20/04/17 After my last post, I figured it was only fair to deliver you a slightly more upbeat running commentary of my fundraising antics. Yesterday I secured a major sponsor! I am delighted to announce that eMoov will be the Lead Sponsor for my 1,800 mile rowing challenge around Great Britain! It hasn’t really sunk it yet.Have you ever wanted and worked for something so much, … Continue reading It Finally Happened!
That’s step 1 done.At least I got out of bed after 36 hours of festering in my own misery. In that time I didn’t open the curtains despite it being a wonderful sunny Good Friday. I didn’t eat. I barely drank anything and cried most of the time. I threw in some sleep for good measure but didn’t shower or brush my teeth. I’m still in … Continue reading The Secret Life of a Fundraiser
28/03/17The guys from Phoenix FM were celebrating their 10th birthday and hosting the show on the road, which was fascinating to see. A few bits of technology whizzed their voices and music across to 40,000 people in Essex. Incredible! I’d have imagined several vans parked outside with massive satellites attached to the roof but no, apparently all they needed was decent wifi. Check out my interview here: Continue reading Phoenix FM Interview before the Great British Row
21/03/17That was exciting! I just got interviewed on The Ronnie Barbour Show on BBC Essex Radio. After getting to grips with doing interviews on the Tough Girl podcast, I didn’t feel as nervous as I usually do and arrived all prepared with cue cards in case I got tongue tied. It turns out Ronnie didn’t even ask much about my rowing challenge. He had been delving into … Continue reading Radio Interview with BBC Essex
March 2016 ChallengeAfter the success of my February Challenge, The #SugarFreeFeb gang and I decided to continue with another monthly challenge: The 30 Day Cold Shower Challenge! I’d already started this challenge mid-late February after listening to Scott Carney’s What Doesn’t Kill Us audiobook. In the first few chapters of the audiobook above, Scott explains the Wim Hof method and the benefits of cold water training. This was enough … Continue reading 30 Day Cold Shower Challenge
13/02/17In another impromptu moment, I was invited to attend a bushcraft and survival skills course at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire. Without hesitation, of course Isaid yes. The 6.5 hour course, hosted by the Institute for Outdoor Learning cost £45 for members and £90 for non-members and covered the following: Confident fire lighting Using natural materials for survival and shelter Tarps and shelters Knot skills Bushcraft games Course leaders … Continue reading Bushcraft Skills Course Review
35 days of a sugar-free living and I am loving it, as are my 2 friends who joined the Sugar Free Revolution (I named it that 😇). After posting my challenge on social media, I was thrilled that my friendPaul (the inspiration behind #sugarfreefeb) and I got a new recruit, Martyn. We started a Facebook Messenger chat and took pictures of our meals every day providing each other with accountability, encouragement, and inspiration. … Continue reading 30 Day Sugar Free Challenge Conclusion
02/02/17Today is World Book Day and I just caught up with my friend Cat Meffan’s latest blog post about ‘What Books Should You Be Reading?’ As I haven’t written a blog for a while, I came over all inspired, ran upstairs and grabbed the books that sit next to my bed to show you what I am currently reading. As you can see, I’m a non-fiction girl selecting autobiographies … Continue reading Book Club 2017
19/02/17After a busy few weeks focusing on fundraising and sponsorship, teamed with the dark winter mornings and evenings, I was getting itchy feet for an adventure. With limited time, energy and finances, my housemate and I decided to do the tiniest of microadventures and set up camp just 12 metres from our front door in the garden. It was just the thing I needed to blow away the … Continue reading The World’s Smallest Microadventure?
04/02/17Each month, I plan on doing a ‘challenge’ to assist me in becoming a healthier and more productive human. February’s challenge is to eliminate sugar from my diet. For many years I was very strict with my eating plan, only eating sugar and sweet things once per week on a ‘cheat day’, but recently I found myself on the sugar train (choo choo) far too frequently. I’d … Continue reading 30 Day Sugar Free Challenge