As a Ranger leader, this is the most exciting year ever! We’re about to turn 100! Seriously, it’s a big deal. We’re the forgotten section, the unloved section. Here are some numbers, look at us: We make up less than 3% of young members – actually, that’s horrifying, only 3% are Senior Section? Well, there’s my… More Celebrating the Senior Section Spectacular
Obviously, my favourite Christmas present was a book token (I love book tokens – I can walk into a bookshop and come out with whatever book I like!) but I did have a couple of handy things for travelling which I’d like to show you. First, I had a lovely lightweight warm waffle fleece in forest… More Travel goodies for Christmas
My parents – no, let’s be frank – my mum likes to go to Austria for her summer holiday every year. Once upon a time, we could vary it and go to Italy or Spain once in a while but now they’re stuck in a pattern of going to the same apartment in the same village… More My First Mountain: The Talkaser
I have a travel blog – a digital notepad, a set of online postcards, just a scrappy thing I write in every day when I’m away which happens to be online. It exists chiefly for two reasons – one, so my mum knows I’m not dead and two, it’s so useful for this blog because… More What Should I Call My Book?
I spent a weekend in London last month. I went to Hammersmith Apollo to see Dara O Briain, who’s on my favourites list, and I wanted somewhere to stay on Saturday night, since it isn’t practical to get home from Hammersmith at that time of night. Usually when I go to Hammersmith, I go to the… More Airbnb: my first experience
I was hoping to avoid the near-compulsory snowmobiling trip in Svalbard since I tried it in Iceland a couple of years ago and found it a bit scarier than I’d anticipated. However, since Svalbard only has about thirty miles of road on the entire archipelago, if you want to leave the town (and you do… More Snowmobiling in Svalbard