Monthly Archives: November 2010

Walking on Dartmoor…it’s snow joke…

This weekend I had planned long walks over Dartmoor National Park for Saturday and Sunday. My first weekend of full on walking in preparation for the Kilimanjaro climb in February. Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country … Continue reading

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The circle of trust – a change of subject and a lesson learned.

I am breaking from tradition and writing a work related blog as a reaction to something that’s happened, that I wanted to share. Warning!!! This post is both social media and recruitment related, you might want to look away now! … Continue reading

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Climbing Kilimanjaro? It’s a dull trudge at times….

Most people are relatively impressed when I tell them that I am climbing up Mount Kilimanjaro. I doubt my friend John is one of them, although he is far too well mannered to actually say so. John is an experienced … Continue reading

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Be your own best friend…

Lots of people enjoy being on their own, I do not. It’s not that I cannot be by myself, I just prefer the company of others. My work is very people orientated and the office is always buzzing with visitors. … Continue reading

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Getting in ‘the zone’…introducing my fitness team!

I mean business this week! Up until now I have been ‘getting fit’ and doing exercise that I enjoy, which has basically been lots of running and sessions at Lions Den – the local cage fighters gym. Neither of these … Continue reading

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@TheHRD, I thank you…

I never thought I would be telling a story about how a man, who I have met but has never disclosed his real name to me, would sell advertising space on his blog to help me raise money for Sparks. … Continue reading

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Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance.

Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance, a well used military phrase that is keeping me focused right now. In 86 days I will be standing on Kilimanjaro ready for my adventure to start. 4.5 days climbing up the mountain and … Continue reading

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Strictly come dancing….eat your heart out!

My Mum, Mary, took me aside fairly quickly after I announced I was climbing up Kilimanjaro to say she was really keen to help as much as she could. It was something she had always wanted to do herself, I … Continue reading

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