No, I am not hibernating! Although I haven’t blogged for a while, alongside all my usual commitments I have been really busy working towards the expedition. I have been filling in bursary application forms, working extra hours on my part-time job and eBay sales have slowly trickled in following a lull over the Christmas period.
Since my last blog I have had a birthday, and the money I received will be going towards equipment. I also received a few items, such as this ultra-light weight mug and spoon, weighing 75g together. I have been visiting “outdoor shops” and looking online trying to find best buys – the most difficult item to buy seems to be the most important one – the rucksack. As it is going to be so heavy I want to make sure that it will be comfortable. I have just returned home from the Go Outdoors shop after spending two hours walking around the shop with a rucksack containing 20kg of sandbags. I am still trying to decide.
On Tuesday I went for more vaccinations, second dose of Hep A + B, as well as starting the course of Rabies injections. Tomorrow I am looking forwards to starting two new art commissions.
Photo by Angus Malmgren
I MANAGED TO REACH MY FUNDRAISING TARGET - a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped make it possible for me to take part in this amazing adventure.
THANK YOU also to the following for grants and sponsorship:
The David Haydock Memorial Trust
The Hedley Foundation
The Lord Mayor's 800th Anniversary Awards Trust
The Roger and Miriam Pilkington Charitable Trust
The David St John Thomas Charitable Trust