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.


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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Why you should join the National Trust

Why you should join the National Trust

Membership of the National trust isn't cheap but it's incredibly good value and an essential part of a living a more adventurous life.

Click through to find out why.

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How to find a good country walk

How to find a good country walk

Walking in the country without a plan can be a haphazard affair but armed with the right maps and guides it's a more enjoyable experience.

Click through to see our favourite resources for finding the best walks in Britain.

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What Alice taught me about adventure

What Alice taught me about adventure

Alice knew well that an adventurous outlook can relieve us of the boredom of everyday life and can fill our days with meaning and purpose.

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How to do Christmas shopping in London

How to do Christmas shopping in London

Shopping for gifts should be as enjoyable as giving and receiving them. Here is our guide to the best places to get your shopping nailed, for him, for her and for the other people in your life.

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How to Enjoy Christmas in London

How to Enjoy Christmas in London

Our guide to the most stylish and atmospheric things to do in London at Christmas to make the most of this magical festive period.

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