No trip reports or photos of tents on mountains or moorlands this time, instead I thought I’d share what I’ve been up to when I’ve not been disappearing into the hills. My current life as a lone parent has left me with a general lack of disposable income (don’t worry, this isn’t the beginning of a kickstarter campaign to lift me out of poverty and buy me a new tent) and has also given me a fair bit of free time. Once the kids are in bed and the toys are all packed away and the meals are wiped off the walls for another day I’ve attempted to make more creative use of the evenings. So the other week I decided to see what I could do with an old knackered coffee table that’s been haunting the corner of my living room, a bunch of old ordnance survey maps, some wallpaper paste and some varnish. Here’s the table before….. And here it is after a bit of an ordnance survey makeover supplemented by numerous cups of coffee. Magpie was keen to give his approval…. Next time I’ll be making a hatstand out of empty gas cartridges and tent pegs….