Updates

Charity Bake Off

My colleagues and I held a Charity bake off on Monday and Tuesday in two of our offices - Witney (Monday) and Cirencester (Tuesday). Don’t get too excited. It wasn't on the scale of The Great British Bake Off where colleagues ran around trying ...
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Kilimanjaro Summit Weather Forecast

As we close in on the 17th I, for some reason, decided to have a look at the forecast for Mt Kilimanjaro. Perhaps not the wisest of ideas...maybe I should've just not looked and left it to be a surprise?! Damp ...
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Blinking Flip! 10 Days…

Blinking flip! In 10 days time Sarah, Margaret and I will be on our way to start the challenge that is Mt Kilimanjaro! 10 days! Thankfully there's not much left to buy or do. My Visa should be waiting for ...
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Snowdon Double Take

I failed. Okay so maybe "failed" is the wrong thing to say. I managed to climb to the summit of Snowdon on Friday in just under two hours and forty minutes. Not bad for someone who was on crutches at ...
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Snowdon Replay

Not sure whether this is such a good idea or not being so close to the "main event", but I've decided to go back to Snowdon and climb to the summit again! I'll be walking the same route as a ...
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Eynsham Hall Workout

Finished a workout at Eynsham Hall - very quiet at this time of night which is nice - and on my way out thought the hall itself looked particularly majestic, so snapped a quick photo! Helps ease the 'pain' when ...
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Forty Days

What can you do in forty days? If you're of a religious disposition, quite a lot apparently; God destroyed everything with 40 days and 40 nights of rain, Goliath taunted Saul’s army for 40 days before David arrived to slay him ...
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Two Months!

Two months people, two months! Two months today I'll be on my way to the airport to fly off to Tanzania ready to undertake the one of the biggest challenges of my life! Help me raise some money for a ...
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Snowdon ‘Conquered’!

I can now check Snowdon off the list of mountains climbed! A very grey, cloudy and chilly Saturday saw a fairly tough plod up the Llanberis path to the summit of Snowdon. I've been told that the views along this ...
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Snowdon – Here I come!

This time tomorrow (Saturday) I hope to be well on my way up to Snowdon's summit! I'm joining a few others, including Sarah and Margaret who I'm climbing Kilimanjaro with, and staying overnight on Friday in a little hotel in Blaenau Ffestiniog ...
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Jabs

No, not the kind that the late great Muhammad Ali threw with great effect, but the kind the Nurse at your local health clinic gets bored with doing and looses all finesse of administering! This morning saw my first round ...
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Countdown

Not sure if this is a good thing (for me)? For some reason I decided I should have a "countdown timer" on the site so people can see how soon we set off for our climb up a "big hill" ...
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Kit Update

For those that are interested, I've updated the Kit List page with the latest additions. These are - Warm Jacket, Socks, t-shirts and a couple of other bits and bobs ...
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A Walk in the Clouds

My return to the Brecon Beacons started with a chilly walk up into the clouds. It wasn't long before the sun burnt the clouds off and the glorious views were apparent once more. A nice 9.5 mile walk over Corn ...
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