour

September 4, 2012 § 3 Comments

This is a little bit of a love letter to the jackets that I once eschewed as being worn only by fashion victims and the queen but now adore. It took me a few years of pretending I wasn’t going to be told what to wear by Alexa Chung before I caved, admitted to myself that I really wanted one and bought my lovely coat. It’s a secondhand Barbour Beaufort men’s jacket. It cost me 36 quid off Ebay, complete with old tissues in the pockets for authenticity, and I love it.

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