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Cheers, 2013! You were brilliant.
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Cheers, 2013! You were brilliant.

I think this might be the most exciting year that I have ever been preparing to tuck under the muffly duvet of the past, sent off with an affectionate kiss on its glowing forehead, with a big glass of something cheerful and forward-looking waiting for me downstairs. Goodnight, 2013; I […]

Christmas vouchers
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Christmas vouchers

Christmas is coming, and what better gift could you give or request than a promissory note for a book and film so fresh that they haven’t even been made yet?! How often do you get the chance not just to buy something, but to bring it into existence? Sounds pretty […]

Become seaside donkey’s publisher!
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Become seaside donkey’s publisher!

So, here we are; the BIG ASK! After busying away for a month I’ve come up with a whole menu of things to offer people as part of the next scary adventure: getting the book and film made, with your help. If you’ve not come across crowd funding (often referred […]

Little donkey(s), little donkey(s)
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Little donkey(s), little donkey(s)

Let’s face it, I was flattered. A few weeks before the end of the walk we were asked if we’d lead the lantern procession through Aberystwyth, and I said yes without hesitation – what a homecoming honour! Then we got back, got miserable, and then started to get used to […]

The low – I miss walking…
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The low – I miss walking…

This afternoon I got my own set of keys cut for both parents’ houses. It’s the first time I’ve carried keys in a while. I put on a different outfit on Monday, but I then I wore it until Thursday – changing daily seems a bit of an unnecessary fuss. […]

The high – we made it!
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The high – we made it!

So, the magic circle has been completed and the boundary has been paced. Chico and I are perimeteers – we walked around the whole of Wales, and nothing really terrible happened. We are both still alive, healthier and musclier than ever before, both deeply in love with walking, and fairly […]

Homecoming, jiggidy jig!
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Homecoming, jiggidy jig!

The end is in sight, literally – we’re in New Quay and can see the lights of Aberystwyth twinkling in the bay, and beyond it some places already seen – the Lleyn peninsula and Snowdon. We’re taking it slowly to savour every last moment, and because I’ve picked up a […]

Could this be love?
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Could this be love?

“Oh, he loves you!” say sentimental people about Chico quite often. After 850 miles, I tend to think I’ve just worn him down. We’ve both formed habits of nearly five months’ reiteration, and some of them could be mistaken for that most ephemeral of emotions. Everything changed for me at […]

The end is nigh, but not very
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The end is nigh, but not very

Yet another first of the month – that makes four. For some reason my mum says ‘white rabbits, white rabbits’ rather than ‘a pinch and a punch’, but my long-eared creature of choice is still this funny old donkey, cruising about alongside my tent, pretending not to be interested in […]

Us in the Echo
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Us in the Echo

We were in the South Wales Echo on the 11th of September, and online here. Nice piece and picture – thanks Echo!