Dryathlon day 14: The depths of winter

We woke this morning to find a light sprinkling of snow on the ground but not enough to close any schools – much to my daughter’s disappointment – nor to hamper my morning walk!  Togged up in snow boots, leg warmers, woolly hat and my down jacket I set off with my friend Sue to do our usual 2 mile walk round the top of the village. It was a very grey and dull morning which meant that many of the photos that I took almost looked black and white – it was quite a relief to spot some red berries on my way back past the church.

And so to day 14 of the Dryathlon and I’m nearly half way.  As I’ve said in several of my posts I have been quite pleased that it has not been as difficult as I expected.  Signing up for a cause to raise money for Cancer Research has certainly helped as I  really don’t want to give in and let my sponsors down.  No have I been tempted to buy a golden pass for the day to enable me to have a drink – somehow I would feel that I was cheating.  I’m rather chuffed that I have risen to the challenge issued to me by my son back in December.  I have just asked him if he thought that I would stick to it “of course I did Mum” was his reply “because you are a strong willed person”!

I’ll drink to that – with a nice cup of tea!

Debbie Harris


  1. Queen Snoopy on January 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Beautiful pictures

  2. Katherine Wade on January 14, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Lovely photos. I am also doing the Dryathlon and not finding it as hard as I thought I would (love my wine!). Although the last two days I have had a headache – related? x

    • admin on January 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      I’m finding it OK most of the time but weekends are tough! Glad you’re enjoying the blog – it keeps me focussed!

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