Walking back to Happiness

Well. Welcome to this thread.

You may be surprised why it is here or happy it is here. Then again: ‘You have got to be joking! Do you know what is wrong with me?’ may be your response.

This all began on the Extreme Fatigue thread. On there several people wanted and needed inspiration/incentive to get out and walk. Many people see the benefits of it in their life and to help on this; mad journey, train ride, rollercoaster ride and other positively rude words journey called Breast Cancer.

It is not a thread created to make anyone feel less than they do at present. It is not a thread that will set people against one another. Being competitive with yourself or a simple challenge to yourself is the point, but not a race against others is a key premis.

The idea is that you can do any of these or none:

  1. Post when you have walked.
  2. Post how many minutes you walked for.
  3. Post how you felt before, during or after. Or not at all.
  4. Post pictures from your walk, but ones that do not point to where you live.
  5. Post inspirational quotes, thoughts or comments.
  6. A simple like of people’s efforts is fine. No need to write an essay unless you feel the need.
  7. On a safety note. Do tell friends, family or the thread when you leave and return safely. Be aware of your personal safety at all times.


Well here goes.

Either it will grow and blossom, with lots of lovely people benefiting. Or I will have egg all over my face – not for the first time in my chequered life and career.

Leolady – may be adding in the odd gallop to my walks.

PS if you don't like us don't be cruel.

  • Great collections , loved the coastal video. Definitely better when quiet! Walked with a friend today, hadn’t seen her since December. It’s a drive to a convenient halfway point so was avoiding that until the recent easing. Bluebells are on their way, should be lovely there in a few weeks. Will hopefully meet her again soon and maybe even have a coffee at the pub where we park. Only one white today - some sort of daisy? Don’t think they’re ox eye as not very yellow in the middle? Then emerging bluebells, and my first ducklings of this spring! Cygnets next hopefully! Xxx

    HappyFeet1 xx
    Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi
  • Love the ducklings and the little bluebells . It's the first time we ventured further afield since October ( except to legally go  to van to clean ) and I have missed our local haunts . Especially knowing which area to avoid people . Decided that as Forecast was a balmy 10 degs ( they were wrong it was 6 degs and wind still there ) we would venture out Dexter loved the walk on the moors long lead on so plenty of following scents 

    One step at a time and ...Breathe !
  • Lovely photos all! I suspect pleasant areas are going to struggle with overpopulating again like last summer. Crowds, crowds, crowds. 
    it’s such a pity we are so busily populated an island. And the litter people are leaving! Disgusting! 
    Hugs xxx


  • Lovely photos Happyfeet. Great to see the Bluebells starting to come out! The white flowers are wood anemones (anemone nemerosa).

    Bluebell xx

  • Love the costal pictures Margaret. Went for a short walk tonight. Took some random photos then my battery went so no white. 

    Bluebell xx

  • Lovely photos,,and Thankyou ..I would love to see your jigsaw.

    It is cold and cloudy today so may get on with my reading.

    Will try to find a green in my archives :

     I won’t half be glad when I have finished the four panels for my older sister to make herself a long Gillet She likes green so am putting more green in now I am nearly finishing so it will be next to her face to show her complexion.!...xx

  • Thanks , I’ll let my friend know too. I am a bit of a dunderhead re plants but slowly learning more! Lovely photos, you’re just ahead a day with greens! Here are a couple from my morning walk to collect mJoycar - not sure it’s worth the cost of the repairs JoyJoy. But much cheaper than buying a new one.... xxx

    HappyFeet1 xx
    Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi
  • Lovely knitting !! I’m green with envy!! Xx

    HappyFeet1 xx
    Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi
  • I just had too share this 

    MIND OVER MATTER - I don't mind and what you think doesn't matter.
  • RoflRoflRoflRofl
    My greens from a damp walk to work this morning