Sunday, 11 January 2009


So I have spent my sunday as follows -

Got up at about 9am, cooked breakfast for Me and Emily

Emily fancied going for a walk and I thought OK, I can start to wear my boots in, so we walked around Wandsworth Common, which was nice.

Got back, and I cooked a rather spectacular roast lamb, which Emily enjoyed.

I think that I've done a pretty good job of being the model boyfriend (fiance!) don't you?


Monday, 5 January 2009

It's still happening

I know, it's been a long time since my last (and first) post. My excuse - making the most of being able/allowed to get drunk and to be lazy in the build up to Christmas and new year. With all of that bollocks over and done with, the trip to Everest is feeling very near indeed. The next 3 months are going to fly by.

The fitness regime takes a giant leap forward from here on. No more booze for a start (apart from 3 wildcards that I'm allowing myself, the first being a 3 day bender in a couple of weeks), no more fags, less chips, more salad blah blah blah.

To the fitness -

Darts - the dart board is now firmly up on the wall, a picture of some prick that I used to live with stuck to the front. Amazing how much more power I have in my arm after just a few days.

TV channel changing - I now keep the remote control on the coffee table instead of next to me on the sofa. The stretching is really improving my core strength.

Lift at work - I've stopped using the lift and I now walk down the stairs (not up). My office is on the 1st floor.

A bloody admirable start I'm sure you'll all agree.

Any way, better go now as the laptop is starting to hurt my legs, it's so damn heavy!

I promise to keep this updated with my progress more often from now on.


Sunday, 19 October 2008

Am I Mad?

As some of you reading this will already know, I am part of an expedition with the aim of setting the world record for the highest ever (altitude wise) game of team sport!

We leave in April 09 for Mount Everest, trek to near base camp where there is a cricket pitch sized plateau where the game will be held. All of the details can be found at

So to the title of this post - Am I Mad? In summary, I think we all are, 55 people climbing to an altitude more than double the highest altitude that FIFA allow football matches to be played; where the air is so thin it is like "breathing through a straw"; where the temperature is approximately absolute zero; and where my mum tells me that there are spiders the size of cats that jump 6 feet in the air, and can swallow your head whole (I think she made this up).

So from now until we go - approximately 6 months - we all have to become very fit people, and if i'm honest, I have a lot of work to do which starts properly tomorrow! I've set myself the target of running the bath half marathon a couple of weeks before we go, i reckon if I can do that, I can play cricket on Everest.

Obviously we're not doing this for fun, I don't think it will be fun at all until we get back to Blighty and we can tell the stories of our trip! We're raising money for Sport/Comic Relief and the Himalayan Trust with a target of £250,000 in all. If you would like to sponsor me I would greatly appreciate it and you can do this by visiting

I'll keep you all posted from time to time on how the fitnees training is going and of any interesting developments on the expedition.

See you soon!