Really enjoyed today and was great to meet Mum, Debs, Angie baby and Gwen Fraser to name most - sorry for anyone I have forgotton.

Much love

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Cookey posted 27 September 2009 07:23 AM

All the best guys and have a great day.I will watch the news for reports of mad women in high heeled trainers lol.

I so wish i could be there

Love liz

Never take your eye off the ball it may just smack you in the mouth
Hagg posted 27 September 2009 11:16 AM

I hope the walk went well yesterday, congratultions to everyone who participated.
Did any of the girls break a heel on their trainers? Lol . Hagg.

12 years and still kicking it.
It really was a great day. Congratulations to everyone who did the walk. I have a b lister on my right foot and its agony but it has a nice big dressing on it. Great to meet you again Dr Vinod.
Thanks for organising it Dr Joshi. It really was a great day and so nice to meet Debs, Angiebaby and her daughter, Kath and Tony, Mum, Gwyn, Ken and his wife, Purplekitten and others. Debs did a wonderful job of starting off the walk. Trev would have been so proud of her.

I was amazed not to ache yesterday.

Warm wishes to all,

I'm still aching today - but in different places!

I had a fabulous weekend. It really is amazing to meet so many people and put faces to names. It was great to meet Cathy, and Tony and Kath. And to walk round with Johnmac and Tracey again.

Mum, I missed you again - next year we'll both have to wear red carnations or something.

Chloe - I just wished I'd asked on the train why you were wearing that purple dress!

Angie - thanks so much for arranging the meet-up. And good to meet Chelle there, as well.

Deborah - it really was wonderful of you to come all the way from Australia to start off the walk.

And, of course, special thanks to Vinod for organising it all and making sure the sun shone so brightly again!

Much love to all

Hi Everyone

Fantastic weekend great weather and so good meet a great bunch of people, Debs and Angie and Emma, Cathy S, Dr Joshi, Su, Gwyn and Hubby, Kenny and Family and on Sunday the lovely Chelle and Amir.

Hope we haven't forgot anyone.

Lots of Love

Kathy and Tony
Hi angiebaby. I was the last to walk as i was waiting for my sister-in-law to arrive. my number was 12 and we managed to complete it in under two hours. I would like to have met other people but i get too scared to approach people. How silly am i? anyway congrats to everyone.
It was my first walk following my diagnosis and surgery a year ago. What a fantastic day it was and what a wonderful bunch of people to spend a day with, especially Ann who I met through the on line support group. She really helped me when I was awaiting my surgery and afterwards and we met face to face for the first time on Saturday and got on really well. I can't wait for next year. I'm already planning my fancy dress costume!!

Thanks Dr Joshi for the Foundation and organising this wonderful event.

Louise x (one of the bumble bees!!!)
Hi Ross

I assume you'll be walking again next year? Do make some approaches - everybody is so friendly and we'd all love to meet you.

Gwyn x
Hi Gwyn. Yes i will be doing the walk next year. I will be doing the walk every year as long as i can. Yes i liked the bumblebee costumes.

Posted a few photos and Deborah is in number 2!

I am still smiling when I think about Saturday and the walk - Brilliant day!!! Hope to see you next year.


Hi Louise
Your costumes were terrific! A shame we didn't get to meet.
Mum, thanks so much for coming up and introducing yourself. It was great to meet you. I think we got on the old cancer train around the same time, didn't we? Seems like a lifetime ago. I hope you're going to post the photo (or send it to me, please?).
Russ, as I said, it would've been great to meet up and I doubt very much (although NEVER say never) if I will get to do the walk again, so unless you're in uptown South Australia at some point, we won't get a chance to meet. As Gwyn said, everyone is so friendly and keen to put faces to names so don't hang back on making introductions.
Cheers everyone
Hi Everyone

Just been looking at the video Pete took of the walk. It will need quite a bit of editing, but there are some really good shots (particularly of Deborah starting us off). We will try to get it done and posted as soon as possible.


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Hi Deborah

I'm glad you liked the costumes - I thought yours were pretty good too. What a brave lady you are and what a journey to make for the walk!

I've got my 1 year check up in a couple of weeks so everything crossed that I will pass the first milestone.

Before next years walk I will post a message to let you all know what I'll be wearing so you can all come up and introduce yourselves! I would love to meet you all - will there be any time to actually walk?!!

Louise x
Hi Everybody

Just wanted to explain why the video of the walk is not yet posted. Pete and I had set aside the day last Sunday to get the editing done. However, just as we got started, the computer failed - it stopped working completely. We rushed off to PC World to get a new power supply, Pete fitted this still didn't work. It is now waiting to be fitted with a new motherboard. Meanwhile I can access my email again on a very dinky little laptop we have acquired, but it is not powerful enough to edit a video on, so that will have to wait till next week when we get the big computer back.

Hope it will be worth waiting for!


Hi Gwyn,

I know the feeling, they are great when they are working but when they stop, computers are a real pain. Good to meet you last week.


Hi Folks

Another update.

We spent last weekend in Brighton for my mother-in-law's 88th birthday. This week Pete got the big computer working again so we planned to get going on the video today. And guess what? We had a power cut which lasted for seven hours!

Funny how things sometimes seem to conspire against you. We will get the video done eventually, I'm sure.



PS It was good to meet you as well, Ken.
This week's update on the video:

Well, no computer problems or power cuts today so far, so we have managed to do some editing - down from 43 minutes to sixteen.

Still needs a bit of tidying up, but we are almost there!

Deborah, you look so good in your t-shirt.


Oh no, Vinod! There are so many great photos, why did you choose to use your BIG lens just on me????????????
One thing is for sure, the walk does raise awareness. The minute I finish this chocolate, I'm going on a diet.
Well done
What fantastic photographs. I wish that I could join you.

My small contribution to awareness week seems so insignificant. I spread some posters around and posted links on two over 50's sites (one major and one small friendly site). I was pleased with the response from the smaller site and hope that awareness will continue!
Hi Everyone

Just to let you know that the video is now finished! Managed to overcome our ongoing computer problems to get it done at last (with a break while we were away over Christmas). Watching it just now it was really great to relive the walk and it cheered me up no end thinking back to that warm September day.

Not sure what happens with it now, but I am sure Krishan will know.

Love and best wishes

The Hyde Park authorities have Saturday 18 September pencilled in for the Walk and we are awaiting their confirmation of the date. This has been the way they have done it in the previous years, so we do expect it to be confirmed.
Originally posted by PurpleKitten:
Really enjoyed today and was great to meet Mum, Debs, Angie baby and Gwen Fraser to name most - sorry for anyone I have forgotton.

Much love


Have a nice day. All the best and Best of luck. Thanks for sharing this.
Well done to all who have done the walk.
I have recently been made redundant and hopefully will find time to do it next year. It will be nice to see the people behind the posts!
cheers Tony K

ps Some of my postings have a dual purpose!

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