An Epic Hike to Morskie Oko

If you go down to the woods today… you’re sure of a big surprise! Never has a truer word been spoken on this occasion. The plan: Get up and out for 4am, walk to Morskie Oko (not bus – Walk) go see the beautiful lake, climb up to Czarny Staw pod Rysami Lake, clamber back down, then get the bus back to Zakopane. Already this was a tall order, we knew that this was just over 30km round trip, one of the longest hikes we have done in one go. I’d spent the following evening googling the walk from Zakopane […]

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It’s an epic adventure, roaming Italy in 2014

When we decided to go back to Italy this year for a holiday, I don’t think even we imagined how amazing it would. We love Italy, be it the bustling streets of Rome to the more sedate wanderings around the porticoes of Bologna. Previously we’ve been to Italy on short breaks but this time, we just went for it, 3 weeks of Italian bliss where we managed to walk 300km over the course of the holiday and see so much of this beautiful country (I’m slightly sad this way, I wore my pedometer everywhere!). I just want to share some […]

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Zumba in Edinburgh

How to spend a Saturday morning in Edinburgh, mmmm let me think, usually I’d have a nice long lie in, then maybe head to Princes Street for some shopping, a leisurely lunch and let the day unfold. Well, during my trip to home this summer I decided to change it up a bit. I woke up feeling all excited and looking forward to my very first Zumba class. The sun was shining, yes even in Scotland the sun does shine on occasion, I donned by gym gear put on my MP3 and hit the road for the walk up to […]

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Visit to my sister’s place, May 2013

“What’s this got to do with inspiration..?” I shall tell you. My sister is an absolute inspiration to me, she lives in a foreign land where no one speaks a word of English and yet she has mastered the language to such a level that she converses freely with anyone she meets, she’s confident and helpful to others, she gets up at the crack of dawn to start the day (I tried to get her to do some Yoga in the morning but she wasn’t feeling it!!) Bless her heart, when I arrived we did a pit stop for some […]

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Why we choose a Plant-Based Lifestyle.

A friend of mine wrote yesterday that she wouldn’t be able to go vegan (plant-based) because she loves steak and bacon too much… and it got me thinking, when we were meat eaters we never had a steak on it’s own or bacon without some sauce, the idea of eating a plain old steak would never have crossed my mind. My favourite restaurant dish was the Tournedos Rossini, a steak sat on a lump of brioche smothered in pate and a Madeira sauce. Now, thinking about it, it was more the flavours of the sauce that I liked above all else, so […]

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Being Vegan. Cruelty Free in a Cruel World.

So, we’re 8 months into our vegan lifestyle, and starting to come a lot more to terms with exactly what it involves, the pros and cons and such like. Seems as good a time as any to have a bit of a progress report. First, the positives. Number 1, I feel great. I didn’t think I was particularly overweight to start with but I’m 2 stone lighter than this time last year and down to a weight I hadn’t previously seen since I was 22 and returning from a year of backpacking in Australia. I think I had previously assumed […]

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