Saturday, 5 May 2018

Project 365 week 18

Was a chilly start to the week, having to scrape frost of the car, but nice in the sun when out of the wind.But by the end of the week it was very pleasant.



Sunday

We have a flower fund at work that gets you flowers under certain circumstances, but they often take a while to catch up with those due for a bunch. I got mine today for being off with my shoulder earlier in the year.  Very pretty they are too.






Monday

Having been speaking to the Active Travel hub, I did a meeting on their behalf the other week, and decided at the start of April to monitor my steps. I have been logging up steps, and miles, walking Dixie dog, don't tend to have my phone on me in the house so the app only counts when I am out. Did a blog post on my walking earlier in the week.Weekends I do anything from 12,000 to 17,000 at work which is also adding to the total. Also been finding if I don't think I have a high enough total for the day I will go back out for another walk. So I am getting all the benefits that walking outdoors gives you. I have also booked with them to do a ladies only cycle ride on Wednesday afternoon. Miss having my bike, but just nowhere to cycle to round here so gave my bike away.

 Usual  walk round Auchincruive with Dixie while Bob was at gymnastics. Nice to see all the signs of Spring with blossoms and emerging leaves on the trees. Were out with a light weight fleece jacket on that I ended up tying round my waist, weather was lovely.Another walk round the fishery after tea. Two miles today.




Tuesday

I spotted a #WalkThisMay that I decided I was going to join in with for National Walking Month and see how much more I can fit in. Have really enjoyed the walking I did last month.

A walk round the fishery this afternoon, It was freezing, a fleece jacket with a waterproof/windproof on top and a wooly hat on.

This pair of ducks had a huge family with them. Just over a mile today.



Wednesday

I needed to post one of my giveaway prizes and far too expensive with Royal Mail so I chose a parcel delivery service and so had to drop the parcel off, had I planned on being in today or tomorrow I may have had it uplifted. As we live rural all the drop off points were give or take six miles away so we decided to head up the valley and go for a walk while we were there. We also checked one of our caches.
We did a five mile walk up Lanfine estate and then just over a mile round the fishery after tea. These light nights are a great thing.





Thursday

A day of playing catch up with housework, Hubby went out to cut the bushes out the front down, not actually in our garden but they restrict my view when trying to reverse out of my drive.
Took the dog a walk round the fishery just after lunch and then took her for a walk along the river after tea. Did five miles with her today. Spotted this heron stood at the bottom of the dam. 3.7 miles today.




Friday

A walk round Auchincruive with the dog. Weather nice and mild. Home and did some baking for the weekend. Recipe to follow.Managed just less than 2 miles today as I was busy.

Spotted the slug on the dandelions.




Saturday

This was one of the cakes I made last night.





14 comments:

  1. wow your walks look beautiful as do those flowers, that's a lovely idea, even if they are a little late #365

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    1. better late than never, and yes it is a lovely idea

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  2. Well done on your walking and steps! The ducks have a truly huge family, it is like a mini army. The slug made me shudder, I hate them with passion. The cake looks tasty. What kind of cake it is?

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    1. Think it may have been more than one family of ducks but not sure. Cake is just a plain sponge with dairy free marge and dairy free butter icing, and a few sprinkles.

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  3. What pretty flowers and such a lovely thing you have at work...
    Wow! You have walked so much. Well done you!
    Yum! That cake looks so good x

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    1. I have enjoyed the walking to be honest and am going for a bigger step count this month.

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  4. I've started clocking how far i walk every day, but as it's on my phone i realise i'm not really counting how many steps i do around the house, love the flowers what a fab idea

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    1. I was the same, not clocking the house steps, but I am this month so will show a big difference. Want a FIt Bit HR but cannot justify the cost and I dont suppose there are many second hand ones around.

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  5. Gosh good work on all the walking. I imagine the dog is a great help on those days you don't fancy a walk but have to. That cake looks delicious! #365

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    1. Dixie is not actually that fussed about going for a walk, she can take it or leave it but walks were not part of her every day life before we got her.

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  6. Wow, you do loads of walking. I do hardly anything - having a sedentary office based job.

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    1. I dread to think how much weight I would put on if I had an office job

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  7. Gorgeous flowers from work. Wow you are getting a lot of walking done. I really need to fit in some walking somewhere....I just sit around or drive everywhere. Need to get healthier

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  8. Love all of the outside pics: I love photos more than actually being outside myself! The ducks are so cute #project365

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