Wow… I’ve raised £1,420 for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund!

Wow… I’ve raised £1,420 for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund!

Hi everyone, Just a quick post to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who sponsored me for my Great Wall of China Trek. I managed to raise an amazing £1,420 (including gift aid) for the Scoliosis campaign fund!!! My fundraising page is closing tomorrow so if anyone would like to make a last minute donation there’s still time 😊... it means so much to me that I managed to complete the trek and raise so much money for a charity close...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek: Day 5 – Badaling section

Great Wall of China Trek: Day 5 – Badaling section

So we're now onto day 5, the final day of the trek and my final post about my Great Wall of China trek for scoliosis. In case you are new to my blog or have missed any posts, I’m blogging about my Great Wall of China trek that I did to raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign fund a few weeks ago. If you want to catch up, you can check out my other posts below… Great Wall of China Trek: Day...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek Day 4: Huanghuacheng

Great Wall of China Trek Day 4: Huanghuacheng

Hi everyone, I'm slowly making my way through blogging about my Great Wall of China trek that I did to raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign fund a few weeks ago. If you want to catch up, check out the posts below... Great Wall of China Trek: Day 1 – Jinshanling Loop Great Wall of China Trek: Day 2 – Gubeikou Section Great Wall of China Trek: Day 3 – Mutianyu section By doing this trek, I have managed to...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek: Day 3 – Mutianyu section

Great Wall of China Trek: Day 3 – Mutianyu section

Hi everyone, After posting about day 1 and day 2 of my Great Wall of China trek last week, I've finally had chance to sit down and write day 3. It still doesn't feel real like I actually did it! I'm so pleased that by doing this trek I have managed to raise OVER £1,000 for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund! I’m going to leave my sponsor page open for donations until the end of November, so if you’d like to donate and support...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek: Day 2 – Gubeikou Section

Great Wall of China Trek: Day 2 – Gubeikou Section

After a good nights sleep we all awoke - stiff and in pain from all the steep steps of day 1 - and hobbled down to breakfast. Today we were walking to the start point on the Gubeikou wall and so no need to get the coach, although the coach would be waiting at the end of the walk, so after breakfast we had to pack all our stuff and put it on the coach ready. We also made our...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek: Day 1 – Jinshanling Loop

Great Wall of China Trek: Day 1 – Jinshanling Loop

Hi guys! Well I'm back from China and what a fabulous experience it was. I wanted to write a blog post each day I was there but I didn't have my laptop in China and so I thought I'd write a day by day update now I'm back. Overall, I had an amazing time and met some truly inspirational people, who all had personal challenges to overcome. Fitness wise, it was challenging but surprisingly I didn't find it too bad....Read More
My Great Wall of China Trek is Tomorrow!!!

My Great Wall of China Trek is Tomorrow!!!

Hi Just a quick post tonight! I cannot believe that my Great Wall of China trek for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund is tomorrow. I'm so nervous it's unbelievable. I have been packing and stressing tonight and I'm worried that I have forgotten to pack something. I'm also worried about what's to come and because I'm going by myself. Eeek! It's totally outside of my comfort zone. It's also quite exciting though and I'm looking forward to seeing China and pushing...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek – 2 weeks to go!

Great Wall of China Trek – 2 weeks to go!

Hi everyone :) I can't believe my trek on the Great Wall of China for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund is less than 2 weeks away... where is this year going?! If you'd like to sponsor me and help me to raise money for those affected by scoliosis, you can do so here. :) In back related news, I had an MRI scan last week to try and find the cause of my leg numbness. I'm quite worried about this because at the...Read More
Northern Blog Awards! #NBAs17

Northern Blog Awards! #NBAs17

On Saturday night, I joined 200 other amazing bloggers at the first ever Northern Blog Awards! It was a fantastic night and so I really wanted to write a post on it. I first heard about the event via Twitter, and, being a blogger based in the North of England, I thought I just had to go. Earlier this year, I decided that I wanted to start taking my blog seriously. I have been blogging about my scoliosis now for...Read More
Personal Update: Today’s hospital appointment

Personal Update: Today’s hospital appointment

Hello :-) I thought I'd write a quick post to update how things are with my back at the moment. Those of you who follow my blog may know that I've been suffering with leg numbess for a while now. I worked it out and it's been almost a year now that I've had numbness down my right leg. I'm not getting any pain, it's just numb which is weird. I have been waiting for MONTHS now for an appointment...Read More
Help me to help you: Blog Survey

Help me to help you: Blog Survey

Hello everyone :) I've been thinking a lot recently about the direction of this blog and I really want to make sure that the content I post on my blog is relevant, interesting and useful for those who read it.  As, at the end of the day, for me my readers are the most important part of this blog. So, I have created a really short survey (it takes less than 2 minutes to complete!) The results will help me to...Read More
September 2017 Linkup Party with “A Chronic Voice”

September 2017 Linkup Party with “A Chronic Voice”

Sheryl Chan over at A Chronic Voice (a great blog to follow by the way!) is having a September Link Up Party - the theme is to write about the following topics: Resisting, Learning, Struggling, Supporting and Changing. I thought it would be fun to take part and have tried to relate these themes to my scoliosis. I hope you enjoy reading :) Resisting Feeling down about how my back looks.  This is a tough one and I'm sure many of...Read More
4 days in Amsterdam!

4 days in Amsterdam!

4 days in Amsterdam So this is a non-scoliosis related post (sorry!) But I have just got back from 4 days in Amsterdam with a friend and thought I'd write a post about what we got up to. It was our first time in Amsterdam and I have to say, I really enjoyed it! Amsterdam is a very pretty city with endless canals, and is fairly relaxed in parts. That being said, other parts (i.e the Red Light District) are...Read More
Walking the Snowdon Pyg Track

Walking the Snowdon Pyg Track

As some of you may or may not know, in October I will be trekking the Great Wall of China to raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund! I'm excited and terrified all at the same time but what better way to prepare than to hike up a mountain. So on Sunday, that's exactly what I did! I hiked up Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. Now, I have done this trek a couple of times before and so...Read More