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Rambling with TOG24

30th November 2017

Over this past year it has become more and more apparent just how important having a good old walk is for my mental and physical health. Having swapped my office job for an outdoor one it has made a huge different to how I feel on a daily basis and that is down to being out in the fresh air day in day out.

Walking/rambling is something that we can all do each day in some form. Whether it’s choosing to walk rather than taking public transport, or just popping your headphones in and getting out on your lunch break.  I always feel when I have been out in the fresh air, life seems more manageable and my head feels clearer.

I love how the term ‘rambling’ has been revitalised lately. It no longer conjures up images of middle aged groups with walking poles, and it has become alot more about hearty dog walks to the pub with friends.

Talking of things being revitalised…(seamless link)…TOG24 have rebranded – and I couldn’t love the new direction that they have taken the brand in more! I’m a complete sucker for a great outdoorsy clothing company, and TOG24 really does tick all the boxes. The new logo is lovely and clean/fresh and the website is so user friendly with gorgeous images that just make you want to whack on a coat and hat and venture into the hills! (they also currently have a massive sale on and I urge you to get onto the website immediately as there are some amazing bargains to be had!).

You can view their campaign film (here)

I’m wearing their Clancy TCZ Thermal Jacket and honestly, its a must in this weather. Its beautifully fitted and light – but still so warm.

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Spotlight on Gray’s Country Gifts…

13th April 2017

In the last two weeks the oil seed rape outside our house has suddenly gone POP. It looks flipping amazing. I mean, my hayfever is awful, but who cares right…makes for a great photo background.
I’ve had this Gray’s Alice bag for a couple of weeks now, and because of lambing and generally being a shepherdess hermit, I haven’t yet been able to take it off the farm! Hence the yellow background in the shot! I can however tell you, that it is beautifully handmade and a lovely size for fitting everything in!
Gray’s Country Gifts is a family run business located in Devon. They make a range of gorgeous leather bags, aswell as other country and equestrian themed art and accessories. Defo worth a look if you’re after a good value bag/purse that will age well.
I’m now looking forward till the end of lambing time, where I can actually take this bag off the farm and wear something other than wellies!

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Woodland walks with Toggi…

26th March 2017

We managed to grab a break this weekend inbetween sheep moving/checking, cow feeding and other farm related activities! We have been wanting to explore the woodland near our farmhouse ever since we moved in last September, and it didn’t disappoint! Sun dappled and covered in  rhododendrons, it felt like we could have been in the middle of a Canadian forest.

I took the opportunity to test drive my new Toggi Rundle boots and Taymouth tweed coat. It was sooo nice to be out of my wellies and farm coat that is caked in mud!

Toggi Taymouth Tweed Coat

I’m delighted with this little beauty, despite being tweed, its really nice and lightweight, whilst still waterproof. A great transeasonal coat that stands up to unpredictable British weather! It has adjustable waist straps at the back which nip it in nicely, and also has them on the cuffs too. The colour is unusual for a tweed jacket and the brown is a great colour that pretty much goes with anything.

Toggi Rundle Boots

These boots are AMAZING.

1. They are the perfect height, they sit a bit higher than other country boots out there and are really flattering on the old legs as a result.

2. They are also really sturdy, I love a sturdy boot, it means that they ‘stand up’ on their own and won’t ‘sag’ (sorry, I hate that word, but couldn’t think of any other word to describe!).

3. They are super easy to clean (that’s my no.1 advantage these days on the farm – everything has to be mud proof!)

4. They will get only get better with age, a bit of mud and once they are nice and worn in.

My Toggi wishlist…

Toggi have got some gorge spring wear in at the moment, I know I’m a sucker for a stripe, but I’ve also been lusting over this Cranston jumper! Then their Morella boots will defo be going on my Birthday wishlist!