Really hope this finds you all well.  The dodgy photo of me was taken near the beginning of the Cycle Derby Sportive…a great event that I did with my lovely crazy friend Dani…we cycled together for about 5 mins and then she left me!  She likes food and I thought, oh well, I will see her at the feed station…but no, she sailed past it!!!  It was a great event and if you are thinking of doing it I can recommend it.  They run it in April and September each year.  It’s helping to get me fit that’s for sure!

The highlight of September was the retreat weekend at Grindleford.  Such a wonderful venue and which really lends itself to helping you unwind and take time out for you.  We were nourished inside by Dena Smiles’s cooking and outside by Derbyshire nature and yoga.  We had a really joyful fire ceremony.  It is booked for next September so if you are thinking of joining me do get in touch, a lot of those that came this year have already booked!  There is a video link here that June made, to give you a little flavour of the place and its situation.  We may even have a yurt to play with next year!

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