Posts by: Jenni Tulip

The Charlie McLeod Sports Cloak

If you’ve swam in the sea or open water, no doubt you have experienced wriggling out of your swimming gear and into your clothes while desperately trying to keep a towel wrapped around your body to spare your dignity. The...

My 5 goals for 2017

Although cliché, I think the setting of goals for the year ahead makes a lot of sense and it also feels like the right time to do so. Although I’m not a spiritual person, the metaphoric ‘opening of a door’...

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My new Trespass waterproof jacket

I’ve needed a new waterproof jacket for some time. My Mountain Warehouse one I bought in 2012 has all but lost its waterproofness despite several attempts to repair it with re-waterproofing products. In October 2017, I am planning to do...

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Low sun on Alnmouth beach

It’s almost the end of December and almost a week into winter. Yet, on Alnmouth beach today the temperature was mild, the air was still and the sun made the sea so blue it was like we were somewhere exotic....

Our campervan

When I met Dave, he was the proud owner of a Volkswagen T25 campervan. It was his pride and joy. After spending all my life camping in tents, a whole new world was opened up to me. Rather than lugging...

Half a dozen rescued hens

Last week I rescued 6 scraggy hens from a local free-range chicken farm just a few miles from our house. You may have seen some of the publicity about them last week as posts on Facebook went viral and even...