Running and me; a love/hate relationship

Hate is a strong word but many times during a run I find myself hating it. When I’ve picked a hilly route on a day when I am low in energy, when I’d made peace with running in the rain only to realise once out the door it was blowing a gale too, when I…

Van adventures: Number 1: Salcombe, Devon

After the final cushion arrived from our heroic upholsterer and the van officially slept two I couldn’t wait to get away for our first night in it. The beautiful May weather gave us no excuse to not get out on the road, so it was with excitement (and a tiny bit of trepidation on my…

The Cotswold Way: Part 2, Chipping Campden to Cheltenham

After the success of a family weekend with my mum and sister walking the Cotswold Way by train last year we decided to add some more miles to the cache and take a step closer to completing the whole path over 3 weekends. After our escapades with public transport on the last section adding considerably…

Lake Kivu, Rwanda: where to go and what to do

After our busy trip around Uganda featuring gorillas and volcanoes it was time to slow down the pace a little and kick back on the shores of beautiful Lake Kivu in Rwanda. From all our reading and chatting to people living in Rwanda we couldn’t decide between heading for Kibuye or Gisenyi, also confusingly known…

Mount Sabinyo: the mountain that shall not be named

For the 48 hours following our time on Mount Sabinyo we couldn’t even mention its name without an involuntary wince of physical and emotional pain. Thankfully, that association lessened over time and I can now look back on our ‘day out’ up the mountain with a sense of pride and achievement. Mount Sabinyo is a…