Spoon 27 of 52 – The Ice Cream Scoop in Silver Birch

IMG_9684_2 I’m 3 weeks behind on my spoons but managed to get this one finished yesterday. It’s made from silver birch heart wood and is bloody hard. Lovely to carve. Oiled it in tong oil for a change, but didn’t like it as it’s sticky! Continue reading

Spoon 26 of 52 – The Estonian Midsummer Spoon in Silver Birch

Spoon 26

I have slipped into old ways and I am a week behind with my spooning. I actually got this bit of wood from the Tiido family, who I stayed with in Parno in Estonia. They kindly put me up whilst I was hitchhiking back from Finland to London two weeks ago, I’m not sure I would trust a hairy smelly hitchhiker like myself.

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Welcome to our challenge website – TEN WEEKS UNTIL WE START!

In under 2 months time me and my friend Dave will be embarking on one of the biggest challenges in our lives – Running the Pennine Way in the UK – aptly named running 10in10. A hilly 300miles through the heart of the UK in just 10 days.

As Dave has highlighted in this post I reblogged below, we are running for charity, and are aiming to raise in excess of £2000 which will be split between cancer research UK and Katherine House Hospice.

I will sharing the blog posts we write on the run on my personal blog, but if you want to find more about the run, keep up to date on our progress or if you want to donate to the charities then please follow our blog or any of our social media channels:

Website: https://running10in10.wordpress.com/

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Chris & Dave's Running Blog

Rather conveniently, this initial post finds us TEN weeks away from the start of attempting to run TEN marathons in TEN days!

This is such a short period of time before such a big challenge and the prospect is somewhat daunting. Preparations are well under way though, with route planning, equipment specification, accommodation and logistics.

The Challenge is simple on paper – run the entire length of the Pennine Way from the south to the north in ten days. The route tracks along the spine of the north of England and breaks down into approximately a marathon per day. The terrain is tough, with almost all of it being off road and hilly, not to mention the effect that the weather can have on such an exposed route.

We hope you can join us on this journey and we’ll be posting regularly in the lead up and during the challenge…

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Spoon 25 of 52 – The Finnish Midsummer Spoon in Pine

IMG_9445This spoon was made whilst hosting some friends from the UK. We paddled on Lake Äurejarvi for 2 days and walked through Seitseminen National park for 2 days, then a couple of days in Helsinki. During the evenings of the canoe and walk we found some time to make a spoon each. It also happened to fall during the mid point of the year – midsummers. Generally during this time the Finns gather in their summer houses and celebrate.

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