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GEAR REVIEW – ALTRA LONE PEAK 4.0 WOMENS

Item: Altra Lone Peak Trail Runners Total Cost: £139.00 Used for: 3 Season Hiking Enjoyment Level: Best shoes so far! Gear Review after 600 miles! After watching endless YouTube videos I was hooked with the Altra Lone Peak 4.0’s so I purchased a pair in May 2019.  Since then I have walked two long-distance trails.…

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SOUTH DOWNS WAY – DAY 5 | AMBERLEY TO TRULEIGH HILL

Weather: Hot until mid day, then overcast. Difficulty Level: Moderate today Location: Amberley to YHA Truleigh Hill Distance Travelled: 16.54 miles Health: Painful ankle! The one where I’m joined by an excitable Jason! WEATHER:  Hot until midday, then overcast for later afternoon. DISTANCE:   16.54 miles LOCATION: Amberly to Truleigh Hill SUMMARY THE LONG WINDED…

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BOOK REVIEW – My MIDSUMMER MORNING

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure by  Alastair Humphreys  Seasoned adventurer Alastair Humphreys pushes himself to his very limits – busking his way across Spain with a violin he can barely play. In 1935 a young Englishman named Laurie Lee arrived in Spain. He had never…

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TREAT OF THE WEEK | SOLAR POWER PACK

Item: Solar Power Pack Total Cost: £35.99 Used for: Long Distance Hikes Enjoyment Level: I’ll let you know! Treat of the week When Jason joined me on the South Downs Way I had “gear envy” as he showed me his new solar charging pack.  This thing was heavy and I initially dismissed it for any…

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MicroAdventure #6 – THE ONE WITH THE ROWING BOAT!

Micro Adventure Progress Bar for 2019 0% Time Taken: 1 night Difficulty Level: A bit challenging! Location: Milton Keynes Gear Taken: Overnight camping gear and floaty things! Enjoyment Level: Good fun (sort of) One Monday Evening… My plans were to walk the Gritstone Trail this week, but after leaving it until the last minute for…

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SOUTH DOWNS WAY – DAY 4 | COCKING TO AMBERLEY

Weather: Another scorcher! Difficulty Level: Moderate today Location: Cocking to Amberley Distance Travelled: 14.62 miles Health: All good. No pain today. The one with the sexy male runner at 6 am! WEATHER:  Another scorcher! DISTANCE:   14.62 miles LOCATION: Cocking to Amberly SUMMARY 📚 Today I plugged myself into an audiobook and the miles flew…

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TREAT OF THE WEEK | MIDORI TRAVEL JOURNAL

Item: Midori Travel Journal & refills Total Cost: c£25 for the journal & £7.95 for refill packs of 3 Used for: Daily journalling Enjoyment Level: Couldn’t live without it. Treat of the week I have been a fan of writing a diary or journal since I was a teenager.  I have a whole range of…

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SOUTH DOWNS WAY – DAY 3 | BURITON TO COCKING

Weather: Not too hot… just right! Difficulty Level: Still in pain. Not as many hills. Location: Buriton to Cocking Distance Travelled: 16.49 miles Health: Started ok, and ankle was bad at the end. The one with the penis display! WEATHER: A sprinkling of sunshine throughout the day with a nice cool breeze. Perfect walking weather.…

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BOOK REVIEW – WHAT THE PSYCHIC TOLD THE PILGRIM

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Midlife Misadventure on Spain’s Camino de Santiago In this wickedly funny account, Jane Christmas describes her pilgrimage along Spain’s infamous Camino de Santiago de Compostela in celebration of her fiftieth birthday. Somehow she finds herself leading fourteen squabbling middle-aged women—until she…

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