Education of Children

Education of Children

Please note this blog post was written before Lucy’s death on 26th March 2015.  She was and still is an amazing dog whom I loved with all my heart and soul.  She taught me more about love, forgiveness and the act of living than any human ever has.  I am blessed...
Wake up to Puppies!

Wake up to Puppies!

What better way to commence your day than to discover adorable cute puppies with their mommy!  Then to cycle past children and have them running after to meet Lucy.  A blessed little morning! Today’s panoramic back drop to our cycling is once more beautiful....
Best Cycling Day Ever!

Best Cycling Day Ever!

I awake in the tent at 4 am with Lucy’s big eyes staring back at me, her face as close as it can get to mine without touching.  Her cuteness makes me laugh.  I love these moments.  I am grateful to the UK’s pet immigration’s rule book. That Lucy must...
To Suffer

To Suffer

I don’t know how I’m going to make Hatay.  I feel broken.  The flat road I had been praying for has greeted me in return with a head wind so strong I can barely turn the pedals.  I feel embarrassed and wonder what people think as I cycle alongside them at...
The Turkish Army & The Scottish Accent

The Turkish Army & The Scottish Accent

We left Alanya refreshed, happy and completely ignorant of what lay ahead of us that day.  It was to begin with Lucy fighting and would end the same way for me.  The road would be the toughest yet but also by far, the most beautiful, causing a continual state of both...
We cycled 85 miles in one day!

We cycled 85 miles in one day!

Turkey’s nation wide, ‘Lets Feed Ishbel Must Get Her Fat’ campaign was gaining momentum and I enjoyed a big breakfast before we set off.  Thank you to the wonderful Turkish people we are meeting along our way who are so kind and wonderful and...