Bad driving in Morocco

Tsk tsk, tut tut, women drivers

April 23, 2018

You know that moment when you realise you have been a disgrace to your gender? That moment when you have let down women all over the world? That moment when you have reinforced every misogynistic stereotype? Yes, this was one of those moments when I was an embarrassment to the sisterhood.... in a big way!

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How to be brave

April 2, 2018

Hiking in the desert mountains can be quite a challenge. I didn't set out to scare myself when I set out from Tighmert near Guelmim to walk the ridge, but I managed it nonetheless and in doing so learnt some lessons about how to be brave.

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Goat’s milk and boiled butter

March 10, 2018

An adventurer needs adventures, so with that in mind, I packed up the cats, my bike and my hiking and running kit and moved to a tiny oasis in the south of Morocco called Tighmert for a couple of months. I want to see what living in an oasis is like, explore the desert area and mountains around Guelmim and get to know the Sahara people. My first adventure was a hike from the oasis, across the desert plain to the mountains.

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An adventure run to Essaouira

February 13, 2018

16km of pristine, virgin Atlantic beach stretching out ahead of us as we started our adventure run from Moulay Bouzektoun back to Essaouira on Morocco's coast. Winter sun beating down and lots of golden sand to cross.

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Climbing Ben Nevis December 2017

December 29, 2017

Climbing Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain, is always an adventure, but climbing Ben Nevis in winter is definitely an epic. 1350 metres of ascent and then the same back down again. It may not sound much, but the weather conditions make it a real challenge.

A Moroccan Christmas Miracle

December 12, 2017

If ever there is a bad time for your car not to start. Surely, it has to be when you are getting in it before dawn to drive to the airport. In Morocco, though, there is a solution to every problem. This one was my own little Christmas Miracle.

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Hiking under the Volcano

December 3, 2017

Misty mountain mornings and bright, hot, sunny days. I spent week of hiking under the shadow of a dormant but rumbling volcano, Mount Teide, on the island of Tenerife, which surprised me with its glorious views and empty trails.

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In search of flamingos

October 9, 2017

Flamingos in Morocco? I didn't believe it when I first heard it and then when I was assured it was true, I had to find out where they nested and try to see them for myself. This was one running adventure I was prepared to suffer sore legs for gladly.

The day I doubled for a Hollywood film star

September 30, 2017

It is not always you get the chance to double for a Hollywood Film Star. This is a tale of being whisked away in cars with tinted glass, standing on a hot airport runway for twelve hours and getting to board a military plane. It is also a story of how I almost became famous for a nano second.

Running lies and myths

11 running lies we tell ourselves

August 2, 2017

Running lies and myths are something we all subscribe to. You need those lies to get you out of the door some mornings. Here are my top 11 running lies. I have found them VERY useful. In fact, I am not absolutely sure what I would do with them.