Since each of us was several, there was quite a crowd. Here we have made use of everything that came within range, what was closest as well as fartherest away. (Deleuze & Guattari, in the introduction to A Thousand Plateaus, 3)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Marathon des Sables

A short note to recommend the courage of my eldest - and possibly a bit crazy -  nephew Sam Weston-Simons who is competing in this year's Marathon des Sables. Sam is raising money for a childrens' hospital (The Burns Malawi Trust) where he has worked (Sam is well on  his way to becoming an orthapaedic surgeon). I shall be thinking of him every day until I hear he has arrived safely at the finish.
So please check out his blog, the race has already begun!

Postscript, Sunday April 15:
We turned on our internet this morning to hear that Sam has completed the Marathon des Sables coming in 167 overall - an extraordinary achievement! We all wish him many many congratulations.

Post-Postscript, Wednesday April 18
Sam has arrived home safely! I've just checked  his blog and he has left detailed comments about the gear he took with him (they had to carry all their own supplies) as well as comments about his training shedule. I may not (will never be!) a marathon runner but I am a keen bush walker (trekker) and I found his comments fascinating and informative so here is the link to his blog again in case someone who reads this is interested.


  1. Hi sarah... thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog and on my blanket. As you know its all a labour of love, so its lovely when you have online visitors come and share your passions and creativity. I would love you to share my blanket on your blog! Thankyou for the compliment... take care michele

  2. Dear Michele
    Thank you for getting back to me, I do really love your blanket!
    I'm going to try and put a link so people can see it for themselves!
    Oh yes and write on your blog as well as I'm not sure if you'll get this message.
    Best wishes, Sarah