Another 6am start and another welcome hot cup of coffee made outside the door of the tent by one of our kind porters. I slept for six hours last night and despite feeling rested and well, I awake with my emotions in turmoil. … More Mt Kilimanjaro Part 3 : Shira Cave Camp > Lava Tower > Baranco Camp
I made a quick call to Iain and Rosie in the morning to say my last goodbye for a while as I didn’t know when I would be able to get signal again. 27 slightly anxious people, most of us strangers, all gathered in the reception … More Mt. Kilimanjaro Part 2 : Machame Gate to Shira Cave Camp
Saying goodbye was tough.
I’d been in tears all morning – excited about the adventure ahead and yet terrified about leaving Rosie. Suddenly the thought of being so far away from her without much, if any, contact was just all too much. … More Mt. Kilimanjaro Part 1 : Leaving for Tanzania
I haven’t slept a wink. My stomach is churning – could be the anti-malaria tablets – or maybe just the excited nervousness about what I’ll endure over the next 11 days.
Almost ten months to the day after signing up to trek Mount Kilimanjaro, today I fly out to Africa.
… More Today’s the day – Africa here I come!
We don’t get away much!
In fact we’ve not been away longer than a weekend in years (and those are mainly going to visit family!).
We tried a couple of years ago when Iain’s mum and dad kindly paid for all the family to stay together in a wonderful house by the sea in Perranporth, Cornwall. However
… More Devon delights
We did it!!! I can’t believe that three months ago, three friends consumed three bottles of wine (and a little bit more) and made the beginnings of a plan to organise a spectacular charity ball with the aim to raise over £5,000 for Muscular Dystrophy UK and I can’t believe we did it! Our grand total … More Rosie’s Charity Ball (Part 2 – the main event!)
It’s been a little bit quiet here lately!
So much has happened since my last post on April 4 – a new job, family member, book launch and album recorded, birthday parties, weddings and family outings combined with the biggest event in the Clevedon calendar – Rosie’s inaugural Charity Ball! … More Rosie’s Charity Ball (Part 1 – the run up!)