Well done to the No. 1's. They made it through the heats, onto the semi final and were crowned champions against the formidable T'Yorkies in a fantastic nail biting final last night. A brilliant last answer 'The Statue of Liberty' was a fitting end to 7 weeks of quizzing. 8 teams started with 48 participants. We also had almost 300 audience 'bookings' throughout too. Will we be doing it all again - of course we will but we need time to start asking another 100 people many fun questions. Your £10 gift voucher has been emailed to the 6 winners today.
Today I want to highlight that whilst Spice changes lives for so many people is does for those behind the scenes too. Take me as an example, I have experienced so much over the years, I have learned to ski, whack a golf ball, ride a segway and made some real friends along the way. I met the lovely Katie through Spice with the inquisitive Beth now part of the Morris clan. Looking ahead I face my biggest challenge yet with Spice. If you had told me six years ago my happy place would be out on a walk I'd of laughed you out of the room. I saw a gap in the Spice programme for short, easy walks suitable for everyone so on 23 January 2014 I planned the easy Pentland's stroll. The first walk I would lead. I enjoyed it immensely so pressed ahead with more walks including the coast to coast, Erskine to Edinburgh via the canal paths, the Fife Coastal Path, Ben Lomond, and many Pentland hills walks. 2019 was one of my highlights, The West Highland Way - this simply reinforced my love of the hills. Recently I was lucky enough to walk Ben Nevis with friends, all very straight forward. This year I will be leading the Fife Pilgrims Path as training begins for Africa and the Kilimanjaro Climb in July 2021. I am lucky enough to be part of a small team (Graeme Czeschel and Lorna McDougall so far) who attempting the 19340 ft highest mountain in Africa. This is a Spice trip so all members from around the UK are welcome to join us. It will be a real challenge of fitness, character and resolve but one that will live long in the memory for sure. So, if on a meal I decide to not have the pudding as a 3rd course - as odd as that may seem don't encourage me, I influence easily where cake is concerned! Exciting times.