|Millie found the "stream"!!|
|shadow selfie - new trend?|
|the non existent steps!|
After an afternoon nap (boy I must need these sleeps) I decided to get outside for some fresh air and tried another long walk. Not quite as far as the 5k last week but a smaller loop in the same location.(3.18km at 17:52 min / km, last time the pace was 19:53 min/km so I am getter better and faster!) Last week I noticed that there was an unexpected set of steps to go down which would then get you back to the car park. I was also treated to my very own air display - the RAF regularly uses the area to practise their shooting and bombing so you can see the planes circling out to sea and the noise is not too overpowering - in fact after living here for 24 years, it is definitely a comforting noise. You may have noticed the tracker has gone up recently several times - the brief was if I do more steps than usual and one two occasions recently my pedometer has gone over 10000 steps ( I used to do 7 - 8000 when I worked) so I have accredited the tracker with this extra distance. Clearly I am much more active now that I am retired - although that seems somewhat confusing. I also read recently about how stress at work can cause weight gain - I am hoping, therefore that the lack of stress can help you to lose it!
The next step this afternoon was then to finish the embroidery that I mentioned yesterday. Tonight's sewing class requires that I stop adding extras but this type of embroidery is never completely finished - you can always add something. Every Tuesday I go to the quilting class - its a two hour me time with lovely company , good tuition and inspirational quilts - all for £4 a time. The tutor has opened up her home and invites people into her refurbished lounge most days and Tuesday evenings - she has a very understanding husband!
Finally another plea for "Challenge Lynda" ideas. I have changed the settings so that anyone can comment - not just those with a google account. So far I have 46 ideas - many of which are, as you may expect, craft related but need 52 to make it one per week. Since this is already week 2 I need to achieve 2 this week to catch up so have chosen two postpals to send some adorable cards to and will complete a drive through McDonalds at the weekend. But please - another 6 would be great - and then I will publish all 52!!