Well, there was some walking this year, totalling around 1,201.84 miles 88,478.12 feet ascent, but I didn’t walk with Laura until February. We also went to a family wedding in February, which was a lovely social for us in Glasgow.
March saw some walking with Laura and our three young athletes were competing in the Scottish Air Pistol Championships in Edinburgh.
April saw more Challenge preparation with Laura on the Fishwives Walk.
And then there was May, when I backpacked across Scotland with my world on my back to for two weeks, this time crossing from Oban to Stonehaven. I had a fabulous time.
More local strolling for me around Altyre Estate during June, with a little DofE thrown in for fun.
July saw us venture to York for a few days of leisure.
August was a bit busier, we took the athletes to Surrey to compete in the Junior International Championships, we did some more DofE, we had a wonderful time with visitors Mick and Gayle and Rhiannon and Ciara moved into the flat they’re sharing in Aberdeen whilst they are both at University there.
A fab walk with Mick and Gayle
In September, as well as finally seeing our Silver Group pass their Expedition, I also found ‘Harry Houdini, the Disappearing Hernia’, hopefully he should be sorted in the next couple of months…
October, November and December saw me enjoying lots of local walks and some with Laura too. Aedan was still competing and performing well at two competitions at Cardiff.
The Lovely Laura
All in all, we’ve had a busy year, all good fun and hopefully there’ll be more to come in the New Year, who knows!
PS I apologise for the lack of photographs, I’ll come back and add some over the next few days!!