Slovenia

Before I went to Slovenia I thought of it as the gateway to Eastern Europe, but in reality it is so much more than that. This small country has been in the EU since 2004, so is not that different to it’s surounding countries of Austria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary. What this small country does…

Review: Snooks Union Jacket

I have had this jacket for a year now but only just used it for snowboarding so can finally give it a proper review. Snooks is a new snow gear brand, for girls by girls, all their clothing is made in the UK and they aim to only sponsor UK skiers and boarders. They are…

Review: Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley

Heart warming story about how she got off the couch and gave it a go, eventually progressing to running distance races. Honest and not sugarcoated but told with humour and humility. Will get you digging out your trainers. 4*

New Directions

Hello! Just to let you know why there are new posts going up that aren’t necessarily directly related to my adventures! Part of my goals for this trip is to explore my more creative side that has been parked since school in favour of sciences. I used to love art and music but the very…

Giving up something you love

In the second week of my Kitesurf trip to Morrocco I had a bad day. This is what I wrote at the time; I think I’m about to give up kitesurfing and I dont know if its for the right reasons. I first picked up a kite at uni 8 years ago, but the instructors…

Snowden in the snow

Had a fun little weekend up in North Wales this week for a friend’s birthday. On Saturday we intended to hike Snowden from the miners trail, but aware of the forecast we decided this route would be best because if conditions were against us it would still be a nice walk even without sumitting. Unfortinately…

The Power of Positive Thinking: 7 Steps to Happy

At a recent training day we had a session where we each gave certain people post it notes with feedback on. To my suprise I received multiple notes saying how inspired they were by my positivity. I was so honoured, and it got me thinking about what effect that has on me, others and how…

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…