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Charlie Clive Clear has arrived!
Born on Sunday 6th November, 8lbs, and totally awesome.
As a direct result of our last journey around the UK, we are about to start the next epic leg of Going The Distance. The sidecar has been replaced with the moses basket, and our average number of miles covered per day will drop to zero. We were profoundly affected by the conclusion of the UK journey – especially our meeting with the Bowls Club in Launceston. I dug out the blog post from that day – still on goingthedistance.co.uk.
(mc:) Our last day in the saddle began with a brief trip to Dunheved bowls club. We met Brian and Rhona (40 years together), Ron and Mavis (50), Edward and Gloria (51), Bernie and Mary (47) and Colin and Julie (35)
So with 223 years of marriage between them, they had more combined experience than any other interview on this project. We covered a range of topics; from bowls to arguing….But they clearly remember the wedding day, and the birth of their children and grandchildren. It’s more important to enjoy what you’ve got, than to get what you want”
The other thing they mentioned, which we didn’t recount in the blog, was the timing of it all. If you want to be a grandparent at 60, then you need kids around 30. It’s just maths. It’s not whether you’re you think you’re ready for a baby now, you’ll never think you’re ready. But it is something you need to get on with at some point soon to have a family to enjoy when you’re old. And it is that family that will help you Go The Distance.
So with that in mind, we’ve got on with it and here’s the result.
I’ve found that once you start writing a blog about significant life events, it’s hard to stop..
Have a look at www.charliecliveclear.com if you want to see the next leg of the journey.