Monday, 7 July 2008

SunWalk report

Sorry I didn't get this post put up last night - I caught the sun on the walk (despite covering myself in suncream before going out - obviously wasn't a high enough factor!) and spent yesterday afternoon/evening feeling a bit worn out and headachey. But I'm not complaining, because I'm just glad that there was enough sun for me to end up with shoulders like this....


.... given that the day started off like this:


Amazingly, by the time the walk itself started, the blue skies had broken through:


Over the following four hours, while we were walking, the weather continued to be highly changeable, but our spirits remained high through it all. We smiled through the sun.....


..... and through the rain....


..... and I smiled a lot at my walking buddy, particularly when she was gesturing with her banana:


It was hard not to smile on such a brilliant day, surrounded by wonderful, cheerful people doing something so fantastic.

Amazingly, walking along wearing your bra feels oddly normal when you're part of a long crocodile of other folk doing just the same. I was still a little nervous, but it felt quite liberating, too :o)

I want to leave you with the quotation that was on the back of my medal, which made me think of all you lovely bloggers when I read it:


"Happiness is like jam. You can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself."
- Anonymous

Keep spreading that jam, bloggers :o)


17 comments:

trashalou said...

Wow!! You got a booby medal!!! Well done V.C., you very clever chicken. Ouchie wowa for the sunburn, may I suggest aloe?

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

WELL DONE!!!!!! Sorry about the sun-burn though! I didn't think you'd get that given the weather lately! The quote on your medal is perfect! Lucy xxx

Kitty said...

A medal with a bra on it! How fabulous is that? I was thinking of you all day because it was absolutely chucking it down here and I thought your lovely bra wouldn't get to see the light of day. So glad the weather was kinder over your way.

Well done you!! x

Gina said...

Well done you! You looked fantastic even if you did get a little sunburned. Brilliant achievement and a boobie medal to prove it!

Patti said...

absolutely fantastic thing to do.

Love the booby medal. Love the quote. Don't love the sunburn so much, but it will go.

Well done you

Monkee Maker said...

BRA-vo!! (Sorry, I'm probably a bit late with all the bra gags)

Well done on being bra-ve enough (shame, as I'm really getting into them) to walk around town in that beautifully decorated lingerie.

Wouldn'tit (apologies) have been fab if your poor shoulders hadn't burned though.

:)

Jackie said...

Well done, and I'm a complkete idiot making my bra decorating suggestions the day after you did the walk. Sorry. Yours was nice though. Better than my idea, more tasteful.

Alexis said...

Congratulations! I am very proud of you even though I don't know you! Sorry about the sunburn--try some aloe vera. It works wonders.

syko kajsa said...

Congratulations on your achievement! And what a great bra!

Lesley said...

Well Done VC!!!! Total respect for battling through almost everything the weather could throw at you!

I see some less hardy souls behind you wore t-shirts beneath their bras. Glad you showed them how it's really done :)

You are a star!!!

xxxxx

wonderwoman said...

well done - but ouch for the sunburn! looks like an amazing day - the comment on the medal is lovely - just perfect.

silverpebble said...

I left congrats for you on WMK's blog - I forgot where I was in blogworld - what a banana.

You did fantastically, although your arm looks a bit sore. That bosom medal is fab and the bra itself - beautiful. Why not auction it to raise more cash - I'd bid!

Laurel said...

Sorry about the sunburn, but you looked lovely. And the bra turned out very pretty! Good on ya!

lauren said...

oooooooh! a SHINY SHINY THING...with UNDERWEAR on!!!!!!!! surely unique in the history of gold medalage?!!!!

congrats to you for braving the elements...ALL OF THEM...and continuing to cut such a stylish figure in what was clearly the most beautiful and elegant garment of the day!

well done, oh jam-spreading one!!! :)

lauren said...

OMG--i've just read mm's comment!!! BRA-vo, indeed! :) :) :)

Charlie P said...

Well done VC! I'm not sure which is more impressive- the walking for ages in a bra or your spectacular sun burn :)

Carol R said...

Congratulations!