I started the year full of good intentions, you know the ones - eat better, lose weight, exercise more. One way that I plan to fulfill the 'exercise more' part is to combine it with scrapbooking. My usual exercise is plain old walking but I usually walk the same routes and get bored with them after a while. I decided to make a greater effort to walk in different places each week and to record each walk on a 6x6 page. I managed to stick to this for January and these are my first six pages:
Walk 1 - Lion Gorge: Following a footpath through part of a local nature reserve to see where it went, ending with a muddy scramble up a bank to the main road.
Walk 2 - I drove to Harlow for this one - an orienteering event in the very muddy Latton Woods.
Walk 3 - More mud, this time in Weald Park, Brentwood. I was there so early in the day that I had parts of the park to myself.
Walk 4 - A local (though long) walk to the Herbert E Brooks Memorial Gardens where a holocaust memorial has just been erected.
So far I'm enjoying this project, both the walks and the scrapping, and I have a long list of places to go. This month has been a good mix - a local explore, an organised event, a wander around a familiar country park, and a walk to visit a specific place. Here's hoping that the weather is as kind to me in February.