Why I invested time and money on a first aid course

Why I invested time and money on a first aid course

Twenty five years ago, at a taster day at 6th form college, I spent two hours learning first aid.  I can remember learning how to put people in the recovery position, but that’s about all.  I’d never needed to carry out first aid on anyone so it was never...
My ultimate rucksack kit for a day walk in the UK

My ultimate rucksack kit for a day walk in the UK

“I looked at my pack.  It was at once enormous and compact, mildly adorable and intimidatingly self-contained.  It had an animate quality; in its company I didn’t feel entirely alone.  Standing, it came up to my waist.  I gripped it and bent to lift it....
Breaking down the 5 barriers to canoeing

Breaking down the 5 barriers to canoeing

My husband said that one day we would canoe across Scotland together.  “It won’t be a race, it will be a holiday”. We’ll take our time, soaking up the sun while the villages on the shorelines of the lochs drift past.  We’ll camp at night...