I am one very lucky girl! I have been looked after and throughly spoilt in my few days before the start of the trail. I had a small problem at US customs. I brought with me a bag full of food. Mostly mountain house meals (freeze dried food) and chocolate and sweets. I declared it […]Read more "Pre-trail pampering / reunion tour"
General jumbled ramblings … I am outta here! I’m about to get on the plane and leave behind the madness of Brexit and the wash out of ‘summer’ in the UK, and head across the pond to the general madness of America. I’m excited! I’m terrified! I’m weirdly calm and completely panicked at the same […]Read more "#alexit"
Of all the things I’ve done, raising money for charity has been one of the hardest. It consists of huge emotional highs and huge emotional lows. When people support you and your cause it is heartwarming and seeing your fundraising total going up makes you feel good. But the pressure (I put on myself) to […]Read more "Just A Drop"
Why do you want to do it again? Why don’t you do a different trail? Isn’t one big life changing adventure enough? Interestingly there are more questions now than there were last time, and last time they were easy to answer. This time, not so much. So there are a few reasons why I want […]Read more "Pacific Crest Trail Round 2. This Time It’s Southbound. "
So the flights are booked and I’m teetering on the edge of the next two adventures. Eek! 1. July 2016 – Pacific Crest Trail Southbound (Canada to Mexico) 2. December 2016 – Te Araroa, New Zealand People who know me and readers of this blog will know that I have struggled to readjust to ‘life […]Read more "The next adventure(s)"
The day finally came and I got my flight! The flight to San Diego is long. I watched a few films to pass the time: Gone Girl – it was terrible, the main actress was terrible, the story was terrible, the ending was terrible. The Imitation Game – the one about Alan Turing. Absolutely amazing. […]Read more "San Diego"
Fundraising is hard. It comes with amazing highs – like receiving a donation from a stranger and the knowledge that you are supported by your friends and family. It also sometimes comes with a bit of disappointment – although I don’t expect anyone to donate, there are some people who I hope will support me, […]Read more "One day we will beat cancer"