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The Ultra Challenge – South West Coast 50k

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  • Guide Dogs
    I have signed up for an Ultra Challenge, the challenge is 50k within one day. The training has been on going. When you have a guide dog, one thing you do is walk! Whilst I have both some fitness and drive to complete I have joined the challenge with Jim Parker from Ilfracombe. The challenge is about raising awareness about the support a guide dog give as well as the charity needs support in raising money and reaching out for … More Guide Dogs
  • The Support Workers Role.
    This week has been a great week for getting out and about and offering advice on training , apprenticeships and simple meeting people again. I have been working at Head of Partnerships since April 2021. The number of contacts and organisations has increased by nearly double. I have trouble keeping track and making sure I support them all. The business has grown geographical as well as in volume. Which is perfect when working for a new business. Coming out of … More The Support Workers Role.
  • The Yorkshire 3 Peaks – UK
    Bunk Barn Accommodation The memories will last you far longer then the blisters. When we were planning our walk up and down Great Britton, we had to organise the best places to stay. Based on cost, location and the most relaxing. When we decided to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks, we had to consider the start of the 26 mile walk! We didn’t want to have to drive before or after the walk. 26 miles of walking plus the, … More The Yorkshire 3 Peaks – UK
  • Taxi!
    This weekend, my girls, seem to be sleeping. Lola, is our old cat that is resting more and more as the weeks go. She try’s to eat constantly yet manages to not eat much. Todays lunch was one of my favourites, corn-beef! I have to admit, I ate more than her. This week, Teal, managed to navigate both Bristol and Plymouth without to many hiccups… plus.. we managed to get our first taxi of the year. Our week has been … More Taxi!
  • On The Road – Braunton
    What a great family, disabled person friendly festival “On The Road”. On arrival I was met by some of Taw Explorer leaders who helped me across the Saunton Road crossing, followed by directing me into the festival. The festival field was perfectly organised with plenty of space to wonder around and find Music, Food, Loos and a Big Bar. There was three music areas, young bands, 80’s and 90’s DJs and the main stage. Plenty of things to do and … More On The Road – Braunton
  • Stratford to the Royal Docks in London
    As a building geek I make sure that when I go away, I take note of the local architecture. In early July 2021 I visited Stratford and took the DLR into the Royal Docks. The area has been on a 50 year regeneration from contaminated land through to £1 million apartments. The village I visited had it all. 9 storey apartment blocks, faced with brick and steel. Schools, shops and an amazing gym and pool. Simple, mixing the homelife with … More Stratford to the Royal Docks in London
  • Road Rage in North Devon
    Today’s post is simple titled “road rage”. I was sat in the popular bus that travels too and from Combe Martin to Barnstaple via Ilfracombe. The red Jaguar with a suitable dressed gentleman over took the bus as it was stopped at the bus stop at Watermouth Castle. The white van had two young man with a surf board in the roof. They had driven passed the bust stop earlier waving a finger at me with the classic song from … More Road Rage in North Devon
  • Sliding door moments!
    Employee number 3908 your time is up and we are making you redundant. Over the past decade I have found that life should never be taken for granted. Your long term plans should be looked at like entering the lottery. i.e.you hope to win big but the reality is you will simple enjoy the anticipation of winning. My changes towards long term plans started when I was told that I have RP in 2012, this a progressive eye condition that … More Sliding door moments!
  • Two Teens and a Blind Bloke
    In July 2019 my children and I set off on an adventure. Through out life I have set goals and created lists. This time I had set this challenge with both of my children. The challenge was to climb as many mountains and Peaks as we could. These included – Scarfel Pike, Ben Nevis, Snowdonia, The amazing Sycamore Gap on Hadrians Wall and the epic Yorkshire Three Peaks! We drove between places staying in reasonable priced accommodation. With my all … More Two Teens and a Blind Bloke
  • Back to Work – Working from Home – Virtual Meetings
    How many people are now settling into the new flexible way of working from home? No more traveling to attend meetings! I am one of many people that prior to March 2020 regularly sat in cars, trains and buses traveling between 30 minuets and 4 hours to attend work related meetings. Some of my meetings could last 30 minuets and some bigger events could last for hours. Now the new normal, is to arrange a meeting via an email or … More Back to Work – Working from Home – Virtual Meetings

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