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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Caching

:: Ahhhhh Sunday::
Hello out there in Blogsville. How have you been?
I just want to take this opportunity to welcome my new Followers. Wow I am thrilled that 51 people want to read my blog! You have no idea how chuffed
I am to say that. I thank all of you for popping in to read my chunterings and to all of those who comment, I want to say a BIG thank you.

Okay so today I am going to introduce you to a little family past time.
We are Geocachers.
Okay! For those who are not cachers (known as Muggles by cachers) Geocaching is like a global treasure hunt. When I say global it is VERY global....
Have a look at the website, pop in your postcode/zipcode/location and wait for those little boxes on the map!!!
A Cache (pronounced as cash) is the item you go in search of.
You then pop those co-ords into a GPS and go caching. It is fantasic to add interest to a walk with children and find places you would never have known were there before!!!! We have found soooooo many gorgeous walks and scenic routes because of this hobby I can't begin to tell you.
There are lots of mini-games within Geocaching, like moving little Travel Bugs and Geocoins along their way to complete their given missions but that complicates a very simple little hobby when trying to explain it. I can assure you that you will never look at a pile of sticks again the same way once you start caching!!!!
Basically we look for little plastic boxes filled with goodies. When I say "goodies" I mean things a child would find in a party bag or their stocking at Christmas. A few basic rules apply like if you take a prize you must leave a prize and that when you find a cache you try to put it back exactly as you found it so no Muggles find it and spoil the game. If you pop your location in you'll be astounded to see, wherever you live, how many are around you and that you have walked past so often.




Okay kids you run up that hill but....................


I have the GPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!



it may have been okay in Dirty Dancing but I am NOT crossing that!!!!


Mum!!!! We found the cache!!!!!!!!


Running back down the hill! Oh to be a child again!


All this one valley and less than 2 miles from home!



And then to the our local village and a reward of a pint!!!

Oh almost forgot the yarny bit of my post...........

I have turned the heel of my second pair of toe up socks! YAY....
 By the next post I hope that they are a Ta-Dah post.

 So I hope you all have a great week.
Love Tickety-boo
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6 comments:

  1. Geocaching is so cool! IIt is really like treasure hunting!
    Your socks are looking gooood!

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  2. I always wondered what geocaching was. Thank you for enlightening me. Dunno about the Guiness though, a nice pint of cider is more me ;)

    Socks look fab :)

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  3. You have got me intrigued, I put my postcode in on the site and there are loads near me. My six year old would love this. I will have to look into it more and learn a bit more about it. I have never used GPS, I want one! I want the socks and the pint looked grand! xxx

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  4. What fun it sounds. Why haven't we come across it before. What a waste. And those socks look very cosy. x

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  5. I had never heard of geocaching. Thank you for the information. It looks like fun and especially with kids. The socks and beer look great and a real treat too!. Thanks so much for visiting me and always leaving such warm comments. Hope you have a great week. I will be stopping in again.
    xoRobin❤

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  6. Geocaching sounds like an interesting hobby.

    Regarding egg-free pancakes. When my daughter couldn't eat eggs I used this recipe (see link) which is similar to Scotch pancakes, leaving the egg out and adding 2-3 tablespoons of milk in its place. It worked pretty well.

    http://thequincetree65.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-make-baking-easy-free-pancake.html

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