Happy New Year!

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1st January 2017

Happy New Year Everyone!

It’s the first walk of the year and the first walk of the 2017 #walk1000miles challenge organised by Country Walking magazine.  It’s all gone a bit mad this year with badges and Facebook groups (there’s even a special one for us ramblers living in Scotland) and progress spreadsheets to download and questions about the right trackers and boots and all sorts of other kit. Personally, I shall be aiming to walk 1000 miles over the year, using my trusty pedometer to measure the miles and wearing my usual walking gear plus waterproofs when I remember to bring them! Oh….and I’ll be writing about some of the walks on here.  So……lets get on with it! Continue reading

Meandering around Melrose

Hello!

Sorry it’s quiet again around the Ricketyrambler blog – life in The Borders has become a little topsy turvy lately, but hopefully things will soon be back to normal and there will be time for some rambling. Continue reading

Snow, Ice and Molehills

Hello,

It’s slow going with the walking so far this year – life is just too busy at the moment!

Never mind, the kitchen is nearly finished at least and I’m hopeful the weather is going to improve. I’m reliably informed that daffodils are blooming in Cornwall – surely it can’t be too long before we see them up here too! However, although the snow has all gone for now –  the rain is back!

Last weekend whilst the snow was still lying in parts, Mr RR and I took a 6 mile ramble along the Teviot accompanied by middle son.  It was very icy underfoot and hard going in parts, but despite the need to constantly watch where my feet were going I did enjoy it.

We’ve also managed a couple of short local walks in between storms and floods but I’m itching to get out and about a bit more now.  Sadly its not going to happen this week…..but watch this space, there are some keen walkers around and about and I’m hoping to join them for some exercise very soon. Continue reading

Kelso – A Short Ramble by the Rivers

Saturday 14th November 2015

Hello again….

I know the walking’s slow around here…..

…but today we took a short walk around town and just a little way along the river accompanied by the younger Mr RR.  You might remember we walked alongside The Teviot back in August (Scotland walks) before the BIG move.  Today we just went to get some fresh air and strolled alongside The Tweed before crossing the bridge and having a quick look at the Teviot again.

I think we’ll be back to do some more walking here very soon and hopefully some rambling further afield as well – just as soon as it gets less busy in the Rickety household!

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Girl Power and The Great Crested Grebes!

Wednesday, 11th March 2015 (Day 3, Week 10)

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re all having a productive week.  Its been busy in this neck of the woods, but I’ve recovered my mojo and Mr RR and I managed to fit in a walk around Loe Pool this morning before returning to Porthleven in time for a lovely lunch with our good friends Mr and Mrs S, who are down from Suffolk on holiday (Happy Birthday Mr S!!).

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