oh we have had a lovely couple of days of sunshine and tomorrow they say it is still going to be lovely again. I have ever growing strange tan lines, the sock lines are the most flattering 😉
The middle part of the UK is rather dull not much to differentiate one day from the next lots of sweet country villages and windy roads to navigate round. Very pretty and sweet but not where I would chose to actually live. I am missing London today I must say.
So the last couple of days I walked a variety of some days alone and some with my dad and some afternoons with my mum. It’s all just going very well really. My feet are happy little walker feet. My face is brown and rosy and the tent is now up and back in action! Well the new one. We purchased an Out Well, much better. No offence Vango but your Icaruas tent was pretty shite. We are much happier and I am really growing attached to my little house and roll matts.
All in all a happy, simple few days and really looking forward to having a day off to take photos, not to stop walking of course. I could walk forever… My feet just want to keep going and going. Maybe my next walking adventure will be The Great Wall of China?
I am just about to go to bed safely wrapped up in my sleeping bag. We face the outskirts of Leeds tomorrow as we are currently just East of the main city. Keeping as rural as possible.
Happy Hump Day! X
A slight path alteration through a few fields under and over a few fences across a river. Usual
One of my favourite flowers
The daily feet regime
How am I still going?! I have not hit the wall quite yet. Nearly I did today. Today was hard… We went off route by about 3 miles and it was a real struggle. It is ok to have one low point considering I have nearly done 200 miles without a hiccup I think one low afternoon is allowed, would you say? Tomorrow we reach Harrogate and we are on track or maybe even ahead of schedule which I am very pleased about.
I will post some photos tomorrow. Going to try and get an early start tomorrow!
Whatever happens. I will never give up. Or be beaten. I am strong minded and focused. Do not look back or dwell on the miles ahead Hannah!
Goodnight all x
How are we all? We are making great progress. We have survived our first 2 nights and 2 days walking. It’s been slow but that is how we like it after all the tortoise wins the race.
So let’s begin…
Our first night was just on the outskirts of Edinburgh, 8 miles away to be exact. It was situated right under a very beautiful Viaduct Bridge, the train however did not run as the track was still being built. We did have the lovely noisey A7 right by our tent all night. Oh such joy with the cars going past all night. Anyway we slept well and walked our first 8 miles with ease, mum walked with me she did very well. A little nagging to start but of course, the usual mother moans.
Here are some snaps from day 1.
We really are having a lovely time as a family, well half the family. Might not be saying that after a week but keep reading and checking up on our progress and of course spread the word of what the cause is for! (TWOWEEKSIVN)
Day 2 coming next… Horrendous signal please wait until I get to Jedburgh tomorrow
The early morning hours are so quiet. There’s space to breathe, reflect, meditate, read, write. If you’re like me, and you want to make an early start but you just can’t, then here are 5 tips:
- Wake up a little bit earlier everyday until you get to your goal wake up time.
- Think, “I am a morning person. I love waking up early.”
- Put your alarm out of reach, so you have to get up to turn it off.
- Motivate yourself with an inspiring reason to rise early.
5. Go to bed early!
Thank you Inner Space.
So I receive these lovely little quotes from Inner Space each day, they are very motivational and make me think a lot about what I am doing.
I am going along to a meditation session they are holding on Friday night – it is free.. click here if you want to join too.
A great book I am currently reading to prepare me for the walk. I am only a little way in but I feel like it is going to open my eyes and mind.
By Mark Williams and Danny Penman.