Come on England

I came up with an analogy which I think sums up my tendency to self-sabotage myself into depression when I hear it knocking, rather than trying and pull myself out of it: It’s like watching England play; of course I want them to win, but when their play begins to grind and the standard drops […]

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I’m happy

Great Glen Way complete ✅ Of all the ‘things’ I wish I could have out here with me sometimes, a bit of company’s probably the thing I crave the most. Therefore it stands to reason that upon receiving an email from a total stranger called Greg a few weeks ago, asking if he could come […]

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Depression Chestnut

Some days life feels precarious; so it’s important I keep my footing. If Black Dog sniffs me out and drags me in when I feel like this, everything goes to shit. The ground beneath me doesn’t always feel this unsafe though, it’s easy to forget that when Black Dog’s around. So if I do get […]

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First Munro bagged

There are 282 Munro’s in total in Scotland, and yesterday I set out to conquer my first, Ben Lomond, before breakfast. I’ve been gagging to give my new trail shoes a run out so I set my alarm early to beat the rain. I headed off at about 8am; the air was thick and cool […]

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Leaving England

This is my last day in England for a couple of months, so I’m taking it slow. If you read my post last night you’ll know that I pitched my tent upon the old city walls of Berwick upon Tweed, with sea and Scotland both tantalisingly within sight. However, after I got comfy I began […]

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Absence of wonderment

It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I last blogged. I’ve being writing, its just been more personal and reflective than usual and it’s not really suitable for consumption over WordPress. So, my apologies for seeming quiet. The last time I wrote a blog I was in Bowness of Solway. I was about to begin the […]

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What are you doing with your life?!

It’s been a tough week. The fact that I feel guilty even saying that reveals why it’s been a tough week. Depression can hit at any time, a bit like a shower in the north. It can be the most beautiful, sunny day and then bang, next thing you know you’re under a crap tree […]

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