Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Yorkshire food joy at Porter Brook Deli in Sharrow Vale Road - visiting Granny in Sheffield


I've been visiting Sheffield all my life....but somehow never realised how charming Sharrow Vale Road is before. Perhaps this is recent. Maybe I've been there before and forgotten what used to be there.


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Moments of August - music, bare legs and laziness


Summer has rushed past me faster than I can function! I've been tired and lazy and emotional but still enjoyed plenty of sunshine and ice cream and melon and music.


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Vegetarian Failure! Dealing with the guilt.


It was a long struggle to make the choice to go vegetarian but once the decision was made, I found it surprisingly easy.


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 6 - the village where Hassan lives


After the effort and the emotional high of Toubkal, day 6 was a much needed calm down. Staying in Hassan's village and experiencing a hammam and drinking mint tea.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 5 - actual Toubkal day!!!!


4167 metres above sea level! Highest day of the trip, the day I'd been working towards for months!

It was a massive fitness achievement for me and an incredible view. I remember when my biggest fitness achievement was managing to run for 5 mins, then 15 mins, then 5k. And there was the first time I managed to touch my toes. Since then, my fitness achievements haven't felt so massive - going up weights in kettlebells, learning different punches, dashing up 15 flights of stairs with relative ease - these achievements feel smaller than those initial ones. Toubkal felt like a big deal though.

This post is full of joy.


Monday, 15 August 2016

Exodus - Mount Toubkal climb trip - Day 4 - altitude struggles in the Atlas Mountains


This day of the trip was my struggle day. I think the whole group suffered mild effects of the altitude which include headaches, nausea, appetite loss, shortness of breath and trouble sleeping.


Saturday, 6 August 2016