Monday, 23 June 2014

Pink Ribbonwalk - and a simple bookmark

A really simple project today as I’m still exhausted from the exertions of Saturday, when I and three of my team completed the 10-mile Pink Ribbonwalk at Chatsworth. 

We had a fabulous day, really enjoyed ourselves, although it was most definitely a challenge in parts. Miles seven to nine were the worst for me, as my poorly foot was really beginning to show itself. 

But it was wonderful to see so many people walking in pink, snaking their way through the grounds of Chatsworth. I’m not sure how many took part but we heard a rumour that it was more than 1,000!

It was my first time taking part in an event like this so I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Along the way, there were rest stops with loos, water and snacks such as fruit, cereal bars, crisps and, bizarrely, Haribos! 

My husband and son met us halfway to surprise the others with hot and cold drinks, cake, oranges and, best of all, chairs! This was very much appreciated; the pure joy of sitting in a chair! 

At the end, we all received a medal and a goodie bag, and were treated to a hot meal in the marquee. There were even free leg and foot massages on offer, but we decided that standing in the long queue would possibly negate any benefit! 

None of us was prepared to commit to next year while in such pain, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing it again; if not this walk, something similar. Huge thanks to everyone who has sponsored us so far.  I have pix of the event on my Just Giving page. And if that’s not a heavy hint, I don’t know what is!

Anyway, the project… it uses the retiring Happy Day stamp set, because, even though the day was bittersweet for many, remembering those they’d lost, or who are currently fighting breast cancer, the day was very much a happy one. 

I haven’t checked if this stamp set is still in stock so I suggest you head over to the retiring lists and take a look. Time is running out to get your hands on any of the retiring products, so don’t delay! You have until the end of the month, or while supplies last. 


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