Girl on the Trail

Rebecca Lees Writer

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Trails books

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 →

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 →

Warning: may contain swearing

  My right leg and my left hand are not working properly. With 20 trails to hike and 30,000+ words to type up afterwards, this is quite a worry. I wake up on Thursday to the feeling I’m walking across… Continue Reading →

Quiet please: book-writing in progress!

  The maps are out, the home study resembles a particularly exhausting session of the board game Risk and the kids are trembling in dark corners. My fourth trails book is commissioned and I’ve a strong suspicion this will be… Continue Reading →

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