2022 walking challenge: update one

Following on from my Year of Health post, I thought I’d share an update. I’ve signed up to a walking challenge, racking up 1000 miles over the course of the year! The challenge is in conjunction with Country Walking magazine and there’s an app to log your miles and a Facebook group which is brilliant….

2022: Year of health

I’m taking inspiration from Rebel Wilson and doing my own year of health. A year feels long at the start but we all know how fast it can roll around, especially given how fast the last two years have gone. So what’s a year? I have a few aims for the next 365 days and…

Four new foodie spots I’ve tried – October

The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. I don’t really know where October disappeared to, but it’s flown over, thanks to a flurry of foodie pitstops over the last few weeks. We’re dead lucky living in Liverpool as there’s always a social media buzz about new restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars…

Lighthouse Clothing Raincoat Review  

*AD – gifted Last autumn I was very kindly gifted a new raincoat from Lighthouse Clothing. I did write a review about it at the time, but my blog went down earlier this year and sadly the post was lost. Now the season has rolled round again, and I’ve worn the jacket in all weathers, I can…

September steps ~ 10k challenge

I’m a big fan of September and how it signals a fresh start. With my partner going back to school after the summer off, the house is quieter and I’m always ready to try something new. And this month, my self-imposed challenge is September Steps! Whilst I must admit, I did start this two days…

Four Summer Walks Around Merseyside

I love discovering new dog walks in and around where we live, is one of my favourite things to do and walks in summer are a firm fave! So I thought I’d share a roundup of recent walks that we’ve loved lately. West Kirby beach and marine lake Beach days are the best days! We…

Six of the best dog friendly stays in the Lake District

With the thought of travel outside of the UK looking less and less likely with each week and the ‘green travel list’ having zero new additions, staycations and UK breaks are the way to go this year. And where better to visit for a truly British week (or weekend) away than the Lake District! It’s such a wonderful part of the country to…

The Coniston Inn, Lake District review

Last week we spent half term up in the Lake District in Coniston. It was the break we needed and this was our second stay at The Coniston Inn. It’s a dog friendly B&B with a pub attached. This meant we didn’t need to get back into the car till we left as we had…

Owning a French Bulldog – what you should expect

March 2021 will mark five years of us being French Bulldog owners. Having our beautiful angel Molly in our lives for the last five years has gone so quickly, yet we’ve learnt a hell of a lot about the breed. I think many would agree that having a Frenchie is quite a trend.   A cute,…

5 Local Dog Walks We Love

Weekends these days are all about getting out with Miss Molly and finding new routes to stretch our legs and enjoy the changing seasons. This year I’ve really appreciated being outdoors more than ever and I’m thankful that we have Molls forcing us out on daily walks and getting our steps up. Darren even got…

Why Ageing Doesn’t Phase Me

I honestly can’t believe I’m 32 already. The two years since my thirtieth birthday has flown over and I’m now firmly in the early 30s camp and it’s so true what they say – all your cares and worries shift once you leave your twenties and you realign your priorities. Body confidence – all of…