Royal Victoria to the Cutty Sark: the mundane way and the fun way

Last weekend, I went to London for the Greenwich Comedy Festival (yes, it was good but the seats were a little uncomfortable – especially for those of us sitting right out at the sides – and I found it a little bit chilly). Greenwich, being out in the east of London, is a difficult place… More Royal Victoria to the Cutty Sark: the mundane way and the fun way

How to… get photos of yourself when you’re travelling solo

Last week, Buzzfeed published an article called We Asked 17 Travel Pros For Their Best Advice On Traveling Solo And Here’s What They Said. I’ve had it open in the background ever since as inspiration but it’s taken nine days to get a post out of it. You see, I read the comments and comments provide… More How to… get photos of yourself when you’re travelling solo

The new tent

The new tent is here! It came astonishingly quickly – less than forty-eight hours between ordering online to it popping through the door. New kit is always exciting, even if it’s only a cheap tent. I have a one-man tent I take to Iceland every summer which has to be small enough to fit in… More The new tent

Paragliding

Since I’m limping around with an injury from semi-extreme sports (zorbing at Ranger camp; I thought I’d broken my back. I haven’t but two weeks on, it still hurts!), I thought I’d bring out an older semi-extreme sport. I say “semi-extreme”. If I was flying solo, I’d think of it as extremely extreme but I was… More Paragliding

Girlguiding: Giving girls adventure since 1909

I received the latest Guiding Essentials this week, the annual catalogue of Girlguiding uniform and merchandise. I was looking forward to it because I was expecting the Senior Section Spectacular stuff to be in it (I am a Senior Section leader and my beloved Senior Section turns 100 next year) – not overly impressed with… More Girlguiding: Giving girls adventure since 1909

Svalbard preparation

My next big adventure is to Svalbard. In November. I know. I guess I’ve realised that was a bit of a mad idea. So I did some homework. I’m a big believer in doing some research, especially if you’re going somewhere special and there isn’t anywhere more special than Svalbard. What have I learnt? Well,… More Svalbard preparation