This made me smile. Cheers Fitbit.
Yesterday – not today – was the perfect day to take a walk.
Yesterday had all the hallmarks of being a bit of a dud, actually. We both of us felt full of head cold and utterly exhausted, in that way that only emerges after a few days of complete relaxation. If we’d been in Wales, we’d have stayed in and started a jigsaw. Unfortunately, the weather was … Continue reading Weekend Away Day 3
Went for a wander today. Through granary wharf. From city centre to kirkstall Artsey 1 Artsey 2 Artsey 3 I know I’m not a great photographer but it brings me such joy just to try. You know?
For the first time in 7 months, I’ve spent a week with my hunny. Obviously, we haven’t been able to go out, so instead we’ve been getting to know each other again by returning to our ‘before times’ routines.
The housemates decided to let off a bit of steam last night so it was 80’s hits till 3am and laughter till later. Despite that, I woke up relatively early and very cheerful. I know – no logic to it!
So, you know how I got all pick axey this weekend? Well, it turns out that the aching yesterday was just the precursor. This evening, it took quite a bit of warming up to comfortably lift my arms above my head. That’s not the worst of it though. Without going into too many details, let’s … Continue reading Downside to productivity
Went for a walk along the river yesterday evening.
As promised yesterday. Today has been exhausting. Meetings for 6 hours!!! is too many meetings. Got a walk in though, Pilates for the first time in YEARS with X and caught up with D’elle. So…this isn’t a cheat blog, it’s totally a real informative post.
Two of my colleagues and I woke up this morning, convinced it was Friday. One nearly didn’t call me, assuming we’d had our meeting already! Another wished someone a happy weekend before they were reminded we’ve all a meeting tomorrow. As for me, my rude awakening came at 7am this morning, when I ran downstairs … Continue reading It’s Thursday today. Right?
Went for a walk yesterday (shocker), visited the Abbey (stunned into silence now) and the nature reserve…via the canal (practically swooning at this point, right?). The salmon bridge is complete. The access bridge removed and hopefully the last of the work remnants will be removed shortly. The abbey will soon be returned to her ruined … Continue reading Little wander
Yesterday was probably my best day in Lockdown part Deux. Up early, I had all my dailies done by lunch – walk, Italian, ukulele. After, a chat with a beloved book clubber, back in touch after an accidentally long time. Then, just as we were settling in, a missed call. A message! D and B … Continue reading A Walk with a Friend
Even though it’s dark at 4.30pm and the skies are grey and the season has shifted towards the dank and wet…there are still some snippets of colour in my garden! Enough to raise the spirits even time I dart downstairs for a hurriedly made coffee and glance out the kitchen window. Today started well, up … Continue reading Still some blissful blossoms!
My chap sent me an article about why sorting a drawer can be so satisfying (there’s more to it that that) – it’s not something you can excel it, it’s just something that you do, usually in your own home. Weekends have become a bit of a slog for me during this second lockdown. From … Continue reading Pottering
I blogged about learning The Eagle today on LBC. Walking in Kirkstall Abbey, I was surprised to find an area cordoned off – what I call the folly walk. It’s on a flood plane and frequently disappears. However, I fell into conversation with a former art teacher about otters and oak forests and deer herds … Continue reading A poem, a walk and a friend
Today has been a day of doing those boring jobs that don’t actually take up much time but that you put off forever. Like tax and paperwork and moving nonsense from one place to another. It’s not vital. But it does come with a sense of satisfaction. And I got my walk in. Which was … Continue reading Sorting
Well, the season has changed and no mistake. But…I did manage to steal a tiny hour of sunshine for a walk down my the abbey. It’s very pretty. And very watery! The lower path is once again covered as the Aire breaks its banks for…what…the 4th time this year? Granted I’ve only been back these … Continue reading Stealing sunlight
Two sundays ago (possibly three but what is time anymore?), the BookElfLeeds and I went on one of our customary walking adventures. It’s been quite a while since we were able to tackle a proper distance. And it’s been a very certain amount of time since we had an adventure, just the two of us. … Continue reading HOME TOURIST – We’re Back Baby! Or Ilkley Moor with t’Elf
Today has been a touch bittersweet, to be honest. Sweet because I got to see my honey; Bitter because we had to socially distance. And it’s really hard. So far throughout all this, I’ve really only isolated or met my bubble people. I’ve socially distanced with a few book clubbers, met in the garden with … Continue reading HOME TOURIST – Newark
This week, I headed out for a stroll in the city centre. My walk across the bridge and past the Royal Armouries was masked, hurried and distracted. However, I relaxed once I hit open spaces. On previous walks, I don’t think we went further than the sun dial a little further up the footpath. So … Continue reading Walking to Thwaite Watermill
I love this county.
Hard to believe that so quickly our fortnight began wrapping itself up. As is normal for me, I started to plan the packing, so it’s very good that I was with a more chilled out person. Instead, we had a lazy morning and decided that we would drive to the base of Cader Idris which … Continue reading The last full day/The full last day
Wednesday was just rotten weather wise – so we took full advantage and had a long lazy reading morning. I finished off Dead Famous by Greg Jenner (the October book club choice!) which was such an enjoyable read. Really looking forward to discussing it with the gang. By the afternoon, we were needing to move … Continue reading Lazy, rainy, book club day.
After our long walk, we needed a very gentle day, facilitated by grey skies and constant rainfall till the afternoon. We read for a bit, then decided to tackle the ‘impossible’ Trolls jigsaw. And we went all in. Watched the movie, sang the songs, while trying to match identical characters with tiny subtle differences. We … Continue reading Jigsaw Days – Trolls and Seeking The Cregennen Lakes
We were feeling a touch of trepidation until we threw back the curtains and saw a beautiful – almost summer – morning peering back at us. We gobbled down some sausages (oh my gosh again – Welsh meat is soooo tasty), packed our trusty backpack and headed out. For we had planned a walk. A … Continue reading Just a casual 18km walk
We were buzzing after Harlech Castle so decided to continue up (?) the coast to Porthmadog – a town the Elf had recommended for a visit.
After our rest day, we were raring to go but were stymied by the weather. So I finished the last two sections of Hallie Rubenhold’s The Five, while the fella immersed himself in Gai-Jin by James Clavell. When a watery sun finally emerged, we headed out for a quick stroll – the path down to … Continue reading Reinforced resting/reading and Arthog Nature Reserve
Having fulfilled our holiday obligation of ‘doing something’, we decided that Wednesday was a rest day. Also, it was raining. So out came the Wasgij (jigsaw backwards). If you’ve never encountered these before, allow me to explain. These are jigsaws…but where the puzzle doesn’t match the image on the box. You’re presented with a view … Continue reading Jigsaw Day (and a walk on the beach)
As the fella had to work and it was bucketing down, I sorted some book club details (what a joy to have the time to go it properly! Also…how do I lose do much time IRL? No suggestions on a postcard please…I might not like the answers!). In a momentary break from the rain, we … Continue reading Stumbling onto Waterfalls and Epic Beach Buys
Quite a nice morning view. Like…objectivity speaking…that’s pretty lovely. And for the first proper day of the holiday – magnifique! As it was a Glorious Day – blue skies, warm smiley sun – we decided to venture out for a walk, making our way to the coast. From Arthog, Barmouth is roughly a two mile … Continue reading Walk to Barmouth Beach
Such a wonderful place to walk.
Last week, I completed week 2 of the Couch to 5k challenge. A mere two months after I began.
Well, not really. Still kirkstall. Still canal orientated. But a new route can be like a new world, when the mood strikes. Tonight…I was enamoured all over again!
And everything feels a little bit better. Well…looks better anyway!
It’s been a really odd few days. After weeks of anxiously watching the news from abroad and fretfully wondering if *it* – the corona virus – would hit here…it has.
As I walked into work
I hate snow. Not like a ‘but it’s fun really’ hatred. I’m committed. I LOATHE it. So today wasn’t off to a great start.
Well, the Abbey is struggling with the rainfall, but doing its best.
I walk this patch almost every day. And yet I’ve never spotted this till recently!
The weather doesn’t know what it wants to do at the moment.
And the sound of the river Aire is less comforting and soothing than usual and somewhat more ominous…
This weeks birdwatching adventure was at Fewston and Swinsty – my go to place for a soul restoration walk.
This week I took a stroll down the Leeds Liverpool canal and – for a change – decided not to focus on twitter, the guardian or wizards unite.
These were taken just now There’s been a lot of rain though The rivulet to the right is the footpath… (That it leads nowhere isn’t the point! 😂)
Follow My Blog
Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.