Monthly Archives: July 2013

20/07/13 Education, education, education.

I was whisked off the road for a few days while Ella and I attended the wedding of a good friend of hers at Oxford University’s Exeter college. The whole experience was rather wonderful – from the college chapel to … Continue reading

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17/07/13 Why don’t you pop in on my dad?

In true British style, I find myself talking about the weather…again. It really is lovely – I promise to every smiling person I meet, ‘I’ll never complain about the British weather again…’ Approaching Preston I receive a message from Kat … Continue reading

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15-17/07/13 Reeling them in…

Had I mentioned it was hot? We’d been wandering through this unseasonably wonderful weather – I’d been receiving regular phone calls, texts and Facebook messages from Bobby, a chap who’d stumbled across walk a mile on one of the online … Continue reading

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14-15/07/13 There now follows a brief interlude…

When we were about 14 my good friend Derek and I did something that could be best described as ‘hazardous’. For reasons lost in the mists of time young Derek’s dad saw fit to furnish him with an air pistol … Continue reading

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13/07/13 Did I mention it’s hot?

I manfully strode out into the heat of the day, delighted that Ian had introduced me to the replenishing power of, dissolve in your water, hydration tablets. Today though it was very hot. I try to make sure I carry … Continue reading

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12/07/13 More tales of the riverbank…

…so, there I was being greeted by a complete stranger – a man who, at this point, had no idea why I was wandering about the place. We exchanged a few words, and he asked me when I was hoping … Continue reading

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11/07/12 Tales of the Riverbank

.After passing through Lancaster and its dark satanic mills, I decided that part of the best route to Blackpool would be along the lovely, tranquil Lancaster canal. Yes, I appreciate that a canal isn’t a river but perlease, give me … Continue reading

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10/07/13 An Englishman’s home…

Have I mentioned it’s hot? Having enjoyed the disused railway line – now footpath that allowed me to wander in the shade to the small coastal town of Arnside… Insert your own Raymond Burr gags here (ask your parents) …I … Continue reading

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08/07/13 Mad Dogs…

I’m not designed for heat. Give me minus 10 any day of the week… It was with this and similar cheery thoughts bouncing around my head that I made my way to Heversham where I’d been promised some manner of … Continue reading

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Walk a mile up to date links 19/01/15

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/walkamileinmyshoes/ Twitter @walkamileuk WordPress http://www.walkamileinmyshoesuk.wordpress.com Website http://Www.walkamileuk.org Newspapers http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/scottishnews/4630132/We-join-brave-dad-on-Scots-leg-of-his-mental-illness-walk.html http://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk/News/8000-mile-trek-clears-Chris-mind-6954985.htm http://m.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/top-stories/support-for-fight-to-save-safe-haven-in-corby-1-5844176 Magazine Charity http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/walkamileuk Film/ sound/ radio recordings Scottish BAFTA award winning documentary maker is┬áproducing film about the walk – take a look at the youtube link to see … Continue reading

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