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Sunday, 12 October 2014

TGO Challenge 2014: Part 7: The Challenge family

This is a post for my one of my best mates, Denis Pidgeon.

Amongst my friends there’s been a lot of talk recently about the “Challenge Family” and what it means to each of us. Over the last twenty years I’ve made dozens and dozens of friends on the Challenge. Had it not been for this wonderful event we probably would have never met. This event welcomes all-comers; it’s inclusive, and a force for good.

I’m just pointing that out.

Here are some of this year’s crop of Challenge friends. There are an awful lot of people missing from this post, so please don’t feel offended if I have missed taking a snap of you!

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DENIS PIDGEON

 

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10 comments:

  1. The lady in the fifth photo from the top needs to be given a talking to. I'm sure she's absolutely lovely in every way, but there's nothing worse when you're out walking than somebody who looks effortless, relaxed and even elegant.

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    1. In order to take that picture, Dave, I had to gallop ahead of the trio, who were wellying along at an impressive speed and yes, Emma does seem to be floating along.

      This rapid progress is highly unusual for our merry little band. I mused about this at the time, and came to the conclusion that it was a macho thing. How could three rufty-tufty blokes let it be known that we could not cope with such mercurial pace set by one so svelte?

      Emma left us (or to be brutally honest about this, we left Emma and Andy) after a few hours after Andy had led her horribly astray (but we were guilty of blindly following) to scamper on into the Great Glen and smarter company than our own. She's a very bright lady.

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  2. The picture you nicked was from me! LOL

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    1. Indeed, Sir!
      I've amended to caption accordingly, Craig.
      Thank you.
      :-)

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  3. That'll be the lovely Emma.
    Never seen her without a smile!

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    1. Indeed Sir.
      I think she takes a leaf out of Norma's book. She must have a dressing room, with mirrors, showers, make-up and hair salon in her Duomid.
      They are both always immaculately presented.

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  4. Both are truely delightful company and succeed with ease in making me feel a grumpy, dishevelled wreck. Oh. Maybe because I often am!

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    1. I'm not a morning person either, Louise.
      Come to think of it, I'm not too good in the afternoons either. The evenings... No. They're a struggle too.
      Wear black. The crumples and grubbiness doesn't show so well. A beard can hide the sagging jaw-line. You're going to struggle with that one.
      A smile helps.
      Here's one for you, Miss!
      :-D

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  5. Made me glad I've applied again - couldn't miss out on all the smiles!

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