Via Ferrata Picasass- Lake Maggiore from a different angle

Via Ferrata Picasass- Lake Maggiore from a different angle

Most people have heard of Lago di Maggiore (Lake Maggiore) as a wedding or summer holiday destination. It might not be on your radar as a spectacular spot for hiking, climbing or via ferratas. I have recently got quite into the via ferrata life: the perfect combination of a hike with some excitement and without [...]

2020- The year where I bought less than 20 items of clothing

2020- The year where I bought less than 20 items of clothing

At the beginning of 2020 I had the post-Christmas 'how do I have SO many clothes' as I struggled to pack them all in to my ever transitory life. I am frequently left feeling greedy and have a childish desire to take all clothes everywhere, which simply isn't practical. Fast fashion is a phrase that [...]

Keeping the outdoors alive into Autumn

Keeping the outdoors alive into Autumn

Over 2020 there has been an outdoor revolution- bikes were brushed off, camping became the summer craze and everyone has at least once considered a move to a leafy, rural village. This blossoming took place during lockdown and then conveniently as the sun came out and the incentive to get outside is nicely rewarded with [...]