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.

Cycling chic: gear for biking beauties

March 6, 2013 § 2 Comments

Make your morning commute a bit brighter with the coolest new cycle accessories.


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The Girl Outdoors in The Simple Thing’s March issue

March 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

sim07.cover_p1_p1I’ve written a guide to country walks in the beautiful March issue of my favourite magazine, The Simple Things. There’s an explanation of the Right to Roam, walking songs to sing, how to deal with bitchy cows and all the loveliest outdoor gear you need to keep warm in the chilly March winds. You know you want to read it. If my superior journo skills aren’t enough to sway you, this issue also has such myriad joys as the best afternoon tea recipes, how to grow sweet peas, crafty makes and tasty recipes. It’s basically cosiness in print form.


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INTERVIEW: Women’s cycling ambassador Lydia Boylan

March 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

CTC women cyclists, Hackney Marshes, 05/01/2013.

National cycling charity CTC have put together a brand new, women-only elite cycling team, to help promote cycling and encourage girls to get on their bikes. The team will be racing both in the UK and abroad, as well as acting as cycling ambassadors, encouraging young women to get on their bikes as part of an active lifestyle. We chatted to girl racer Lydia Boylan about training, competing and chocolate addictions.

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