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Nothing Much!

The past couple of days we have spent at home, mainly doing very little!

I have done a bit of gardening.

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I have also sat in the sun reading. I finished one Stephen King novel – the additional book as part of the Dark Tower series – I have read all the rest! Now I am half way through his 11.22.63 book. Love his writing!

We did get a walk yesterday as said hello to a few ladies out enjoying the sun too.

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They didn’t like us much and ran away to a safe distance and stared!

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Strange creatures!

Tomorrow we have an arts group meeting in the evening including a buffet dinner – should be fun!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 
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Posted by on 11/06/2013 in Personal

 

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Staying In & The Week Ahead

Today we have spent the whole day pottering about at home. Made a lovely change after running about in Amsterdam!

This morning I did the accounts and bits in the office until lunch. I had a bit of toast with my favourite Jarlesberg cheese for lunch, then we headed out for a walk.

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We did 3.5 miles around the lanes in the sunshine, stopping only to admire the hedgerow plants.

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Lovely to see the foxgloves starting to flower too.

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After getting home we sat and enjoyed tea in the garden before doing a bit of weeding and more pottering around the garden. I did slow roast lamb and roast vegetables for dinner and now I am glued to the sofa ready to watch the Canadian F1 Grand Prix.

Next week is scan week – I have my CT scan on Thursday and then see the oncologist a week on Tuesday when we find out how things are going. All fingers are firmly crossed for good news!

Have a merry Monday!

 
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Posted by on 09/06/2013 in Personal

 

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Sunshine!

What a lovely few days we have had – so nice to see the sunshine!

We have done a bit of this and a bit of that, but nothing very exciting I’m afraid! The garden has some new friends –

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Mr Bee – he goes banana’s when the wind blows!

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And – Mrs Ladybird:

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Cute aren’t they? 🙂

As well as shopping, today we visited a new wildlife centre opened just this morning.

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It’s very pretty, with lots of walks around the quarry lakes.

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I enjoyed our walk but actually saw more wildlife in our garden! When we got home I sat out and watched the squirrels and birds playing in the garden. Makes you smile!

Tomorrow we are taking the bikes to the Tarka Trail for a bit of pedalling by the river – I hope it doesn’t rain!

Have a superb Saturday!

 
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Posted by on 31/05/2013 in Personal

 

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Gardening

It was nice to see the sun again today, so finishing what we started in the garden yesterday was on the cards.

This morning we faffed about and I booked the airport parking for Amsterdam and did a bit of looking around for boat trips. The afternoon was spent getting the rest of the ivy off the workshop.

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It now needs some tlc and a pot of paint! I spent the rest of the time either making tea or shredding the evidence! Tomorrow we have a chappie coming to lay the hedge properly – never has our garden been so tidy! There is much more to do, but hopefully once it is done it will be easier to look after.

I hope it’s nice weather again tomorrow – we are on a roll!

Have a terrific Thursday!

 
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Posted by on 24/04/2013 in Personal

 

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Phew!

My thoughts are with those who suffered in Boston, and for those for whom a marathon will never quite be the same. Such a dreadful thing.

Our holiday continues though.

Today we walked around the bay, then took the ferry from Rock to Padstow with BunBun.

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We had a wander around the harbour and shops in lovely sunshine.

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Then lunch!

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Home and another walk.

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Then surfing! Some seriously fun walls of water today – such fun! Except the bit where you have to get into and out of a wetsuit!

Completely shattered now so beer and bed are on my agenda!

Have a wicked (surf dude speak!) Wednesday!

 
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Posted by on 16/04/2013 in Personal

 

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Homely

An at-home day today, which basically means I didn’t do much! I found loads of stuff on the Internet that I read. Full stop!

We did go for a walk though – it’s not getting any warmer!

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You know already that I love sheep – I love lambs even more! So nice to see them all enjoying the dry weather.

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This is the view from the front of our house:

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Tonight I need the sofa and an open fire – happily, I have both!

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Have a wonderful evening and a wicked Wednesday!

 
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Posted by on 02/04/2013 in Personal

 

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Sunshine

Finally we got to see the sun today!

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It was late afternoon by the time the clouds parted and we saw this lovely sunshine – enough to brighten any day.

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So nice to get out of the house, all wrapped up and out for our walk.

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Beautiful!

Tomorrow is the day I get to see the consultant – at least we may know a bit more. Fingers crossed.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

 
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Posted by on 21/01/2013 in Personal

 

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Enjoying the Sun

A few random bits for you today!

I am so looking forward to the Olympics! I’m watching Boris on the television in Hyde Park with 60,000 people! Wow! I may be just about as far as you can get from London, but I am still very excited! There are Union Flags flying in our offices, in my village, and all around Devon!

I have taken the week off work for the last week of the Games – I’m so looking forward to watching the athletes at the top of their performance. I love track & field, but also the swimming (go Rebecca!) and the badminton and everything!

On a different subject, the foot is still huge, but we went for a walk after dinner when the sun was still shining.

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The farmers have been busy again.

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Just lovely out today, unfortunately I spent most of it in the office, which actually makes coming home to this all the more enjoyable.

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Food wise I have eaten too much today, banana & almond butter for breakfast, ham salad and yogurt for lunch, corned beef and salad for dinner. Plus, I had a bag of crisps mid afternoon!

Happily I have met my Nike+ Fuel target for the day, so exercise has been good.

I leave you with ‘the foot’ as of this minute!

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Nice!

Have a fantastic Friday folks!

 
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Posted by on 26/07/2012 in Personal

 

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Super Sunshine

What a lovely day again, so nice the lovely weather has come at the weekend.

We made the most of the weather – shorts on and off we went to Mortehoe for a walk along the coast path.

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We did 3 miles in the heat, then retreated back to the village for coffee. This afternoon we also did our usual walk around the village – far too nice to be indoors!

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Making hay whilst the sun shines! 🙂

We have done so much today I have easily made my Nike+ Fuel target today – tomorrow may be another matter as I am back at the office.

Food today has been great – I had a little ham and some salad I shared with hubby at Mortehoe for lunch, then cooked roast lamb for dinner with cabbage, green beans and carrots. I was starving!

Back to work tomorrow – I hope you have a lovely Monday!

 
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Posted by on 22/07/2012 in Personal

 

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Summer’s Here!

What a fantastic day! The sun has shone all day – a bit hazy – but hot! T shirt and shorts type hot. 🙂

We faffed about with the morning and decided to have lunch at home before heading out. For lunch I had a bread roll that I got at Sainsbury’s yesterday – cheese and onion bread. OMG – you have to try one if you are anywhere near a Sainsbury’s with a bakery! Amazingly gorgeous bread, although I dread to think how many calories! Still, I had the roll with a small bit of Cornish Brie and a sliced tomato.

Off we went to Westward Ho!

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Plenty of people around enjoying the beach and the sea. I can’t wait for my leg to heal and we can give those waves a go in our swanky new wetsuits! It was lovely out and we walked just over 2 miles along the beach, where the tide was out far enough to reveal a very unseaworthy boat.

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After our walk we headed into Bideford to the Cafe in the Parc for coffee and a slice of fruit cheesecake. Mmmm! Home, a quick cup of tea and out for a trot around the block 2.25 miles, average pace 17mm again. I was dressed for a walk, so jiggling was too hot and too bouncy! 🙂 It was good to be out though.

Dinner was Thai Green Prawn curry with stir fry vegetables – nice, but I could only get tiny prawns and it just wasn’t the same!

Today the leg has been okay, but the bottom of my foot is sore, almost bruised, but I have no idea why. The bruising down my shin is still there, as is the numbness, which I actually think is getting more widespread, creeping up my shin. Interesting!

The weather is set fair for a few days now, so I hope we can make the most of it. Tomorrow I shall go out dressed to run, and then walk a bit, it’s all about attitude don’t you think? If I head out for a walk, that’s what I’ll do, if I head out for a run – well – who knows!

Have a great day all!

 

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