Monthly Archives: September 2015

Three favourite coffee table books

I know coffee table books are mainly supposed to be decorative objects that make you look clever when people come round, but I happen to disagree. Coffee table books are to entertain you while you sit for a few quiet … Continue reading

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Wedding rings and rotor blades

Last weekend, my fine friends T and Y were married. They are almost the only people I’ve ever met who have managed to make a long-term, long-distance relationship work, and somehow they seem to deserve their happiness all the more … Continue reading

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Five comfort drinks

It’s a shame that a lot of people only ever tip back cocktails in specialist bars, because some mixed drinks are at their best in your own home, sipped sunk into an armchair by the fire after a long day. … Continue reading

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A day at the races

I spent Saturday watching some of the Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount. It’s a motorcycle road racing track on the hill overlooking Scarborough, and for a good value day out in this part of the world I can highly recommend … Continue reading

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In praise of the Meindl Bhutan

Last summer, I bought myself a pair of Meindl Bhutans, and as hiking boots go they’re hands-down the best pair I’ve ever owned. The Bhutan is the successor to the Burma, one of Meindl’s most long-standing and popular full-leather models … Continue reading

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The big expedition gear review: sleeping, carrying and cooking

Over the past couple of years I seem to have spent a fair amount of time and money on outdoor gear, and I’ve been thinking that it might be worth reviewing the stuff I took with me on my Green … Continue reading

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