The Red Book

Our thoughts and ideas on how to live with a little more adventure in your life and make the most of the world around you.


How to warm up after a cold swim

How to warm up after a cold swim

I’m now in my second year of winter swimming and I’m pretty well acclimatised to the cold. I’ve learned how to warm myself up safely and quickly. Here are my tips.

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Three days in Edinburgh with a dog

Three days in Edinburgh with a dog

Three glorious summer days in the beautiful and wonderfully dog-friendly city of Edinburgh. Here are my favourite places and travel tips.

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My Article in Creative Countryside Magazine

My Article in Creative Countryside Magazine

This autumn I wrote an article on my experiences of wild swimming which was published in issue 5 of the wonderful Creative Countryside magazine.

This is my first ever print article and I was honoured and flattered to be included.

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Summer in Pembrokeshire

Summer in Pembrokeshire

This summer we spent a gloriously sunny six days in beautiful Pembrokeshire. With its world-class beaches, picture perfect glamping sites and the wonderful Grove of Narbeth hotel, it’s the perfect place for a family summer holiday.

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Why I fell in love with the UK

Why I fell in love with the UK

Karin de Bruyn writes about how the stereotypes she had of the UK were all wrong and how the UK turned out to be the best place to travel with her dog Rufus.

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A tale of fire & ice: My year of swimming in a cold pond

A tale of fire & ice: My year of swimming in a cold pond

Last year I decided to keep swimming in the Kenwood Ladies' Pond through the seasons, whatever the weather.

Here is how I got on.

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Running away to join the Circus | Deborah Collella (the Dog Nanny)

Running away to join the Circus | Deborah Collella (the Dog Nanny)

Deborah Colella, the Dog Nanny, tells us why the circus means so much to her and why her Incredibly Clever Canine Circus is the most fun dog training class around.

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HOW I USE MINE | BLEAK HOUSE TOTE | SUI SEARLE

HOW I USE MINE | BLEAK HOUSE TOTE | SUI SEARLE

Sui Searle tells us how she uses her Bleak House tote and why Marie Kondo would be proud of her.

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Our People | Sui Searle

Our People | Sui Searle

Sui Searle's characteristic inquisitiveness combined with her love of nature have enabled her to forge an enviable career as a garden designer, writer and etcher, all from the comfort of her home in deepest, darkest Kent.

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Consumerism vs Materialism & Why We're Making Walking Trousers

Consumerism vs Materialism & Why We're Making Walking Trousers

Why consumerism and materialism aren't the same thing and why we have taken so much care in designing our walking trousers.

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Sui Searle: Why I love the National Gardens Scheme (NGS)

Sui Searle: Why I love the National Gardens Scheme (NGS)

Sui Searle tells us why a snoop around one of the 3,700 private gardens that take part in the National Gardens Scheme open weekends is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

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How to use notebooks to organise your life

How to use notebooks to organise your life

Digital to-do lists & organisational systems are not for everyone. Click through to find out how to use notebooks to stay on top of your workload.

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