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Hit the Wall Tour – we march on Newcastle

The legion prepared itself for the final assault with the march to Newcastle. This would be a 12-mile walk – the longest yet but over mainly level ground. Petermus Maximus gathered his thoughts and resolved to ensure his Compeed blister packs were in readiness for this the final frontier. Dear old Hadrian had marked the way well and the company started with two good omens. – the first was a robin who had welcomed the… Continue Reading

Hit the Wall Tour – the campaign moves further east

Monday was a rest day for the legion – so naturally the company went walking! A reconnaissance mission around Chollerford discovered the following:- 1 the bridge has fantastic views of the trees mirrored in the water of the Tyne (that were not visible the next day due to higher winds). 2 The town has the most beautiful range of trees and the autumn leaves are an inspiration Another reccy to Chester’s Fort was very valuable… Continue Reading

Hit the Wall Tour – the campaign strengthens

It is now day 8 in the campaign and the scribes tell of the gruelling two days just past. Saturday saw the company leave the secluded valley of Greenhead for the wild crags of the Housesteads fort. The path along the wall continued and the first hill did not hint at what was to come. The company had to make it over the peak of Winshields Crag and further. The scouts reported back that it… Continue Reading

Hit the Wall Tour -news from the front

It is now day 5 on the expedition and the company remains in good spirits. Prepare for lots of photos, some of which you will have seen if you follow us on Facebook… On Wednesday Petermus Maximus celebrated his big birthday by walking from Carlisle to Crosby-on-Eden. We enjoyed the sunshine and almost had to break out the sunscreen. Here are some sights… We arrived at our camp for the night – the Oakwood Park… Continue Reading

Hit the Wall Tour – An Update

Day 1 – at first light, around 9am, the expedition to walk Hadrian’s Wall path got underway after a light meal the locals call a ‘full English breakfast’. The sun was shining and the views across the Solway Firth were magnificent. The walk started at Solway-on-Bowness, a fascinating town with some rather amusing history. The locals have a history of fighting with the Scots across the firth and in 1626 border raiders stole the bells… Continue Reading

Holiday Mode

Wednesday is cancelled. Well not the whole day, obviously. As many of you know I am jetting off on Wednesday morning to the other side of the world to help Luvvy celebrate a significant birthday. The world’s-best-right-hand-woman Jan will be ensuring that the Apatcheez continue their classes and will look after the four legged Apatcheez, the house, and, well, just about everything really. BUT she is not available on Wednesday morning and I will be… Continue Reading

And the stars look very different today….

There was less of a crowd than I had expected at the Bowie show in Melbourne today. Those of us there waited expectantly, as our tickets were checked and we were allocated headphones and a recording device. The crowd had grown during this process but filed quietly into the doorway that marked the beginning of this amazing retrospective. Almost reverently, with bowed heads, the assembled shuffled into the space, reading about the life and times… Continue Reading

Massed Flowers and Quilts

After the Laidley show weekend you would have thought the next weekend would be quiet but no – we managed to pack quite a lot into the days. Friday night was the teenager-in-residence’s formal and I trust you enjoyed the photos in the last post. On Sunday we decided to take a very pleasant drive to Toowoomba and see what all the fuss was about with the Carnival of the Flowers. For those who haven’t… Continue Reading

Formally yours

Last Friday it was the teenager-in-residence’s formal and we hosted the ‘pre’. I have been asked for some photos so here goes. He scrubbed up quite well don’t you think? Once the girls arrived and discovered the fabric room they decided it would make a great backdrop for photos – which it did. Aren’t they all beautiful? Even the back view of their gowns were amazing: The rain stopped just long enough for some photos… Continue Reading

Lovely Laidley

I was chastised at Laidley Quilt show on the weekend for not keeping up with my blog posts. The lady in question was from Murwillambah and mentioned that she looked forward to my posts and noted that it had been a while….. Ok Apatcheez I’ve been a bit slack but here goes….. Before we get to Laidley let’s recap what the ladies have been doing over the past couple of weeks. Margaret has been very… Continue Reading

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