Wednesday 29 October 2008

Border Abbey's Way - Melrose to Kelso - Part 1

We only have one section of the walk to complete namely Melrose to Kelso which follows the River Tweed. Today we completed the first 9 miles of this 18 mile section. We will complete part two to celebrate Tom's 66th birthday on 15th December exactly a year from when we started the 65 mile walk, and the 6th day we will have walked.

Monday 20 October 2008

Autumn in Saltwell Park

A visit on Sunday to Saltwell Park, Gateshead proved to be a lovely afternoon out and Hannah enjoyed playing among the fallen leaves.

Sunday 5 October 2008

Elaine gets some help to cross a stream

Northumbria Walking Club

Diane and Elaine walking up the Meikledale Valley
If you look closely you will see they are all wearing a Tiara

Langholm hosted a Hen Party this weekend with a load of ladies from Northumbria Walking Club spending the weekend here to celebrate Diane Smith's birthday. It certainly is unusual for Geordies to come to langholm for a Hen party. Unfortunately the weather on Saturday was awful so the walk planned for them was cancelled, but they spent the afternoon in the Eskdale and then had a superb meal in the Douglas on Saturday evening. If Saturday's weather was bad Sunday's was absolutely glorious and they all joined the Langholm Walks monthly Ranger led walk up the Meikledale valley a distance of 9 miles. The views from the ridge were superb and they could see as far as the Solway.

Wednesday 1 October 2008

The Last of the Summer Wine

On my first day of retirement i was joined by my two best friends for a 5 mile walk in Canonbie.

Tom and John deliberately arrived 5 minutes late to show to me that time is no longer important to us and we have all day to do what we want to do. We plan to do many more walks in the future with Monday being our main walking day and then another walk weather permitting in the middle of the week.


I have at long last retired after 24 years in Freight Forwarding and 21 years prior to that in Textiles. Without doubt the last 5 years have been the best and most rewarding at EMS Cargo and i am delighted that my team all came together yesterday to give me a good send off.

This photograph is off the staff and drivers who have played such a part in making the company a great success. Unfortunately Craig was missing due to ilness.

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