Arctic-Mummy swims the Jurassic Coast!

It was an early start on Saturday 29th June, I met up with Sally just after 7.00am, on a gloriously sunny morning to drive down to Durdle Door for a 9.00am briefing! The wild swim was organised by Swim Trek. We had two lovely ladies Kate & Vickie guiding us, and two support boats. Our group Read More…

Long Long Lengths …..

I managed an open water training swim in The Quays at Camberley about 10 days ago! It was very early (7.30am) on a grey Sunday morning. I met with Basil, my brother-in-law for a bit of training & expert advice (Basil completed his first double iron man the week before, only a 4.8mile swim, 224 mile Read More…

Arctic-Mummy Takes to the Water!

I have started my training for the wild swim due to take place at the end of this month. So far I have only been in the pool, which is decidedly warm! Having not been in the pool for over a year I was a little apprehensive about my water fitness, but all the cross training Read More…

A Roady on a Mountain Bike!

On Sunday 5th May I participated in my 5th challenge – The Sarsen Trail, Neolithic 50km  cycle ride across Salisbury Plain, starting & finishing at Stonehenge. This was a massive event organised by The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, which included running, walking and biking events. Trevor and I cycled the 50km route (unfortunately Neil had to drop out Read More…

Arctic-Mummy in chocolate heaven!

On Saturday I completed my 4th challenge – chocolate making! This was my birthday present from John, a half day session for 2, learning how to make posh chocs! I met my eldest sister, Nicki, bright & early in Arlesford for a coffee before heading to Chocolatecraft’s workshop at Upton Farm. To begin with we learnt Read More…

Mountain Biking – Wet & Wild

As I have been told, I am bit behind the curve with my training for the 50km Stonehenge bike ride – but I think that this has been consistent for all my challenges (except chocolate making) which is the result of doing 12 challenges in 12 months …… it is all part of the experience! Last Read More…

Snow Shoeing with the Lammergeier

Yesterday was an amazing day, snow shoeing in the mountains. Mark & I started from the village of Pralognan where we took 2 chair lifts up the mountain to Pont de la Gliere. It was a cold overcast day with winds blowing up to 40km/hr. We started at just over 2000m and climbed steadily upwards Read More…

Arctic-Mummy is back in the Snow!

 It has been 2 years since I had a real opportunity to play in the snow, so I have been really looking forward to my third challenge this year – snow shoeing in Meribel, and it has not disappointed! for anybody who likes walking, particularly nordic walking this is a great winter sport. whilst the Read More…

Seven White Horses & far too many miles!

We were very lucky with the weather on w/e 2/3 March. It was dry & there was little wind! Heather, Janine & I met in Pewsey Co-op car park at 6.15am. It was already beginning to get light, so luckily we did not have to mess about with head torches. The first leg was rather Read More…

Why Plan ….

My objective for this year, had been to take on a monthly challenge before turning 50 in December. I thought I had the first 4 months planned out: January – 90 Mile Walk round the White Horses of Wiltshire raising funds for the Trussell Trust February – Learn how to make posh chocolates March – Read More…