Lyme disease is a potentially life-altering illness that is caused by bacteria transmitted from the bite of a tick. I always have a tick removing tool in my first aid kit, and check for ticks, especially when walking through long grassy areas. I use the Smidge tool as it has a magnifying glass attached to…

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As I type it is May 7th and yesterday we experienced some very bizarre weather on our little hike from Lamport, Northamptonshire. We started our hike in glorious sunshine (shorts and t-shirt weather) but twice on the hike we endured a hailstorm. I’ve known snow and hail to happen as late as April in the…

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