The Secret Life of a Fundraiser

Well….. that’s step 1 done…… At least I got out of bed after 36 hours. 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, cried most of the time, threw in some sleep for good measure, didn’t shower or brush my teeth. I’m still in the same clothes I was wearing 3 days … Continue reading The Secret Life of a Fundraiser

Radio Interview on Phoenix FM

28/03/17 Here’s round 2 of me delving into my life on the radio. This one didn’t feel like I was being thrown in at the deep end as much as the last. The 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 … Continue reading Radio Interview on Phoenix FM

Radio Interview with BBC Essex

21/03/17 Well that 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. In turns out that Ronnie didn’t even ask much about my rowing challenge!  He had … Continue reading Radio Interview with BBC Essex

30 DAY COLD SHOWER CHALLENGE – March 2016

After the success of my February Challenge, The #SugarFreeFeb gang and I decided to continue with another monthly challenge: The 30 Day Cold Shower Challenge! (click the link on the text above the read where the idea came from). I’d already decided and started this challenge mid- late February after listening to Scott Carney’s What Doesn’t Kill Us audiobook. Amazingly, as I was about to suggest … Continue reading 30 DAY COLD SHOWER CHALLENGE – March 2016

IOL Bushcraft Skills – Course Review

13/02/17 In another impromptu moment, I was invited to attend a bushcraft and survival skills course at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire.  Without hesitation, I of course said yes as this is totally up my street. The 6.5 hour course, hosted by the Institute for Outdoor Learning cost £45, (for IOL members, £90 for non-members) and covered the following: Confident fire lighting Using natural materials for survival and shelter … Continue reading IOL Bushcraft Skills – Course Review

The Sugar Free Challenge Conclusion

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 Paul (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. I’ll … Continue reading The Sugar Free Challenge Conclusion

A Very Micro Microadventure

19/02/17 After a very 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 our garden. It was just the thing I needed to blow … Continue reading A Very Micro Microadventure

The Sugar Free Challenge – February 2017

04/02/17 Each 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. … Continue reading The Sugar Free Challenge – February 2017