Watership Down in the Snow

Some days just have to be celebrated and Sunday 3 February 2019 was one of those days. Blue skies and sunshine shone over a landscape transformed by snow: Hampshire and Berkshire were a wintery delight. Continue reading “Watership Down in the Snow”

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Walking and Sketching – introducing an article written for TGO Online

I recently had an article published on TGO Online (link at the end of this post) entitled Taking a Sketchbook for a Walk, which I do regularly. Drawing is a lovely way to capture aspects of a day out and searching for a subject helps give a walk a focus. Continue reading “Walking and Sketching – introducing an article written for TGO Online”

Walking round Wales – Part Two, time with friends and family

As Robbie Burns so aptly put it: ‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley’. My scheme was to complete the Wales Coast Path this summer, but once again, life has intervened to halt me in my tracks. Luckily the reasons are positive ones, but it does mean that I won’t complete the trail this summer (although I may complete it before the year is out). Continue reading “Walking round Wales – Part Two, time with friends and family”

The Lakeland Five Passes Ultra – my very first DNF

Spoiler alert: for those of you who may not know what DNF stands for, it’s Did Not Finish.

There was always a distinct possibility that I would not be able to finish this gruelling event, but the chances of that increased as I lay in the dust below Loughrigg with one leg bent under me and an ankle at a funny angle (see previous post https://lizziwake.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/lakeland-five-passes-recce-lark-song-and-cuckoos/). Continue reading “The Lakeland Five Passes Ultra – my very first DNF”

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