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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VIDEO: How to survive in the urban jungle

March 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

The hilarious bunch at Bloomsbury books have made a very informative video on how to live through all kinds of urban peril to promote brilliant new book The Survival Manual by Rich Johnson.

Watch out for the bananas, now.

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