A Life Of Adventure

12 Weird and Wonderful New Years Eve Traditions

12 Weird and Wonderful New Years Eve Traditions

It is the morning of New Years Day 2018 and I am having a ‘loony dook’.  Any idea what is?  Let me break it down for you.  Dook is a Scottish term meaning to dip or bathe. While loony is what I must be, because here I am, running, willingly I might add, into the...

Why Walking is the Best Medicine

Why Walking is the Best Medicine

I realise how much my life has changed over the last four years, when I become over the top, pee-in my-pants excited about a pair of walking boots.   They are tan leather, clunky, unflatteringly wide fitting, and for the next two weeks, under the guise of ‘breaking...

Unwanted Company on an Isle of Wight Solo Hike

Unwanted Company on an Isle of Wight Solo Hike

It is day four of a six day solo hike along the Isle of Wight coastal path, and I am under attack from vicious winged commandos. And there is nowhere to hide. I have fought cancer. I have been burnt, broken, bruised and bloodied. But these black bugs, these tiny...

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