Day 7 was today all about people. I had never intended it to be and in fact was feeling a little sad having waved farewell to my brother Harry after such a good week together. That coupled with feeling fairly shaky this morning meant that it was quite a struggle to get my head together and get to the bus stop in time for the Number 59 to Callander. I made it and thank goodness that I did because as I set out from the Meadows to head for the Falls of Leny I bumped in to Brian and Moira from Morecombe Bay, Lancashire who were a delightful couple out for a walk. We started in light conversation, walked and talked and before I knew it had done 2.5 miles of a route I had no intention of heading down!!

However the fog of chemo had passed and I had a great first hour or so that morning. We parted company at Kilmahog with a wave and a smile before I headed back down the remaining 1.5 miles back in to Callander. It was a delight to meet you both, to hear of your lovely family and for you to have listened to my story. I very much hope you do decide to join me on the journey and help me spread the word about the challenge. 

That was now 4 miles completed and I still had the original 5 miles to the Falls of Leny and back to do. I couldn’t leave it. I now felt good and had to complete this mornings mission!! Very quickly I bumped in to Malcolm from Callander. It was a delight to meet you today.

Thank you for listening to my story and I know you have already started to spread the word so thank you.

I managed to remain on track and met more people. It was a good walk completed and topped off with a mocha and a flapjack at the delightful cafe Ecosse in Callander!! 9 miles walked today and 3 more people met and hands shaken. A good day.

The challenge in numbers total since the start:
Days completed: 7
Total Miles Cycled: 6
Total Miles Walked: 35
Total Miles covered under own steam: 41
Total Height Gained under own steam: 3,061 feet
Mountains Climbed: 1
Days of Conservation Activity: 1/2
Organ tunes learnt and performed: 2
People Met and Hands Shaken: 19
Pills popped: 50

Numbers continue to grow slowly!!

If you see me around do please give a cheery hello and shake my hand or toot your horn and give a cheery wave to show your support and encourage me on.

Thank you all for your incredible comments and support. Please continue to spread the word.

Thank you

Yours aye



Thank you for joining me on my own personal journey and encouraging me to walk, cycle, climb, paddle, sport and do good deeds each day to ‘Beat the Beast’ while helping to improve the lives and life chances of so many more people through sponsorship.