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

Too good for lessons?

Fishing is, as far as I am aware, one of the only sports where as a general rule, people do not get lessons. Why? Why is it that so many fly fisherman will not get lessons? "Everyday is a school day!" This comment was put on a short film showing one of the best casters … Continue reading Too good for lessons?

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

Snow day – Work, Baby, Dogs…No Child Care = Interesting

Everyone loves a snow day... I like a snow day. Repeat, day! This week has been one of those multi snow day weeks. "Yay, it's snowing!" I have been stuck at home now for three days and I am completely losing my mind. The country's shut down and once again we can't cope with weather … Continue reading Snow day – Work, Baby, Dogs…No Child Care = Interesting

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

Winter’s Coming – Loop Technical Outer Wear, Get the Right Kit!

Whether it's Kamchatka, BC or Scotland, cold is cold. Make sure you have the right kit so you don't freeze to death while up to your arm pits in ice cold water and blistering cold winds. Being a kit hoarder I have jackets and under layers coming out of every draw in my house. The … Continue reading Winter’s Coming – Loop Technical Outer Wear, Get the Right Kit!

River Ure Salmon Trust – Support The Revival of Yorkshire Salmon

It is with great pleasure that I can announce Country Dad's support for the River Ure Salmon Trust.  Please show your support by joining the River Ure Salmon Trust and bringing this stunning river back to life - RUST Membership For more information on tackle and fishing the Ure please contact me via E-mail Me The Ure … Continue reading River Ure Salmon Trust – Support The Revival of Yorkshire Salmon

Workingline Images – Proud to be Associated

​My family are lucky enough to live in Yorkshire, not far from Caro and Andrew. It's been a great pleasure getting to know them and they have both been incredibly kind and generous to us over the past few years. Be careful though, as Caro is so kind and such a good photographer that you … Continue reading Workingline Images – Proud to be Associated