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2 Wish Upon a Star – Cwm Taf Morgannwg

It was a privilege to meet 2 Wish Upon a Star founder Rhian Mannings MBE and share the story of how she has supported hundreds of families following the deaths of her husband, Paul, and baby son, George.

How to buy a home in a seller’s market-

If you’ve been house hunting this year, chances are you’ve been pipped to the post in securing your dream home at least once. But what can you do to improve your chances?

Living in harmony with those next door-

Forget keeping up with the Joneses, it’s enough to get on with them these days. Whereas neighbourly niggles might once have been confined to a Sunday afternoon, lockdown restrictions and working from home have magnified many a minor disagreement.

Wild camping- BBC Wales X-Ray

Filming in the Brecon Beacons for BBC Wales X-Ray, I chat to Steffan Powell about how to enjoy wild camping while taking care of our beautiful landscape.

Camping essentials for your summer staycation-

UK holidays are set to boom in 2021, in particular, there are predictions of a surge in camping. So, with that perfect ‘peg’ for an article, here’s what you need to know.

An interview with Patrick Jones- RCPsych Wales

I chat with poet and author Patrick Jones about the benefits of spending time outside for our mental health and wellbeing. Watch my video interview for the Reconnect podcast for The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales here.

Environmentally-friendly garden trends of 2021 –

If one thing has bloomed in the last year, it’s our gardens. So before you visit the garden centre, read my article for for the 2021 trends that can help.

Wheely Tots podcast – guest contributor

I chat to Rhiannon from charity Wheely Tots about my love of the outdoors and my role as an Ordnance Survey ambassador. Tune in to A Wheely Good Listen here!

A video clip for World Mental Health Day – Cwm Taf Morgannwg

Starting my day outside helps me solve problems and calms my mind. To find out why the outdoors sets me up for the day so well, watch this video clip I made for Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board to… Continue Reading →

The best of Britain’s Campervan road trips –

When taking to the open road in your campervan, it’s hard to beat Britain for a memorable trip. Whether you’re able to travel this autumn or you’re planning ahead for less locked-down times, read my favourite UK roadtrips to take… Continue Reading →

10 best routes for coffee and cake – Ordnance Survey

Walkers and cyclists alike are renowned for their love of hot drinks and sweet treats to fuel their journey, and what better excuse to get outside than to visit your favourite café and support a local business! Discover Ordnance Survey’s… Continue Reading →

A beginner’s guide to cycling –

If you took up cycling during lockdown, you’re far from alone. Whether you’re a bicycle newbie or getting back in the saddle for the first time since school, read my beginner’s guide to cycling for

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