Sunday, 8 January 2017

Woman V Cancer Cycle Africa - Group 1- October 2015. -Tanzania 2015

November 2013, I am ill, Laying on my sofa in a stupor for weeks on end. My friend phone me and asked if I would like to do a challenge for Women V Cancer. It was a Cycle, in Africa. All we needed was to raise £3000.00 each, then do the cycle.The money being raised was for Breast Cancer Care, Jos Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.
I agreed.
We signed up for the challenge on 2nd Dec 2013 and paid the £300.00 deposit. Having done that I got on with being ill!
The Cycle Africa, Group One Challenge  was run by the Women v Cancer or the Action For Charity group. Also known as Dream Challenges and Action Events Limited. so many names !!! There office is in Lymington. The Event organiser was Ann Frampton, she also owns all the companies listed above.
I received a pack telling me how to raise the £3000.00, that I would have to pay for my airfare / Visas / airport and fuel taxes myself. 
I though the biggest challenge would be raising the £3000.00 pounds each, but this was not the case. With the support of our wonderful colleges at work we baked and ate cakes, cleared out clutter, selling it to we by books/ cash 4 clothes/ ebay, we walked dogs and accepted generous donations and raised the money well within out target date.
In March 2015, aware that October, DDay was getting closer I started to train and got out on my bike.
Home made deodorant for sale...its cancer free and works!

Cake Sales

Great Cakes


The cyclists!!!
Dog walking

Last Fight as Emirates Cabin Crew. 2015

Soon after the Cape Town Holiday in 2015 I received a phone call from my Emirates Dolly. she had decided to call it a day and was going to hand in her notice. She had done 7 years as Cabin Crew, accumulating many miles, circumnavigating the globe goodness knows how many times. crossing countless time zones. She would be leaving the high rise glitzy Dubai life and trading it in for a sleepy English village, it was a brave move.

Her last flight was to Bangkok, and the crew did a few surprises to make it special for her.

So a big move, to a new job and a new life. Good Luck!!!

Supreme Sharks, White Shark Cage Diving, Gansbaai, Cape Town. South Africa. 2015

There was one activity I wanted to do during my visit to Cape Town. The diving with Sharks. We booked it with a company called Supreme Sharks.
The town you are taken to is called Gansbaai, at one time this towns only income was from fishing. It is a small Africanns  community about 2 hours drive from Cape Town. The mini bus picked up at 05.30 in the morning, we were the first pick up and after a few more stops the mini bus was full. we arrived in Gansbaai in time for breakfast. had a safety briefing then got issued with wet suites, mask, snorkel and fins. then it was out to the boat.
Supreme Sharks, Gansbaai, Cape Town.

 On the boat, the crew attracted the Sharks by putting 'Chum' into the water, then, with wet suites on  you took it in turns to go into the cage.

In the Shark Cage
 The water was ....Freezing....I did not go in! But the rest of my family did, but the visibility was poor. from the deck I had a great view of the Sharks.

This was an amazing day out, and although it is expensive it is really something I recommend you do. to see these wonderful and endangered  creatures in the wild is something I will never forget.