23 June 2019

The time has come to pull the shutters down on my virtual walk fundraiser from Lands End to John O’ Groats. It has raised the princely sum of £496.07 for Adderbury Library and I thank everyone who has donated. I will be asking the FOCAL IT guru, Stuart, to shut

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8 June 2019

Yesterday morning, at about 10am, I strolled into the main car park at John O Groats. My virtual walk was over. The original distance from Lands End to John O’Groats is 811 miles per Google Maps. I somehow did 913, but I did do several detours, especially around the Yorkshire

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24 May 2019

The chance of a full blog update right now is not possible. The important thing to mention is I am now only 41 miles from the famous signpost at John O’ Groats, and next Tuesday I move into my new home just outside Harrogate in North Yorkshire. I will therefore

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18 May 2019

This week has seen me reach the pinnacle of my weird and wonderful life over the past two months. It has also seen me sleep in seven different beds since last Saturday. Without a doubt, right now, my actual walking experiences are far more interesting than my “virtual” walking experiences.

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10 May 2019

And so the roadshow continues. I am still in Scotland but with a difference. My actual self is sharing the same places as my virtual self. It’s weird. Based in Kenmore in Perthshire, I did a 470 mile road trip to John O’Groats and back this week, and I found

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5 May 2019

It is very much a case of today is Sunday so this must be Scotland. Last Thursday I left Swanage and drove the near 300 miles to Harrogate in North Yorkshire. On Friday, my wife and I, amongst other things, house hunted. And we were very lucky. Very, very lucky.

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27 April 2019

Today’s blog update comes from a sunny but blowy Swanage in the aftermath of Storm Hannah. I finally left Adderbury on Wednesday. The removal men emptied our house on Tuesday and took our belongings up to Yorkshire on Wednesday where it is now being stored in a forty-foot trailer where

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19 April 2019

A slightly sad day today. It is Good Friday and the sun is shining. So why sad? This morning I trudged around my three-mile village route for the very last time. The removal van arrives next Tuesday and by Wednesday lunchtime I will no longer be living in West Adderbury.

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14 April 2019

As I am leaving the village shortly, I have resigned as the secretary and committee member with FOCAL. As a leaving present, the remaining committee members realised that I was a bit tired of trudging round my three mile walk in the village most weekday mornings. They therefore sent me…and

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22 March 2019

I think I need a break. I have walked an additional 20 miles this week which on my virtual walk has taken me from Logierait up to Pitlochry, passing the Dunfallandy Stone, close to the Pitlochry Dam, and near to The Enchanted Forest, before finally arriving at the local pub

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