About Me

I love an inspirational story, especially of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  Unfortunately this is not that story.  This is me, a 40-something-year-old, and a person who if you said 5 years ago ‘muffin top’ then I would have laughed and replied ‘no not me, that’s the domain of lazy people’.  Well 5 years and 2 children later, guess what? 

This blog is a promise to myself to fight the curse of the muffin top through my activities of choice… mountain biking, hiking and generally being outdoors.  I love it. 
I love the tiredness from being outdoors, I love cooking and eating outside, I love all the seasons and I love just moving to see what’s around the corner.  But most of all I love feeling like my younger mortgage-free, child-free self, whose free time were always packed with adventures.
I am proud weekend Boadicea  and this will be a journal of my exploits, my fears (mainly wet, off camber roots) and of course my war with the muffin top.
10 facts that make me me :-
1 No matter how many designer ciders come onto the market, I still always go for a nice chilled Strongbow
2 I really would love to own a caravan by the beach
3 My favourite story is Endurance, the story of Ernest Shackleton’s doomed expedition to the South Pole.  As I previously mentioned, I love an inspirational story
4 My favourite vegetable is the potato.  So versatile
5  I have a Bongo that’s semi-converted.  I love it and wish I had bought one 10 years ago
6 I enjoy playing with Lego more than my kids do
7 I have a secret crush on Boris Becker
8 I cry watching sport.  A lot
9 I aspire to be a great vegetable grower
10 Whilst being a Welsh woman, I am a fair weather mountain biker.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t go out in the rain….it’s just I moan about it
Note for potential companies out there who would love for me to test their products.  I do love trying new things especially if it is outdoor clothing, therefore if you would like me to test and review your products then please contact me.  Of course the market is awash with clothing/bikes for curvy women who only just skim 5ft with her five tens on, therefore I may take some time in getting back to you  – I am in demand 🙂



  1. 18th April 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Haha. Boris Becker. This is a tough one. It’s like being back in the 80s 🙂

    • 20th April 2016 / 6:37 pm

      He’s still got it though, in fact he gets better with age 🙂

  2. 7th October 2016 / 7:08 am

    Hey Catherine, I love this! You’re a funny lady – one I think I’d really enjoy getting to know 🙂

    • 12th October 2016 / 4:00 pm

      Thanks, you’re too kind! Hopefully I am funny haha rather than funny uh-oh when we meet 🙂

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