Saturday 25 May 2019

Project 365 week 21

Still trying to be sensible and walking just short flat walks Apart from walking, working and knitting not been a very interesting week.


A weekend without over time, very unusual but probably for the best as I am suppose to be taking things easy. Yesterdays easy day was 13,168 steps with 273 active minutes, today slightly less with 9959 and only 30 active minutes but did a lot of little jobs today so a lot less walking involved.
Came home and finished sewing up Roo's cardigan. Think I may have to knit bigger for Christmas as think this one will fit her before that but that is not a problem, she can have it when the buttons are on.

Granddad had taken Bob to a try out archery afternoon and he managed to hit five out of 6 targets and won himself a ticket in the draw to win six free lessons. Granddad hit two.
Fifi dog sat while they were out and asked me if I would knit her a jumper like Ron gets in Harry Potter as her mum refuses to pay the price for one.


Talking of buttons, got hubby to get mine out the loft.

An evening stroll round the fishery after a day doing some knitting. Was a nice evening.


Picked up friend from in town and he came back and helped hubby to cut DD1's hedge. Dropped him back off and went for a walk along the river with the dog. The bushes are out and looking amazing.


Spent a chunk of the day knitting the fronts of a cardigan for Dinky. Converted a pattern I like off a blanket to fit the stitch count. Looks great so far. Think I will do a plain coloured back to go with it.
Friend was down helping hubby to finish off cut DD1's hedge Dropped him back off and took a walk along the old railway line.


Decided to have a lazy day, did not get showered and dressed till gone 11.
DD1 had had a rough night with Minky so I took Spud for a walk down to and round the fishery to look at the baby birds that are down there. We stopped and had a sweetie and a drink and wandered back up. This gave DD1 chance to get back to her bed for an hour. I really do not help out here as much as I should but I lead such a busy life with varying demands on my time.
Not sure if these and ducklings or goslings, more gosling coloured, which led me to ask the question why are baby swans not called swanlings?

Yes we went and voted. Not for the party I normally vote for as I do not like their plans for Brexit.

Took a run into the town after tea as when our friend had been here last night he left his phone behind, so we took it back to him, took him for a few bits and pieces of shopping and walked the dog along the beach while in the town.


A few blog posts written. Caught up with my #Walk1000miles post I wanted to do, up to 718.21 miles for the year as of today.
Did a bit of baking, a nice spicy sultana loaf, was going to make banana as well but somebody had eaten the bananas. Got four bags of sultanas for 5p a bag last night in the supermarket, took one down to DD1 when I sat with the kids while she dropped Bob off at gymnastics.


Had another twitter win this week. A choice of any pair of ladies summer sandals from DB wider fit shoes. So chose these ones. Adjustable on all three straps to fit my wider feet that seem to have spread quite a bit in the last few years. Real need to go back to entering more competitions but it is finding the time.
Between my replacement Hotter shoes, my win from Bounce and my blogging pair from SimplyBe as well as the Sketchers I bought myself I think I should be ok for shoes for a while.

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Friday 24 May 2019

My miles with #Walk1000miles in April and May

I last did a post on this back at the end of March, at which time my mileage was sitting at 362.20. miles.
As of today I am sitting at 718.21, so slightly less mileage done (356) in this ten week period but not a big deal to worry about.

So where have I been since I last updated you?


The sun was shining and the beach was busy. 

out with a youth group cycling 

down the local woods in amongst the bluebells 

enjoying nature

trying to get the dog to get her feet wet. 

A visit to Dumfries House to pick up a few caches. 

the fountain in front of the main house. 

a statue in a part we have not found before 

wording on the statue

a frog at the fishery

a wood carving in Belleisle Park

along the river again 

The view from the Millenium Bridge Ayr

a nest on the ground 

sunset at the fishery 

a sunset through the tree at Irvine beach walk 

The wall garden at Belleisle park 

crossing the river down the local wood walk 


after the rain it can become muddy. 

taking a seat in Dundonald 
the sun might be out but sometimes the wind can be nippy on the sea front 

There are times when jackets are required. The hooded ones are handy to keep beasties out of the hair as I am susceptible to being bitten. The lighter weight ones are handy for on shore breezes as well as for layering up in the colder months. You can find these and other tops here. 

the beasties can be a nuisance when the sun starts to go down near the water. 

Nature is amazing, and one the highlights of doing the walking is watching the seasons change The leaves are well and truly out now. 

 just love the reflections on the water as well as the sun through the trees along the river. 

sun setting behind the hill as we walk back up to the village

even spotted the apple map car one day

This bench is along the beach front in Prestwick and is a monument to a local celebrity

the dog loves jumping on logs. 

Visits to the park with the grandchildren add to the mileage as well. A lot of the time i have to skip or hop or even run to keep up with their demands.   

going round and round

with her big sister on the other side. A month ago this big sister would not go on here at all.

heading off in different directions while the third one slides down the pole. 

We did some geocaching up at Loch Doon. Hubby likes their hot chocolate. 

looking up the loch from near the round house cafe. 

a bridge over the river on 

The castle can be seen in the back ground. The castle has been moved from its original position 

To prevent the castle being permanently submerged, it was partially disassembled and rebuilt on the adjacent mainland. A decision was made not to relocate the Tower House in order to present the earlier castle unencumbered.

hubby and dog mess about in the river 

The view from the castle window. 

The back of the hydro dam. 

a disused fort that use to be a children's adventure area. 

DD3, hubby and I as well as the dog of course took a trip to Castle Semple near Loch Winnoch and did some geocaching while we were there. 

Another walk up at Dumfries House. 

Even simple walks add to the miles. This is one of the granddaughters seeing the baby animals down at our local fishery. 

Spud with some goslings

and we also spotted ducklings and cygnets.

Have to wonder why cygnets are not called cygnets and not swanlings. 

The countryside round me is so lovely and I am pleased to be able to get out and enjoy it. 

This is a collaborative post, I was sent some items of clothing to incorporate in my post. But the mileage and photographs are all my own work.