travel plans

I may not be blogging much lately, but there’s still lots of knitting going on (just slow progress) and quite a bit of travel planning going on.

edinburgh castle

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Next month I’m heading up to Edinburgh for five days, and I’m incredibly excited!  I’ve never even set foot in Scotland before, so this will be a great treat.  I’m catching the train, and was considering the Caledonian Sleeper up to Scotland, as I love any excuse for a train adventure.   Unfortunately there don’t seem to be any particularly cheap deals on at the moment, so I’m doing the trip in daylight hours.  It cuts in to my trip a bit, but the scenery should be fantastic.


My other travel planning is a bit more extensive – three of my workmates and I are fundraising for UNICEF by doing a sponsored walk to Machu Picchu (yes, the one in Peru).  This will be a massive challenge – without being disrespectful to my dear colleagues, none of us are in particularly great shape and we all seem to have more ailments than you can poke a stick at.  We have just under a year to get some sort of level of fitness, and to raise the whopping £14,000  target.  That’s kind of terrifying, but it seems a bit more manageable if I focus on the £3500 that I plan to raise myself.  There will be lots of opportunities for my blog readers to score yarn in the process, so keep an eye on my blog over the coming months.