John O’Groats to Land’s End – A Challenge

John O'Groats to Land's End – A Challenge - Lauren Mayhew Author
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So, you know when you have a moment of inspiration and you’re so filled with excitement about it that you get a little carried away? I’m sure some of you will know that feeling. This happened to me about a week ago when I decided that I wanted to walk from John O’Groats in Northern Scotland to Land’s End in the South West of England.

It’s 874 miles, or more, depending on which route you want to take. 874 miles or 1407 kilometres. I’m hoping to take the shortest route possible, as it’s going to take up a lot of my annual leave. About fifteen days I think. I hope to be able to complete the walk within twenty-one days or less, otherwise I’ll have to have a month off work, and don’t think that’s a possibility for me. Twenty-one days counting the weekends, though ideally, I’d like to have a few days to recover before I go back to work. Continue reading “John O’Groats to Land’s End – A Challenge”


I Want to Try Yoga

I Want to Try Yoga - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI’m not the best at getting my exercise in. I think my average step count is about 4,000 a day, which is considerably lower than the 10,000 you’re meant to get. My job makes it hard. I’m either sat in the office all day, or I’m out and about walking around. There is no in between. Some days, I’m lucky to reach 3,000!

Although I could go for walks after work to increase my steps, I want to try something a little different. Something that will actually make me feel like I’ve done a workout. I can happily go for a 3 mile walk and not feel any strain. If I increase that, I’ll be taking up a lot of spare time that I don’t seem to have at the moment. Continue reading “I Want to Try Yoga”

Character Inspiration: People Watching

Character Inspiration People Watching - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI love to people watch. I could literally watch people all day. Some of them are just so fascinating.

Have you ever been sat somewhere, and watched a person run through a town centre? Did a part of you ever wonder what they were up to? Did you then find yourself creating a scenario in your head about what it is they’re doing? If you did, then you’ve essentially created a character. If you’ve never done this, you’re seriously missing out! Continue reading “Character Inspiration: People Watching”