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To Hot

Been planting fence posts in Spalding today, the heat (humidity) has been hell. Sorry its been so long, but things have been busy. Little man has completed the Three peaks, this is a must read. When things start slowing down I will start posting more again.

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

Noises From The Kitchen

Friday night always follows the same routine, finish work chill out for an hour or two, then when the supermarket has quietened down we do our weekly shop. This means we normally get home at about 7.30 pm. Because of the late hour and it being Friday we treat ourselves. Last Friday was pizza and garlic bread Friday. After preparing the feast I divided it equally leaving the two hard ends of the garlic bread on the chopping broad on the kitchen side. The meal was consumed in front of the TV where

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

The Final Story In Local Paper

Good luck trying to read this. Appeared in Friday 24th February's paper. This is the 3rd and final story that a local reporter completed regarding Adam's walk of the Macmillan Way. Have only had 1 response from the 3 articles. <_< Bit disappointing really but if people just sit up and think about the good work that Macmillan Cancer Relief do then at least it will have achieved something. The local paper have said that they will run another story when Adam is about to embark on the 3 nat

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

Looking Forward To Next Week!

Have had a nice quite weekend at home and it has made be very pleasant. Oh well back to work tomorrow at least the weather is going to make things interesting this week. Sorted out the bag for the lorry, clothes, food, cooker (gas stove), sleeping bag plus the other odd bits I might need to spend the night in the cab. The lorry only being a baby its not designed for over night stops, the weather for the beginning of the week does not seem to bad so hopefully I will not need it. I am working in L

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

Another Oompa-loompa Day

Nightmare day trying to strip asbetos with the wind and cold at least it was dry. Finally managed to get the roof watertight by 6pm, was very glad to get in the truck and home. We are making final preparations ready for tomorrow. We will be travelling to Somerset ready to start the final legs of Adams walk. We are taking advantage of Adams half term to finish the walk. He only has 81 miles left to do, so if he walks 13.5 miles a day for 6 days he can have 2 rest days and finish on the 18th at Ab

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

A Weekend Off

Has been a very long time since I have made an entry in here. But this weekend I have the time to catch up with a few things that I have not been done around the house. My son Adam is walking the Macmillan Way and we are at the stage where we are having to travel 150 mile to each stage and staying overnight before walking the next, before traveling home to work. But this weekend we are having off to recharge before traveling down next friday where will stay until we have finished, there are 81 m

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

A Good Day All Round

Today Adam and I walked the sixth stage from Braybrooke to Teeton, yet another 15 miles knocked off the 290 miles of the Macmillan Way. We have now completed 90 miles which is a great relief after the concerns we had about Adams ankle. He pressed on like a true trooper with only a few moans, but we still walked the 15 miles in the quickest time so far, 6 hours and 30 minutes, this included 30 minutes breaks. The highlight of the walk was the 900m we did underground. 5 miles of todays route follo

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

Getting Ready For Tomorrow

This week has been quiet at work, things seem to be slowing down ready for christmas. Wifey helps with the village christmas post, each year we put 3 post boxes in the local shops in the village. People can post their christmas cards in the boxes for at least 5p each and the parents and explorer scouts deliver the cards. Last year we raised £120 for the scout group(beavers, cubs, scouts and explorer scouts). Tomorrow we will be starting the 6th stage of the Macmillan Way, we will be starting fro

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

A Great Day Out!

Adam completed the 5th stage today from Belton-in-Rutland to Braybrooke a total of 14 miles, of his Macmillan Way walk. The weather could not have been better, a cool start, lots of sun, dry and very light wind, which was great but the walking conditions across the cultivated fields was a nightmare, very wet and sticky. Adam brought most of the fields home with him. All in all things wasn't too bad and we did the walk in 7 hours, there was not a great deal to take photos of, and the phones no go

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

Addenbrookes & Macmillan Cancer Relief

Left at 10.0am to go to Addenbrookes with Wifey-again! Before we went to her appointment we called into the Cambridgeshire fundraising office of Macmillan Cancer Relief to update them on our progress of the Macmillan Way. Again they were very supportive and said that they would contact Anglia TV and local radio stations on our behalf to assist with the fundraising. They still seem to be in awe of Adam's efforts which is nice.Popped into a book shop to get the next 2 maps that we need for the nex

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

A Hell Of A Week

It has been one of those weeks where you really wish you had done better at school! I've really struggled to motivate myself this week, feeling tired, lethargic and generally washed out, with the added bonus of having crap jobs. The last three days I've been clearing 2 voids (houses where the tenants have left or been evicted) in these cases, they had left. Thankfully the working week is over and tomorrow me and wifey are off to Addenbrooks to see another consultant above elective surgery, which

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

A Long Days Walking

Finally got home after a longs days walking. After walking an hour and half in the dark we finally got to our pick up point in Belton in Rutland. We had a good days walking and managed 16 miles. Adam did extremely well considering he had to carry the extra weight because of the possible conditions that we may have found ourselves in, due to the unpredictable weather. The change in the landscape is phenominal with the rise and falls of the valleys along the limestone ridge that we are following t

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

Looking Forward To Tomorrow

Getting everything ready for tomorrow, the forecast a couple of days ago was looking a bit bleak.Thankfully things have improved! It's still going to be cold and there will be showers in the morning and evening, this we can cope with(we are prepared for any thing)! We will be walking from Ketton to Belton in Rutland about 15 miles.This will take us round the south shore of Rutland water which has a good path all the way round. Today I sorted out my album in the gallery and hopefully we will ema

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

A Day Out To Addenbrooke's

Had to take wifey to Addenbrooke's after being advised by our genetics consultant, that it would be in our best interest. Sarah was told as it stands she has a 50/50 chance of the cancer returning. After talking to addenbrooke's the consultant said if sarah had a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy it would reduce her chances to 1/200! and they could do it at christmas. Hell of a christmas present! Our appointment was one and a half hours late, in my mind this is a small price to pay. Thanks to Adde

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

Just Another Monday

A lightly foggy on the way to work in Boston this morning. First job of the day was to clear a flat, on the third floor. Just what I needed after a days walking yesterday, running up and down 3 flights of stairs. After that the rest of the day got better. The drive into Peterborough was spectacular with the sunset in amongst the banks of fog. I had to go to Dogsthorpe tip to empty my lorry, where I managed to get a couple of pics of the mist in amongst the buildings with the sunset behind them

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

A Long Walk On A Cold Day

Early start, to the third stage of our walk, which took my 9 year old son and I from Thurlby to Ketton. A brillant days walking: started with a hard frost, followed by sloppy fields, then deer darting into woodlands: seeing dad in Stamford on a cold sunday afternoon and ending with walking into a misty sunset over Ketton( and its cement works). If you would like to know why a 9 year old boy is walking 290 miles click on this web link http://www.dodsonchallenges.co.uk

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

A Quiet Day In

today 19/11/05 Had a quite day at home. Adam had football today, he scored a goal and his team won. Luckly the frost lifted so it was not to cold. Getting ready for tomorrows walk, this will be our third. which will take us from Thurlby to Ketton about 14 miles. We will be off the fens which will make the walking much more interesting. the weather is looking good, clear, dry, and light winds. which will make a pleasant change from the last two legs which were wind and wet the last time.

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

Sunny But Cold Day At The Seaside

17/11/05 Had yet another day at Skegness, Last day this week. had a change from concreting, today I was fence erecting. Just off the sea front opposite The Sea Life Center. The sea front was dead, clear blue sky, 6C. On the way home had to drive into the sun, very low and very bright. Gave every think a golden yellow grow. last job of the day was clearing old carpets from a " care in the community" home, a surreal experience! Soak aways in Kirton tomorrow.

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

Another Day At The Seaside

15/11/05 Spent another day levelling uneven slab paths at the seaside. conditions were good dry and mild. popped of to get a bacon butty, sat in my lorry eating, when a red 4X4 pulled up behind me and a man with a rifle got out. I watch enthralled as he plus several men from an abattoir next door, tried to heard a Irrate bull into a corner. Where I assume the bull started its journey to local butcher shops. Apart from that the day was pretty boring. The only other thing was the wet mud covered

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

 

A Bad Day At The Seaside

13/11/05 Spent the day in skegness working. had to replace front path, nice day for working. cool and fresh, with the bonus of a unusual sunset. going back to Skegness tomorrow, hope the net-extra 16 day forecast is wrong

Flat land Andy

Flat land Andy

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