I hoped my 50th year would be memorable. But back in January 2020 little did I realise what the year had in store for us all.
Continue reading 50 challenges for my 50th birthday: a year in review
To celebrate my 50th birthday in 2020 I’m attempting 50 things; some scary, some relaxing, others entertaining. One of the scarier options on my list was abseiling 300ft off the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.
Continue reading Abseiling the Spinnaker Tower, Hampshire
Ask a local to name a long distance path in Oxfordshire and they’ll probably opt for the Ridgeway. Or perhaps the Thames Path. I’m pretty sure they won’t mention the Oxfordshire Way.
Continue reading Walking the Oxfordshire Way
What better way to spend a wet winter’s day than caving in the Mendips? The perfect way to tick off one of my 50th birthday challenges.
Continue reading Beginner’s caving in the Mendips, Somerset
In case it’s not apparent from the title I’m 50 this year!
I’m not one for parties but I do want to celebrate my half century. I’ve decided on a self indulgent year, doing more of those things I always meant to do, from outdoor activities to attending talks and shows.
Continue reading 50 things to do for my 50th birthday
It’s taken me three months to write up the final section of our 100 mile South Downs Way walk. Perhaps I left it this long so that I forgot about the decidedly autumnal weather we encountered.
Continue reading Walking the South Downs Way with children: part 4 Lewes to Eastbourne