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Challenge 15 – Skydive

It was fantastic to meet up with my son Rich and daughter-in-law Brit, on Saturday to complete my 15th of 30 challenges. Recently just married, and returning from their honeymoon, we had arranged to meet up to complete the skydive over the palm in Dubai, together.  It meant so much to me, that Rich accompanied […]

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Challenge 14 – 3 Lakes Challenge – August 2018

The 3 Lakes Challenge started at Lake Bala/Tegid a distance of 12km, followed by Lake Windermere, 18km and Loch Awe 40km. These three Lakes are the longest Lakes in Wales, England and Scotland!  I have to admit I have struggled with this challenge, and due to my lack of balance I paddled the majority on […]

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Three Lakes Challenge – Last training session

Last night was our last training session prior to the Three Lakes Challenge on Friday 3rd August.  The weather was kind to us, not too much wind! ….and we paddle boarded across the length of Draycote water, to the pump station and back! I was particularly pleased as I found my “sea” legs (at last!) […]

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The 3 Lakes Challenge – update

This will be my 14th challenge, and is scheduled for the 3rd August!  My friend Vicki and I will be SUPing (Stand Up Paddleboarding) the three longest lakes in England, Scotland and Wales (Windermere, Loch Awe and LLyn Tegid (Lake Bala). It will involve travelling over 380 miles on land and 43 miles on water! […]

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Challenge 13 – Three Peaks

The weather was kind to us last week as we travelled to three different locations for the three peaks challenge.  I was joined by the family (Bhim, Rich, Brit and Rio our dog).  We started our  adventure in the Lake District, climbing Scafell (978m).  It was a steady, hot climb!  Near to the top there […]

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Strictly Blog – Update

Strictly update  I’m pleased to be able to announce that Coventry Does Strictly 2018 have raised over £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. I had a Fab-U-Lous experience and got some really A-Mazing scores –  Improving my scores on Saturday night achieving 3 x 8’s and a 7 for my Tango and 2 x 8’s 2 x […]

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Strictly Blog – Week Nine

Strictly Blog – Week Nine In the news, this week! Challenge no 12 of 30 challenges, in memory of my Rob 💙 Thanks so much to Karen Almond of the Rugby Advertiser for the excellent write up and to Lucie Green. https://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/news/strictly-come-dancing-fun-in-memory-of-rugby-man-robin-1-8481863 Last night was our last practice session, before the Show Nights on Friday […]

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Strictly Blog – Week Eight

Friday saw us starting an hour earlier, with our group show dance.  The Jailhouse Rock song is a great tune and we have finished the routine now – just need to practice perfect!  More Show night procedures, ensuring timing for the show is spot on followed by a little practicing with our partners towards the […]

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Strictly Blog : Week Seven

A very busy few days!  Fab-U-Lous Samosa Friday raised £111 – Thank you to my lovely work colleagues and to my Strictly “family”  who contributed. On Saturday, I hosted a Macmillan WhoDunnit evening.  Set in the 1920’s, my guests were asked to investigate who killed Dr McDogood?  Each of my guests were suspects and dressed […]

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Strictly Blog : Week Six

Another five hours training, some frustration (going the wrong way and trying to lead Jon!)… but the main thing is …..Jon says “I’m doing ok!”  So…I’m a happy bunny!  Lots more practice required to get the steps, frame, arms and head turning as perfect as I possibly can, and you can be assured I will […]

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