And she’s off!

A young woman is sitting on a carpeted floor surrounded by clothes and equipment for a trekking expedition. She is putting a pair of pink hand knitted walking socks on her feet

It’s a busy weekend in the Winwick Mum household.  We’re packing and re-packing rucksacks, making sure that passports, vaccination cards and currency are all to hand, and constantly updating a list of things we think we might have forgotten.

Not so small daughter is off to Nepal and I can’t believe quite how quickly it’s come round!  We have so appreciated your comments about what a lovely country it is and how your young people have enjoyed their travels to far-flung places (they have really helped!), and we can’t thank you enough for buying a copy of the Monkey Puzzle Socks pattern to help us with our fundraising.  If you missed it, you can read the blog post about the pattern here.

We’ve put the money towards the cost of not so small daughter’s boots and we love the idea that you will be walking the hills with her – she’s promised me lots of photos and a blog post when she returns!

The boots are below in this photo, along with one of the pairs of trekking socks I made for her.  This pair is knitted in West Yorkshire Spinners ColourLab DK in shade Jazz using the free Sound Waves pattern that I designed for the yarn – you can get a copy here.

A pair of pink and purple crazily striped socks on sock blockers lying on a wooden floor next to a pair of hiking boots

A short and sweet post today but I’ll be back with more next week.  Enjoy your weekend! xx



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12 Responses

  1. Fiona says:

    those boots look identical to mine. I’ve had 10+ years of tramping the North Wales coast path and chunks of the slate trail without a single blister, now regularly glued back together, they are money well spent. have a wonderful trip

    • winwickmum says:

      They’re Meindl ones, recommended to us when big daughter went to Peru – she’s still wearing hers 8 years later, I’ve got a pair for walking the dog and now not so small daughter has some – we love them! If they’re the same as yours, I absolutely agree that they’re money well spent! 🙂 xx

  2. Lynne says:

    I was lucky enough to spend a fortnight in Nepal on a school trip a good few years ago. It is an amazing country and the people are so warm and welcoming, not to mention the spectacular scenery and treks. We also spent a few days in the jungle (in the comfort of lodges it must be said) near Chitwan, went elephant trekking, flew over Everest which was just breathtaking. The memories are still fresh 25 years later. I hope your daughter has a wonderful time, just as we did. What a fantastic opportunity, safe travels

  3. Peg b says:

    Enjoy yourself and have a safe trip not so small daughter.

  4. Audrey says:

    Hope she has a very good time and take lots of pictures

  5. Geeha says:

    Your daughter will have a wonderful time. Even if such trips had been available to me 50 years ago I doubt I’d have had the courage. A school exchange to South West France was the big adventure that broadened my horizons. I wish you all well and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Susan Rayner says:

    Great boots and of course lovely socks to go with them. I hope she has a wonderful time and enjoys her great adventure.
    And I hope you and your husband don’t worry too much – always inevitable of course.

  7. Annette says:

    I hope she has a great adventure, looking forward to seeing the photos and her return xx

  8. Christine Knowler says:

    I wish your daughter a wonderful safe trip. Nepal was one of the first places my mother in law visited after her husband died. He didn’t like to travel. My husband is going on a motorbike trip there next year. It certainly has a pull for people.

    • winwickmum says:

      Oh wow, what a brave and wonderful thing for your mother-in-law to do! You’re right, there is something about the place that draws people, and thank you for your good wishes xx

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