In five weeks time today I shall be spending my first night out in the wilds with Wanda up at Loch Coire Lair on the TGO Challenge. Lord Elpus & I had planned a little soirée for the evening:
With Phil's withdrawal from the Challenge in order to get back to the very pinkest of health, I now find myself the custodian and host of the Cheese & Wine Parties.
This is a grave responsibility that I shoulder with some trepidation. There are supplies to be hauled in, a stache to unearth and navigation to perfect, to ensure that I am in the right place at the right time. No sense in hosting a party if you are in a different valley!
I have had to think hard about this route. Phil & I have both had a bit of a rum year so far and we both felt the need for a more contemplative walk for the first half of the Challenge and then to rejoin the herd for more of a lively second half. With this now being a solo walk I had to think if this was still the walk I wanted.
Of course, the answer is a resounding 'yes' as I will need a little space and time to myself, which means that I shall continue with our planned route.
So the Cheese & Wine Parties are still 'on'.