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Long Gone

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  1. In fairness Ian, I've only said it once before and that was that I was having a break. Anyhow, in this case it is a final farewell, as I'll be asking and admin to delete my account. All the best Ian. Good luck to you on your journey. Just to say, I've had some fantastic support in this thread and I genuinely appreciate those who spent time replying to my issues and concerns. I'm in quite the different place than I was 8 months ago. Back in August I was having suicidal thoughts and had little to no self esteem. I've achieved so much, mentally and physically and I'm all set
  2. Thank you I've found there is a bullying mentality on here from a certain area, and I just do not feel comfortable sharing my story/issues.
  3. Long time since I posted in here, I do hope everyone is well. I've decided that I probably wont be posting here anymore. In fairness, I haven't for some months but for those that were interested in my photography and my journey, I didn't feel it was fair to just disappear. Truth be told, for one reason or another, I just do not feel comfortable sharing my story on here anymore. The good news is I'm well, the fittest I've ever been and currently I have lost a total of 70 pounds in weight. For anyone who wishes to keep in touch, drop me a PM and I'll happily share a link to where
  4. 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!)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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'
  11. Another from yesterday. Looking towards the Scafell range. I'll do a full write up later.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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