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The Absurd Witterings of a Brit Abroad

My Darn Tough Socks Review: Darn Amazing

By Helen | September 11, 2017

Socks: Relatively insignificant tubes of material that stop your shoes smelling like ass. At least that was the definition I would have given up until three days ago when my $21 pair of Darn Tough socks arrived from Vermont. *Record scratch* You paid twenty one dollars… for socks?! Ok, so backup a few months. I’m…

My beautiful and destructive obsession with

By Helen | August 31, 2017

I love online shopping, and one of my biggest weaknesses right now is Auction sites are fantastic for the work-from-home warrior because you can monitor your bids very closely. It’s like a mini eBay but the only sellers are Goodwill stores across the country. It’s basically all the stuff they think they can get…

The Weekend Warrior: How I deal with wanderlust and my 9 to 5.

By Helen | August 30, 2017

You’re either an outdoors person or you’re totally not. And for those who are, wanderlust is a very real and painful thing. You feel joy when the air flows in through your open car windows, you feel a zing any time you touch a tree or stand on grass, you get excited when it rains…

La Sportiva Mythos Climbing Shoes

By Helen | August 29, 2017

I’ve been climbing since 2012, and in that time I’ve owned three pairs of climbing shoes, two of those have been the Mythos shoe by La Sportiva. Why? Simply put, it is the only one that fits, and holy hell it fits well. New to climbing? Shoes shouldn’t hurt From the get-go, I had so…

La Sportiva Hiking Boots: Nucleo High GTX

By Helen | August 29, 2017

A review of my first ever hiking shoes Yes, you read that right, the La Sportiva Nucleo High GTX are my first ever pair of hiking boots. But don’t discount this review just yet, I’ve been hiking, climbing, walking, and various other outdoor methods of transport for many years, so hopefully I can still give…

A Fresh Look

By Helen | August 28, 2017

It’s been a year since I launched the Red Teacup, and I’ve decided that it’s time to take things to the next step. In the last year I have been exploring more, and I’ve realized that The Red Teacup is more than just a home of funny shirts, it’s become a place to document my…

Introducing: The Bacon Van

By Helen | August 7, 2017

I’m not sure when I really began the hunt for a campervan, but I would guess it probably started when I was about 12. The Brits really love their caravan holidays, and my family owned a 6 berth that played host to most of my childhood summers. At the time I’d have said I hated…

I started a new job, and it all went to pot

By Helen | July 7, 2017

I started this site as a way to gradually teach myself business skills, and then I went and got myself employed, and it all fell apart. No, not the job, that’s going very well thank you. But I let my responsibilities here slide, and was only woken up after watching The Biggest Loser, of all…

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