Sunday, 8 July 2012

style-passport: Barbour Safari Jacket

Just a quick post to show one of my latest sale purchases, which is from style-passport. style-passport is an online store which offers a carefully selected edit of pieces for the stylish traveller, whether they are going on a weekend city break, or jetting off to a far-flung beach.

One of the pieces that caught my eye in the sale was this Barbour Safari jacket. I thought that it would be perfect for layering in the unpredictable British summer, and has a more casual feel than my TopShop trench. And what made it even better is that the jacket had 70% off, and was reduced to £51.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

We did it! Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge

In my last blog post, I wrote about my plans to take part in the Ty Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge. Well I am glad to report that all of us made it up and down all three mountains as planned!

At the summit of Peak No. 3, Pen y Fan

Ready to set off at 4.33am. Looking surprisingly perky after getting up at 2.50am!

It was definitely a tough experience at times, and I think that all of Team #7Girls,3Peaks (or Team to give us our official name!), pushed ourselves further than we thought we could at some point during the day. I think that this was made a lot easier by the fact that I was on such a great team. We all helped to keep each other motivated when we were finding it tough.

Getting closer to the summit of Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain

Climbing Cadair Idris

2 peaks down, 1 to go!

Another source of motivation for us all was knowing that by completing the challenge, we would be helping such a fantastic cause as Ty Hafan, our local children's hospice. When we were walking up Cadair Idris (Peak No. 2, and definitely the hardest mountain to climb), my friend Liz mentioned that £441 allows Ty Hafan to support 3 families for a day. Knowing that our fundraising target of £2,400 would help a number of families was enough to keep us going.

We celebrated the end of the challenge by doing a conga over the finishing line. As you do!

This was one of the hardest things I have ever done, which conversely makes it one of the best things that I have ever done. We clocked a time of 11 hours and 26 minutes of climbing time. Our total time including driving was 16 hours and 16 minutes. We were really pleased with that time, and also finding out that we weren't last!

Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts so far. We really appreciate it. If you would like to help us reach our fundraising target of £2,400, you can donate in the following ways:

* Text donation - Text the following code: XFJD95 plus the amount to 70070. So for £1 it would be XFJD95 £1  or for £5 - XFJD95 £5

Also, a massive thank you to our drivers Mark and Scott. We couldn't have done the challenge without them both. 


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