Great Deeds and Celebrations (EBC – 22 weeks to go)

Sunday 2nd June 2013

In the week when we remember the wonderful achievement of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay – 60 years ago (May 29) they successfully climbed, and returned from, the summit of Everest, spare a thought for George Mallory and Andrew Irvine who lost their lives in the 1924. Even Hillary found  time on the summit to look for any clues that may have determined whether or not they also reached the top  nearly 30 years before. As I have previously stated I believe they made it. What I do know is that George spent many hours walking in The Cotswolds (OK, he did do a great deal of climbing in Wales, Europe and beyond) so I am on the right lines!!

This week we, have been walking in The Cotswolds. Lots miles covered in the most heavenly settings imaginable, but very little height. Having said that if you have not been it is surprising how rolling hills and fields can have some steep ascents and descents. It really is a refreshing change to walk in this wonderful countryside, with some sun, a little breeze and lots of wild flowers, wild life (saw buzzards, harriers, foxes, badgers; heard cuckoos, bats owls). I was also celebrating because a short break like this restores the soul taking a few days away from everything.

This week I did not attend a yoga class or ride my bike or lose any weight, in fact I put on a couple of pounds…again! However I did do four lots of my circuit training. I also did four walks; 25mls, 10hrs 23mins and 2624ft climbed. I met three hfh, big and slobbery and when they were told to sit by their owner they did that and stared at her, not me! Very disciplined but very dangerous!

Today a further fund raising activity, and planning, for the next few months both training and fund raising.

From the Macmillan website a little bit about the nurses. Macmillan Nurses are funded by your donations.  For many people affected by cancer, Macmillan nurses are a valued and trusted source of expert information, advice and support – free of charge. As of December 2011, there were 3,707 Macmillan nurse posts across the UK, both in hospitals and in the community.

Patients need to be referred by your GP, your hospital consultant, a district nurse or a hospital ward sister. Don’t hesitate to ask them if there are Macmillan nurses available in your area.

A request this week. Please ask any interested person to follow the blog! One thing might lead to another!  It is easy to do just click on the link and ‘follow.’

http://www.justgiving.com/Charles-Appleyard

Until next week. Goodbye.

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