It’s been a while so a long overdue blog post. It’s been a busy year – trips to Spain, Belgium (3 times!), France, and Iceland, a mix of work and pleasure. Most of 2017 was spent training for my second go at 100km in 3 days along the Western Front. I completed it in early October 2017 with my sister, we had a blog going so people could follow our progress. Between us we managed to raise over £4,100 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and we were well chuffed with ourselves.
Half term again, and where to go? I’ve never been to the middle-east, the boss has, once, over 20 years ago. A bit of googling turned up some really cheap deals to Dubai so decision made. Emirates from Heathrow (an A380 no less) was a good choice, and they certainly put BA to shame! Continue reading Dubai
When I was training for my 100km in 3 days Frontline Walk earlier this year I was amazed at the variety of walks across a lot of the land surrounding Farnborough and Aldershot. Caesar’s Camp for example, MOD land that stretches for miles and with some great views, even as far as London on a clear day. Continue reading Wellesley Woodlands walks
Half-term and we fancied a long weekend away. I don’t know why we picked Antwerp, but that was the destination. We like Belgium (apart from Brussels) but we’ve done Bruges to death, and after my recent Frontline Walk I fancied a break from Ypres (our usual destination), so Antwerp or Ghent seemed the logical choice. Continue reading Antwerp
We took a little trip back to Boston MA for the summer, our 4th time in the city. If you’ve never been I can highly recommend it, it’s a fabulous city, very European in feel, and with a lot of history. It’s a small city and easily walkable so don’t bother with a hire car. Continue reading Boston MA
I’m off on my travels soon, visiting that former colony the good ole US of A, specifically Boston, the one in Massachusetts not Lincolnshire. In this modern world I can’t face being without some type of connectivity, not to mention I need it to book my seats on the flight home. Continue reading Data, data, data…
I may have mentioned several times on social media that I have signed up for ‘2015 Frontline Walk’ in aid of the ABF Soldier’s Charity. This is a 100km walk over 3 days in the first week of October. We’ll be walking the Western Front from Arras to Ypres. As such, I needed a new pair of boots. Continue reading These boots are made for walking…
I’ve signed up for the Frontline Walk in aid of the Soldiers Charity. It’s a gruelling 100km trek across France and Belgium over 3 days (which will probably be wet and cold) in October 2015. It starts at the Lochnagar Crater and ends at the Menin Gate. Continue reading Felt like I needed a challenge, so in with both feet!