Fishing, Friends & Family – A Yorkshire Sunday

Never pay attention to the weather forecast. Inevitably we did, and with trust in the forecast came a wasted morning. Gym sessions and baby soft play are definitely suited to rainy days not glorious Sunday mornings. With great haste we packed up and headed north. A short fifty miles, a swift left turn and entry … Continue reading Fishing, Friends & Family – A Yorkshire Sunday

Alladale Wilderness Reserve – Escape to the Highlands

The anticipation was killing me. Knowing what lay ahead was filling me with pure elation. The only thing standing in my way was a four hundred and thirty nine mile drive. An arduous journey of endless cats eyes, concrete, potholes and empty packets of Haribo. Travel sweets are usually shared but on this occasion my … Continue reading Alladale Wilderness Reserve – Escape to the Highlands

Unseen Italy – Behind the Scenes

As travel blogging is new to me, my initial thought was to write down everything that happened on a daily basis. What did we do, where did we go, what we ate etc. It became apparent that when reading through what I wrote, it was boring. I’m sure that millions of bloggers and writers have … Continue reading Unseen Italy – Behind the Scenes

Spring Salmon Fishing – Why? Are we Insane..?

Why do we do it? What does it achieve? Are we mad..? To those if you that don’t fish these are the simple answers No idea Absolutely nothing Yes To understand the absolute madness of fly fishing for spring salmon you have to have done it in the worst possible conditions. If you are a … Continue reading Spring Salmon Fishing – Why? Are we Insane..?

Sea Trout by Steffan Jones – Buy it, read it, learn it

I've been fly fishing from day one and have since enjoyed 34 years of fly fishing all over the world. Perhaps not in as many destinations as many, however I am hugely lucky to have fished where I have. Today, Stef's book arrived and I couldn't wait to get into it. The Sea Trout has … Continue reading Sea Trout by Steffan Jones – Buy it, read it, learn it

With love from Mrs. Management

Dear Country Dad, In response to your blog The Fisherman's Wife - Mrs Management dated 13th February, I feel it's only right to respond on behalf of all the fishing widows out there. Yes, I married a fisherman. Not John West or Captain Birdseye but a salmon fisherman and that is a very different matter... Early in … Continue reading With love from Mrs. Management

No such thing as bad weather…only bad clothes @ The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thank god the snow's finally starting to clear in my part of Yorkshire. It's been four days since leaving the house and I'm finally FREE!!! The blisteringly cold winds can claim responsibility for the endless snow drifts and me not being able to leave the house. If you've read through my previous post you may … Continue reading No such thing as bad weather…only bad clothes @ The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Extraordinary Africa – See Africa your way. Proud to be Associated & Support

EXTRAORDINARY AFRICA Our service and experience, your extraordinary adventure Extraordinary Africa creates unique African adventures, hand crafted for each traveller by our friendly experienced team.  If you need to know the perfect spot for your sundowner, where to go if you just have to spot a leopard on your safari, and which beaches you can … Continue reading Extraordinary Africa – See Africa your way. Proud to be Associated & Support

Sasta Clothing – Proud to be Associated. Gear for Savage Weather

  Some of you may know Sasta and some of you may not. If you don't know it, it's time to get to know it - Sasta Clothing This brand, in my view and experience, produces some of the finest technical outer wear in Europe. Using modern and natural technology this clothing is simply outstanding. I … Continue reading Sasta Clothing – Proud to be Associated. Gear for Savage Weather