Monthly Archives: January 2015

Five ways to drink gin

Gin is such a gloriously versatile poison that it’s difficult whittling my top choices down to five. I’ve even had to bump two of my favourites (the gin & mixed and the journalist) to another upcoming post. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Is a gansey a guernsey?

Round about this time six years ago, I was packing for a reasonably long adventure up in arctic Norway. I’d sorted all my performance gear – the down jackets, fleeces, merino base layers, wicking mid-layers etc – when I noticed … Continue reading

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Torching the moor

They were burning the heather up on Danby Rigg when we walked by the other day. It’s odd to think that something which appears such a wild and primal environment is in fact artificially created with a great deal of … Continue reading

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Make your mind up

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Hot buttered rum

That uncommonly balmy December has given way to a frosty new year. In our little cottage by the sea, E and I have had the fire roaring from 4pm pretty much every day lately, and my pet tortoise, Stanley, is … Continue reading

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My favourite posts of 2014

A lot of things happened in 2014, which seems a bit contradictory when I consider that I didn’t feel all that busy – rather the opposite, in fact. For much of the year I had more time on my hands … Continue reading

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