Westonbirt Arboretum

Today Aaron and I took a walk around Westonbirt Arboretum, which is one of my favourite places to go for a nature walk, and that’s not just because it’s a short, 20 minute drive away. The Arboretum is a nature lovers dream with a wide range of trees and shrubbery, from most corners of the globe. I’ve been lucky enough to see the Giant Redwood (USA) and the Japanese maple. Autumn is probably my favourite time of year to visit, when the leaves change colour and everything is a beautiful mixture of reds, oranges and pinks. But there is always Read More…

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I recently visited the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. A four and a half mile walk through the woods sculpture spotting. Thankfully the weather held up and we only had a very short sprinkle of rain. As this was a spur of the moment decision we hadn’t packed lunch or water but luckily there is a cafe adjacent to the carpark. Unfortunately I felt it was over priced, so I’d definitely recommend bringing your own food and drinks with you. There is a charge for parking but at ¬£5 all day, during Read More…

Cirencester Amphitheatre and Querns Wood

Today I went on a walk through Cirencester, mostly to catch Pokemon on the Pokemon Go game for Android(!) ūüėČ but also to enjoy some time outdoors. I like walking but it’s been very cold lately and I haven’t been able to go out walking much. Thankfully today was a lot warmer and perfect for a walk.  I stopped off in town and had lunch in The West Cornwall Pasty shop, did a bit of retail therapy (I bought a pair of jeans from a charity shop for ¬£5 – bargain!) and took a walk around the outskirts of Cirencester Read More…

5 ways to keep fit without going to the gym.

I enjoy going to my classes at the gym, but sometimes life gets in the way, I don’t find the time to go or the class gets cancelled – the instructor is away, they can’t get cover etc. In cases like these, I’ll try to exercise at home or around my estate. 1. Wii Fit (or other work out video games) I’ve had a Wii Fit and the Wii Fit balance board for years now and highly recommend them. There are so many different challenges and exercise types to choose from – I like the boxing, step and hula the Read More…