Tag Archives: walking

Living in a variable climate

Saturday’s children needed sunglasses, waterproofs, wooly scarfs and finally, because there were three groups and the days are short now – torches. The kids in the third group thought it was a great adventure having to navigate the last couple … Continue reading

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Time to stop being cosy…

I’ve been remarkably domesticated recently, but as we head towards darker, colder and wetter days (dark at 4:30pm today and a¬†current amber warning for heavy rain overnight), we start our walking with other people’s children season… It aways seems quite … Continue reading

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Cliffs, high winds and mushrooms…

It’s hard to believe that we walked two days of the Jersey Coast in October – the photos look like some sort of summer day on a Caribbean island with turquoise seas and golden sands. In fact, on the first … Continue reading

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Season of mists…

Today was a holiday for us, some sort of September pagan ritual lost in the mists of time no doubt, so we celebrated by taking three tents in for repair. The little darlings are rough on kit, and interestingly it’s … Continue reading

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Finding the remote places

After a summer of only just holding it together (but luckily we have holiday insurance, good family and patience) today Handsome and I made the first baby steps back into walking. We had good intentions of going for an out-and-back … Continue reading

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Perilous perambulations…

…or why we won’t be going to the Lake District after all. Tomorrow morning we were supposed to be setting off for six days walking (in the torrential rain) in the Lake District – I’m even packed. Handsome, however, is … Continue reading

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Foibles

This time last year I was issuing kit to our largest ever Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Group before their expedition. There was a lot of competition for the newest stuff as well as for the rucksacks that matched their waterproofs. … Continue reading

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Tougher than the pandas

All my walking this week has been with or around students – some of it was voluntary (the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group) and some of it was a bit more curricular… Last week was our healthy week at school, … Continue reading

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Domestic Goddess

What is the best way of dealing with an overflowing ironing basket? Or the forty nine items on my things-to-do list, which include such gems as ‘Clear Mouse’s hair out of the shower plug-hole’ and ‘Check when the next family … Continue reading

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It doesn’t always work out well

Yesterday in the Borders was a day of torrential, cold rain, which turned into hail on the tops of the hills, and all of it being blown sideways by a bitter wind. It was the kind of bad weather day … Continue reading

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