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About Dalesboy

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  1. Haha, well hope it goes well! Yep, all is going well on that front. I've lost the weight I put on over Christmas (7 pounds) so my next target is 17 stone (2 less from where I am) by Easter, and hopefully I can get back on the Lakeland Fells. I've also set up a Facebook page documenting my journey, and I've started writing a book. All very positive, and it's helping my mental health during this lockdown. Look forward to hearing how the dog walk goes.... (no inverted commas this time!)
  2. Good news on the 'dog walk', hope it goes well! Must admit I'm not a fan of the new Journal Club, I feel like it has all become hidden away out of sight. If I was visiting the forum I'd never have found it. I've pretty much given up on my journal now, find it hard enough to find it myself, let alone anyone else.
  3. 7 mile local walk today. Temperature hovered around '0' so a number of places were very icy. Some bits felt a bit of a slog....but it's good for my fitness, and will help for when I get back to the big mountains in the spring.
  4. Thanks LaH Yes, we are doing a local one tomorrow. Back in November I set up a Facebook page to document my 'journey' and I've had a lot of really good feedback. One suggestion has been that I write a book......which I've started today! Things are feeling positive!
  5. Thanks for asking Ian. Her tummy issues are back to normal so the antibiotics worked. She's her normal self at the moment, currently looking out of the window at the snow falling!
  6. First day back teaching after Christmas.....then at 20:00 the Prime Minister announces full lockdown (including schools) until the end of February at least. Now scrambling around emailing parents trying to organise teaching. Hoping all continue to have lessons....... Going to bed.
  7. I don't care what people say about the prequels.....Revenge of the Sith is one of my favourite Star Wars films. 'You were my brother Anakin.....I loved you'
  8. Another from yesterday. Looking towards the Scafell range. I'll do a full write up later.
  9. Thanks Rose I got a bit upset regarding Lass last night. I had a look at the 'lump' it's like a fleshy flap between her tongue and molars, a bit like a skin tag you can get on your skin (about 2cm long). I'm very thankful I have pet insurance as I'm going to see about the vets removing it in the next few weeks. I left Lass at home today after the past week and her upset stomach. I'll post some more photos later, but here is one I took after walk. Wast Water and the Wasdale valley looking directly towards Great Gable.
  10. I hope everyone has had a nice Christmas so far. Lass hasn't been too well. The day after our hike she began vomiting, followed by diarrhoea. I called at the vets on Christmas Eve who recommended a bland diet of chicken and eggs. Although she is now fine in herself, the diarrhoea continued (she had me up at 3am this morning). It looks like a bacterial infection, so they have given me antibiotics. They also mentioned a small lump at the back of her mouth, most likely its nothing and fairly common, but to keep an eye on it. Trying to not dwell on it though, and look at it more positive.
  11. Thanks LaH, and thank you for your support over the last few months, it's really been appreciated. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.
  12. I appreciate I've been quiet over the last few weeks. We've been ok, I just haven't had the desire to really post anything. Almost two weeks ago we had a horrendous hike. Bad weather, misjudging how long it would take, and I ended up coming down the mountain side when it was nearly dark. Lesson learnt, and I'll be better prepared next time. On Tuesday we had an amazing hike. Good weather, breathtaking views and just the best of companions by my side! We'd planned to head out early this morning to do a similar hike, but last vomited a few times yesterday, and then h
  13. Well this is all new a shiny!! Having a decent week so far. It is my last week of full teaching until the New Year, and I must admit I'm really looking forward to the break! I've a planned hike for Saturday (weather maybe a bit wet) but I'm determined to still get out, burn some calories and build some muscles. Had a bit of a fall on Sunday evening, mis judged a step upstairs and really hurt my foot and elbow. I don't think it matters how old you are....when you fall and hurt yourself, you fell like you are 5 again! Had a bit of a surprise text this week. Someone I went on a da
  14. Cheers Ian. I'm really enjoying the therapy, I've another 2 sessions left (we are having a two week gap between the sessions this time), but I could pay to have more (these sessions are being covered by my employment). Untitled by Dales Boy, on Flickr Yesterday's fell walk was hard.... really hard. Primarily because of the snow and ice on the tops. There wasn't a lot, but where there was it made ascents (but more so) descents difficult, not helped by a border collie that likes to pull ahead occasionally. It was around 6 and half miles in total but due to the snow it took me around 7
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