Heidi is 6-years-old and lives in Great Sutton in Cheshire with her family. Her great uncle Ian, who she is incredibly fond of, was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Heidi decided that she wanted to do something to help raise money for Alzheimer’s Research U.K and to have an adventure at the same time. Heidi loves walking and is taking on a massive challenge. She will be walking (virtually) from Land’s End to John o’Groats. She’ll be walking 603 miles (as the crow flies). Heidi’s family will be marking off on a map where she would be if she were walking ‘on the roads’. She’ll learn about the people, history and culture of the places she passes along the way.

Below, photos that I’ve received permission by dad, David, to share with you all.

(a) Heidi wearing her smart orange tee-shirt and carrying her (equally) orange funding/collection bucket. If your pockets/purse need a clear out – any loose change is always welcome!

(b)

Heidi mapping out her amazing (virtual) walks.

Mapping her walk

Below: Heidi’s first Chicken Shop, with encouragement from her furry friend.

Heidi started on 17th March in Cornwall. She has been interviewed on local radio station Dee 106.3 and spoke so well they have asked to be kept up to date with her progress. Cornwall residents who dad, David, found on twitter recommended places for Heidi to “visit.” She has been to lots of beautiful places so far and learned about the Pirates of Penzance, the St Ives riddle/poem, the Huer’s Hut near Newquay, surfing and we have talked about tin mining and Cornish pasties. 

The money is being raised by Heidi’s Just Giving Page. Www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Heidiwalk.

Heidi’s dad, David, manages a twitter page for her at Twitter.com/walk4alzheimers. David’s wife, (Heidi’s Mum,) Claire, runs the Facebook page for Heidi, which is Facebook.com/Heidi’s walk for Alzheimers. Heidi will also wear her bright orange Alzheimer’s Research U.K. T-shirt and carry a collection bucket on longer walks.

Former footballer Chris Sutton, who played for various football clubs including Chelsea, Blackburn, Celtic  and England tweeted a message of support for her which generated a great deal of interest in Heidi’s walk. Fans of Tranmere Rovers football club have also been great in their support for Heidi’s efforts.

She originally set a target of raising £1,000, but raised that quite quickly so increased her goal to £2,000. She reached £2,000 so moved her goal to £3,000 which she has reached also. Her goal is now £4,000 and she is on around £3,200. 

Heidi told her dad, David, “I am really enjoying this adventure. I have met lots of lovely people on my walks and hope to meet lots more. I have been for a walk in the dark. I really enjoyed being on the radio. I want to raise a lot of money so that I can help my Great Uncle Ian and other people like him.”

Help Heidi and her family by sharing her tweets, this post, or of course donate using the link above! Thank you all for taking time out of your day to visit my blog. Greatly appreciated. Caz x

Time to celebrate. Well done Heidi x Caz x

Heidi ~ A Little Girl On A Massive Mission…

Photo Snapping:

Besides writing books, I’m a total camera-snapper. Beware, you may well find yourself on my Brixham blog one day!

A few photos of my garden just before it poured with rain. I especially like how the English bluebells have spread.

Plenty of colour
Pretty leaves, will produce yellow flowers
Red Robin
A mix
Nicknamed Spike
Maid Marion overseeing the goings-on… was once in my dad’s lovely garden until his passing
Stunning show – clematis
English bluebells, Susan (Magnolia) pretty in pink
Rosemary
Ollie Owl & Tree Wizard on guard
Do you like my lamppost ? Obviously I do
Smoke Tree behind Bluebells
Pansies return every year
Spuds growing in with pansies
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A Stroll Around My Brixham Garden

Brixham Bay

Photos to share with you today. Taken by moi on my many walks in Torbay.

Broadsands
My beautiful besties
Enjoying freedom off their leads
Breakwater Beach
Brixham Lighthouse
Brixham Marina
Outer harbour
Shoalstone Natural Seawater Pool
Besties
Pirate Day, 2018
Yachts in the outer harbour
Brixham Harbour – tide’s in!
Lazy hazy day of summer

The English Riviera

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Covid-19 ~ Pandemic ~ When People Stayed Home

A reflection on our daily living during COVD19 Pandemic 2020.

And people stayed at home
And read books
And listened
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
More deeply
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed.

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