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A Spires and Steeples Re-Match

On Sunday I asked a lot of my body. And it delivered. I started and finished the Spires and Steeples Challenge, walking the 26(.75 ish) miles from Lincoln to Sleaford. Finishing wasn’t a given. I abandoned the hike at the half way point last year, defeated by the terrible weather and difficult conditions. This year

On the Footplate of a Steam Train

A few of the things on my bucket list are childhood dreams, and probably quite common ones at that. One of those is to drive a steam train – and I came remarkably close the other weekend when I spent some time riding on the footplate of the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Shortly after Christmas I

“In Beauty May I Walk” Sculpture at Doddington Hall

If you’re local to Lincoln (or even if you’re not) then the sculpture exhibition at Doddington Hall and Gardens is well worth a visit. Called “In Beauty May I Walk”, it’s open until 7th September and there’s a fabulous cafe to get a slice of cake afterwards. (And if someone wants to buy me either the

Year in Photos – Weeks 30 & 31

Wednesday 30 July – It is finished! Thursday 31 July – How cute are these little baby booties? I made them! Thanks to Rock+Paper+Scissors for their baby accessories class this evening. Friday 1 August – Brayford Pool, Lincoln. Saturday 2 August – Flapjack for breakfast. The (almost) healthy option. Well it is home made! Sunday

The Hottest Place on Earth – Wild West Part Three

In the same way that nothing can really prepare you for skiing in -29 degrees Celsius (which we did in Ruka, Finland), nothing can prepare you for riding a motorbike in +48 degrees Celsius. It is not simply a case of being a bit hotter than a normal summer in the UK. Think double the

Year in Photos – Week 29

Wednesday 23 July – Lincoln Cathedral from Brayford Pool. Thursday 24 July – Crisps in a cup. This stops me eating all the crisps a colleague brought in to share! Friday 25 July – A hike up Kinder Scout to remember how hiking always made me feel alive. Read the post here. Saturday 26 July – Rhino sculpture

Year in Photos – Week 28

Wednesday 16 July – Big skies over Lincoln’s Brayford Pool. Thursday 17 July – Been everywhere. Seen everything. No – me neither, but I’m working on it! Friday 18 July – Route planning for a walk up Kinder Scout next week. Saturday 19 July – Thorpe Lake, Whisby Nature Park (in-between the heavy rain). Sadly no bathing allowed. Sunday

Year in Photos – Week 27

Wednesday 9 July – Where have you been? Well actually I’ve been on a nice long holiday, thanks for asking! Thursday 10 July – An unedited sky over my garden. Friday 11 July – Sweet, sweet grapes. I’m at least trying to be good! Saturday 12 July – Nothing beats putting your feet up with a

On Failing to Break a World Record

One of those slightly more unusual things that has been sat on my bucket list for several years is to hold a Guiness World Record. I’ve never had any clue what record it might be, but in my head I have images of Roy Castle and a television studio and an audience cheering and this song… Sorry for

Race for Life and my new Brooks Trainers

On Sunday I joined with thousands of other women from the area to take part in the Lincoln Race for Life at the Showground. I’d signed up earlier in the year to take part in the 10km fundraising event to do my bit for Cancer Research UK and also to encourage myself to go out

Photo Walk: Steep Hill, Lincoln

After reading this post over on Skybiker’s blog earlier, I decided a lunchtime walk was in order. Just a short walk to get some fresh air in the middle of the day – with my phone in hand of course to get some snaps of pretty things along the way. I was only out for half an

Calling all Lincolnshire Musicians – Performance and World Record Attempt!

Ever fancied playing a piece of music with 1,500 people? SoundLincs, who are celebrating their 15th birthday this year, are arranging the opportunity to do just that – the B15 project are looking for enthusiastic musicians and singers of all ages, traditions, interests and abilities to take part in a unique record breaking event. B15 is

The Seals at Donna Nook and the Storm Surge

I am so pleased I went to see the seals last Friday (29th November). One week later and the Warden at Donna Nook is looking at devastation as he surveys the site. The storm surge on Thursday night forced them to rip down the fence separating the seals from the dunes (which normally allows people

#BEDN 12 > Your Hometown – Lincoln

“Where are you from” has been a bit of a difficult question for me to answer in the past. Due to my mum and dad’s work, I lived in several different towns before I was 17 – giving me a mixed British accent and meaning that actually I didn’t have an answer to that question.

My Week in Photos 21 to 27 Oct 2013

21 to 27 October 2013 My courgette spaghetti (courgetti) experiment was a definite success – you should try it. Receiving a personalised box of tea from Twinings in the post really made me smile. I am very easily pleased! I take part in the weekly “smart phone square” photo challenge through the Instachimps photography group