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Britain’s Favourite Winterwatch? I’m inspired!

For someone who doesn’t watch a great deal of telly, this week I’ve been glued. Winterwatch – yay! Britain’s Favourite Walks – whoo hoo! Winterwatch clashing with Britain’s Favourite Walks on Tuesday night – dilemma! Now, I love January, but… Continue Reading →

2018 ways to be happy

I think my friends are trying to tell me I need improving. I’m not one for new year’s resolutions, but the people who love me most are clearly intending to make some for me. Under the Christmas tree is a… Continue Reading →

A perfect November day for new year’s resolutions

The week starts with a lumbar puncture and ends with what should have been my brother’s 45th birthday. As far as weeks go, it’s not the best and I can’t really afford the luxury of a day off for my… Continue Reading →

A room with a view

I’m enjoying an autumn stroll along a country lane with the dog and the teen when the neurologist phones with seemingly good news. The results from a recent electromyogram are ‘nearly’ normal and the latest MRI shows a slight improvement… Continue Reading →

Why going to hospital is just like hiking

I’ve been spending a lot of time in hospitals this year, because when you have a business to run and a trails book to write, that’s how life goes. And, what I’ve learnt at each fresh appointment, gazing around each… Continue Reading →

Five go-to autumn reads

Jane Austen’s on the new £10 note (hooray!) , which got me asking online: what’s your favourite Austen novel? Unsurprisingly, the consensus was Pride and Prejudice, although the wonderfully witty Emma was also named (thankfully no one proposed Northanger Abbey;… Continue Reading →

A jolly big mountain mission: accomplished

We are climbing Snowdon. Three generations, aged 11-74, me sandwiched in the middle with the continuing array of weird symptoms and a nose bleed at 3,000ft for good measure. Some Leeses express uncertainty that they’ll make it to the top…. Continue Reading →

August adventures in the great outdoors

Where are your August adventures taking you? Ours are taking us across south Wales and beyond… and the good news for the teen and teen-in-training is that they don’t even involve that much walking! So if you’re already counting down… Continue Reading →

Best south Wales cafes to take your dog to!

Heading out with your four-legged friend this summer? Whether you’re a local or a visitor to sunny south Wales, it’s essential to know where you can get a restorative cuppa and a true canine croeso too. Here are some of… Continue Reading →

Maps, motorbikes and (maybe) MS

There’s either a 20% or an 80% chance I have MS. I’d hoped for a slightly narrower differential but this is the (actually marvellous) NHS and I’m caught between two hospitals and two health boards. I’m at UHW to discuss… Continue Reading →

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