Whistler

Amazing time at snowboarding camp in whistler

CarTen100

In May I┬ácompleted a 100 mile cycle from Cardiff to Tenby. Gorgeous day, we knew we’d be slow so set off an hour early. Such lovely camaraderie from all the others doing it. Considering I’d done no training, I was still feeling suprisingly OK by Swansea and was looking forward to the finish when the…

Ditching Meat

So there is lots more CO2 that goes into the production of meat compared to veg. This is mostly in transport: farm-slaughter-butcher-shop compared to field-distributer-shop but also in the production of food for the animals and we don’t need to talk about the methane they emit too! I am pretty much a carnivore though so…

The Wails of Whales

The recent story about the whales beaching in New Zealand has got to me a bit this weekend. No-one knows what causes them to beach but there are a number of theories out there, from suicide to the Benz. What I find astonishing, is that there are a few cases where whale beaching have happened…

Choosing Wisely – Fresh Produce

We are all busy. It’s so easy to just pop to the supermarket and grab the first thing you see. But do you know what you’re buying? If you went to that farm would you be happy with what you saw? These were the questions I had. I knew that there were various accreditations that…

Taking Control

Hi everyone! Up until now I’ve been a pretty rubbish blogger. Hardly any posts and all so long after they actually happened that some of the high at the time had worn off. This year though, I’m taking control. I have evaluated what I enjoy in life, what I’m passionate about, and as a result…

Gerlitzen

Still catching up from an awesome summer, this is just a little post on Gerlitzen, Austria, where I spent a week at the end of July. This area is really well used by Paragliders as there is a ski lift and a season ticket isn’t too expensive. But the main appeal is the altitude that…

Trekking & Trade Winds is now on Social Media

Just a quick one today to let you know about my social media accounts, which will keep you up to date with my baby adventures. Hopefully you’ll see something that sparks your own adventures! Instagram @trektradewinds Twitter @trektradewind I set them up in the wrong order I think and they have different character limits!

Costa Rica

The most amazing wildlife and scenery! This was the first solo trip outside of Europe so was a little nervous when I set out, but then the practicalities of getting yourself where you need to be on time for flights distracted me enough that I didn’t really think about it until I was on the…