Video of our Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge

Video of our Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge

It still hasn’t sunk in yet what an achievement it was for us to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. We hadn’t appreciated how tough the 25 mile walk would be especially as our bodies are not used to hills let alone peaks. It is now laughable looking at the ‘slopes’ we were training on in flat Norfolk. We would have been better off completing 336 miles walking up the stairs in my house! Walking up Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough I thought of how many positive changes there have been to my life as a direct result of suffering from Hyperemesis...
Ingleborough – Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Ingleborough – Yorkshire 3 Peaks

After the trials of Pen-y-ghent and Whernside we had competed 17 miles of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and had been walking for just under 9 hours. However, we still had a further 8 miles left in the form of Ingleborough. As we set off passing The Old Hill Inn Kieran, our guide from The Lake District Walkers, advised us to look the other way to avoid seeing the pub garden full of people who’d already completed the walk!  We climbed over a wall to cross fields of soggy grass which were bliss for our aching feet and legs. A stone slabbed path took us through an area of...
Whernside – Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Whernside – Yorkshire 3 Peaks

After climbing Pen-y-ghent and walking for nearly 5 hours we left the comfort of our support vehicle (my Step-Dad) at 1.35pm. It was here that Britney and Laura (who we rescued clinging to the edge of the scramble up Pen-y-ghent) returned to Horton with Philip whilst Tami decided to carry on with us. We headed towards the Ribblehead Viaduct, with its 24 arches, to climb our tallest peak Whernside (2,414ft/ 736m). Just after we started climbing up the path at the side of Ribblehead Viaduct  my knees suddenly developed sharp cramping pains making me stop and cry out in...
Pen-y-Ghent – Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Pen-y-Ghent – Yorkshire 3 Peaks

On Saturday 6th September myself, my Mum and our friend Mary set off to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise money for the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity (PSS). It is a 25 mile circular walk climbing Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Three peaks to represent the three trimesters of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) hell I went through to bring my son, Adam, into the world. We had driven 6 hours the previous day and stayed at the very comfortable Malham YHA and woke early to find it was raining – the weather we didn’t want for Pen-y-ghent. After...
We did it! Yorkshire 3 Peaks

We did it! Yorkshire 3 Peaks

There were several times on Saturday I didn’t think I would be writing this blog post. However, I can say WE DID IT! We completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in aid of the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity! We reached the summits of Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) within 11 hours. The total walk took us 14 hours and we walked for two hours in pitch darkness. Do not let these smiling faces fool you It was incredibly hard and extremely painful. Despite completing lots of training I do not think I could have prepared for the physical torture or...
City Sightseeing Bus Norwich

City Sightseeing Bus Norwich

Adam was 4 months old when he had his first train ride. We went down to London to watch the Paralympics in 2012. We should have known then that he would love transport. We decided it was time he went on another train. This time we travelled from Reedham to Norwich. Although he loved the train journey, Adam would not sit down on the seat. It seemed that he didn’t want to miss anything! We couldn’t think of a better bus for Adam to have his first ride in than the City Sightseeing Bus. City Sightseeing is the worlds largest open top Hop On Hop Off tour operator...
Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral

During our City Sightseeing Bus tour of Norwich we decided to go along the Riverside Walk up to Norwich Cathedral. We started at Norwich Train Station, crossed over the bridge and went around the outside of the Complete Angler pub. Unfortunately the walk wouldn’t have been suitable for a pushchair or wheelchair users as there were several steps down to the riverside. Adam loved running in and out of the Willow trees . Once we reached Pulls Ferry, we walked up Ferry Lane where Adam had his first  glimpse of the cathedral. We entered the Cathedral through the...
Hemsby MegaMaze

Hemsby MegaMaze

Hemsby MegaMaze was something I had always seen advertised yet had never been. To be honest I thought walking in a 6 feet tall maze would be boring. However, with Adam’s love of running we decided to give it a go. I have to say it was the best value day out of the summer. We had a fantastic time. Located in Hemsby near Great Yarmouth the MegaMaze is made from maize in the shape of a combine harvester. At the entrance s you pay a £1 deposit and receive a sealed envelope containing a map of the maze. If you return the envelope unopened then you get your deposit back....
Spring Gym – University of East Anglia

Spring Gym – University of East An...

The University of East Anglia is home to SPRING – the SportsPark Gymnastic and Trampolining  Centre. Several times a week they open the doors to pre-schoolers to have a go on all of the equipment.  Sessions are £3.50, last for 45 minutes and are restricted to 30 children. Classes are pre-booked a week in advance – either by telephone or online. You stay will your child and supervise them on the equipment but the children are able to go on anything. This is quite liberating for the children and the parents as you do not need to do certain activities in order....
August’s Adventures

August’s Adventures

This was my first August as a blogger. I realised the first week into the Summer holiday that blogging would be an impossible task. So our usual toddler play activities were put on hold and we focused on toddler friendly days out instead. In a few days I will attempt the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge in order to raise money for the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity. 25 miles up 3 peaks in less than 12 hours. The Summer has been spent training with my Mum and I completing a 19 mile walk and an 18 mile walk. You can sponsor my challenge here. Popular Posts in August: The...