Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Shipham Fun Olympics

My village (Shipham) is holding a 'Fun Olympics' - as part of our Olympic Legacy we are collecting Sports Equipment for Future Hope (for more details please e-mail me at lineaalbia@aol.com)

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Bristol 10 K

I ran the Bristol 10 K today as part of my warm up for the Northern Mountains.

I was delighted to record my fastest time for a 10 K in over 3 years, (56 Minutes) ... However my personal joy at my own performance is completely eclipsed by my pride in my son (Tom) who recorded a time of  41 Minutes (putting him 398th out of 10,000).

Sunday, 13 May 2012

South Wales - The First Stage of the Challenge

The first stage of the Climb Every Mountain challenge, involved an ascent of all of the 2500ft + summits in South Wales.

The peaks in question in South Wales are -:

Pen y Fan (886m), Waun Fach (881m), Fan Brycheiniog (807m), Waun Rydd (769m)

These peaks are in three separate ranges, The Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountains and the Black Mountain.

To climb all four summits, one has to walk over 26 miles.

I am delighted to say that I was able to complete the challenge, reaching the tops of all four summits within a 24 hour period.

The weather was just perfect, and the views spectacular.

It was great to have the company of my two boys (Tom and Sam). We were also joined by our friends; Paul, Tom and Harry - who enjoyed their first ever outing into the mountains of Wales.

Pictures from the South Wales Trip

Some pictures from the South Wales trip

More Pictures from South Wales

More pictures from the South Wales trip

Friday, 11 May 2012

More Pictures - Rural Bengal

More pictures from the areas near to Kolkata

Rural Bengal - Pictures

Somes pictures from the rural areas of Bengal near to Kolkata - As the cost of living in India rises, many families are forced to move into the cities to seek work.  In the ten years from 1996-2008, 8 Million Indian farmers gave up their farms for economic reasons.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


Pictures from the slums of Kolkata - 2012

More Pictures

More pictures from Kolkata - from the slum area near park street station

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More pictures from Kolkata - The Slum area near to Park Street Station