Atten-shun troops.

This is the most important Doh Boy Army Mission of Real Bread Maker Week 2011.

One in ten children starting primary school in Britain are now regarded as alarmingly overweight, and parents could soon begin to outlive their children because of this epidemic of obesity afflicting the younger generation…that's crazy.

So in the words of George Benson: "The children are our future, teach them well and let them show the way…"

Mission:

Make real bread with your children or a young family member:

http://www.howies.co.uk/dohboy/recipe.php ** please note though that you should only use 20g salt...not the 30g stated....bad doh boy!

Location:

Your kitchen.

Date & Time:

14–15 May 2011.

...Good luck...!

For today's Final Mission, Doh Boy joined Sarah Galloway and Laura Gallagher from the Lost in the Forest Institute (http://www.litfi.ac) and baker Aurelia Doyotte for a Real Bread Making Class with a lively class of Year 5 pupils at Greenside Primary School in Droylsden, Manchester.

Be sure to email your results too - info@howies.co.uk or even pop them up on our facebook page

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I've had reports that yesterday's Doh Boy picnic in Bristol was a big hit, here are some photos that Stuart at Thoughtful sent over to us - see if you can spot yourself!

nice one guys.

howies needs a person

  • Posted by ade
  • 13 May 2011

We are doing an event in London next weekend and could do with some help.

We would need someone to be in the east end with us for two days Saturday 21st 11am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 7.30pm.

If you can help (we will pay you) then e-mail info@howies.co.uk with your contact details.

You will need to be able to lift and hang.

Doh Boy picnic reminder

  • Posted by hollie
  • 12 May 2011

We just received a mission reminder from Doh Boy:

Atten-shun, Doh Doy Army...

Don’t forget, the first 150 civilians who make it to Queens Square, Bristol from 12 noon onwards will receive a real bread sandwich and innocent smoothie.

______________update!________________

we've just had this picture through from stuart at thoughtful of the first people enjoying the picnic

nom nom nom!

The mini welsh adventure

  • Posted by dan
  • 11 May 2011

It's a slight change from the wintery pictures you have been seeing of late but here is my April blog.

Me and beatrice set off on an adventure to explore some of wales on my parent's bikes with plenty of luggage including camping gear, in total nearly 20kg on each bike.

We saw some amazing views, riding from Haverfordwest all along the coast line until Cardigan and stopped there for 3 days on the howies photoshoot then continued on....

Tenby has the best food spots.

Aberaeron has the best fresh fish.

Aberystwyth the most students in drag on friday night.

Elan valley, just lots of ruins and never-ending windy hills on which the time passes faster by wheeleing the bike, looking at rivers and playing games like guessing the number of ruins or trying not to say 'nice' for the duration of the day.

The road before elan valley has the most random post box next to some woods in the middle of nowhere.

Devils bridge, some lovely waterfalls.

Rhaeder has the best quiche lunch!

And home is home :)

We had pretty sore legs and some well tested merino from howies at the end of the last day after riding 50miles on mountainbikes and luggage over the elan valley hills and back home but it was well worth it.

Here are just a few of the pictures we took. hope you enjoy them

www.danyeomans.com

www.danyeomans-art.com

The other weekend, we ran a little photo comp called 'Wish You Were There'

We were really happy to see so many of you getting involved and posting photos of what you got up to on the weekend.

It's been pretty hard to pick out just 30 winners - but as promised below are the lucky 30 shots which have won a free t-shirt each. They feature fun, bikes, surf, hills, family, food, sun, adventure, relaxation & freedom.

Huge thanks to everyone who took part - We're hoping to do more stuff like this before too long.

Oh, and you can always check out loads of other great entries on our facebook wall here if you're looking for a little inspiration for your next weekend of adventure.

In no order, here are our winners:

From @MrPowellish

From @jonfresh

From @FastFarrell

From Denise

From Mark

From Brian

From David

From James

From Simon

From Emma K

From Emma P

From Helen

From Nadia

From James

From Mark

From Stephane

From Paul

From Chris

From Huw

From Stuart

From Nerys

From Phil

From Chris

From Jane

From Nick

From @petestuart

From Christine

From @mudandgears

From Beth

From @grafichouse

Free Bikes

  • Posted by ruben
  • 6 May 2011

If anyone would like a free bike, I have a tip for you - check at the bottom of Frederiksholm's Canal in Copenhagen. There are loads of them down there.

From Copenhagenize.com

Alastair’s Microadventures

  • Posted by ruben
  • 26 April 2011

Back in January I was lucky enough to ride the Strathpuffer 24 hour race with Mr. Al Humphreys.

Al is an adventurer through and through. If you broke him in half like a stick of rock he would have it written in his bones. But please don't do that.

This year, he is keeping his itchy feet mainly inside the UK and attempting to keep his hunger for adventure fed with a series of 'Microadventures'

The video below and his own words explain it better than I can - follow him on twitter and his blog for plenty more tales of micro adventure.

Microadventure 2: Use Your Weekend

My aim for the year is to showcase small, cheap, simple, close-to-home microadventures.

Microadventures serve to scratch the itch for adventurous souls trapped by the bludgeoning of fate in sensible office jobs. They act as stepping stones for people who dream of a major expedition but feel that at the moment they are not quite ready. And they are a kick up the backside to anyone whinging and whining with excuses about how they don’t have the time or the money or the skills to get out there and challenge themselves. I have started deliberately small, with ideas that absolutely anyone can manage. In January I entered a race. And in February I went for a weekend away. These are micro microadventures. But they are brilliant.

If you add up all the weekends, statutory leave and Bank Holidays you’ll discover that you have at least 132 free days every year. 132 days is a long time. You could row across the Indian Ocean in 132 days. The difficulty of course is the fragmented nature of these 132 days. You have to be determined to use your weekends rather than frittering them with IKEA and the X-Factor.

So my microadventure for this month is a challenge to Use Your Weekend. Annoyingly I live about as far from wilderness as is possible. And yet by late morning on Saturday I was still high on a Welsh hillside, breathing in fresh air, looking down over the sunlit Bristol Channel, and about to scare myself silly on a downhill mountain bike trail.

Go somewhere you have never been before. Ride hard. Get wet, cold and muddy. Laugh with your mates. Then relax, aching and exhausted, having earned your beer. Use Your Weekend.

Do you have any examples of inspiring, invigorating weekend microadventures?

And do you have any recommendations of microadventures I can try this year?
Have your say in the comments or let me know on Twitter @al_humphreys

Ueli Steck speed solo Eiger record

  • Posted by ruben
  • 26 April 2011

Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope you're all recovering well from the traditional 'eat a lot of chocolate' weekend?

Here's a video featuring some gratuitous physical activity that may inspire you to shift some Easter pounds.

This guy is some kind of fiend. Climbing a 13,000 foot mountain in less time than most of us could run a marathon.

UPDATE: Simon has just informed me that this record was beaten last week by Dani Arnold who made the ascent in 2 hours 28 minutes. These guys are machines.

Join our conversations

  • Posted by ruben
  • 21 April 2011

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The conversations span topics from the buttons on a new cardigan that's coming out this autumn to what the AV vote means to UK politics or what you should eat to keep yourself going on a long ride or run.

There are a lot of interesting people out there, and we love hearing from you. Ask us a question or just say hello.

Join us on Facebook here or Twitter here.

Speak soon

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