#redjanuary day 6

Tired, tired, tired. But I have entered a ten-miler at the end of the month so I needed to get my distance back up again. It was one of those dead-cold winter days where everything seems to have stopped. It wasn’t freezing, just not mild, and in the woods there was no wind. There was…

#redjanuary Day 5

A bit of cycling, going past Richborough Roman fort and castle, not as cold inland as it was on the seafront though. A particularly bitter Parkrun with the north wind hissing in from the sea. Lots of Red January people running, though there does appear to be a teeny bit of confusion with Dry January!

#redjanuary Day 4

Curlews, oystercatchers, lapwings and hundreds of small grey things about half a mile away. Lovely afternoon light, though it was bitingly cold. I did try to go swimming, but they shut the pool (electrical fault) the moment I walked into the building. Bah.

#redjanuary day 3

The great thing about these challenges is that (once you are into them) you do the things that you plan a hundred times and then fail to do because something else is more ‘important’. So, in theory, I could and should do this run, or something similar, every Thursday. My last job always finishes about…

#redjanuary day 2

If my posts dry up here it is because it is taking me half an hour to upload photos at the moment, including the 4 or 5 fails.  Don’t think it is my broadband, everything else is working. But anyway, I did a hill session yesterday afternoon. My, it was nippy. I initially went out…

Postbox toppers extravaganza.

Left with not many days, but a lot of postboxes I had to get my arse in gear. In order of finding: Missing, presumed nicked. A Christmas tree scene (no cats or mice) Some chirpy looking snowpersons. A tasty, traditional dinner. I especially love the sprouts. Is this the Grinch? I haven’t seen film or…

Ma’am

Winter queens If you remember the Winter Queen from 2016, this queen is in the same place, with her lovely corgis. This little masterpiece was knitted and crocheted by Sallyanne. The above done by Sheila. Good to see a topical note with a counterfeit Aldi carrot snuggling up to Santa in Ann’s topper. After about…

The incredible elephant

Another route taking in most of the Herne and Broomfield boxes (though I feel I may have missed a couple), and a rogue wall. I think the wall must belong to a knitter? There are no words to describe quite how irritating I am finding the new WordPress editor. I am sure it will be…

Crimble

It is a while since I have posted. But it is Christmas, and the post-box toppers call. You will notice that there are cats this year (of the limited sample so far). And still some mice. Time will tell if there is a nascent cat take-over. There are supposed to be more than thirty this…

Starting from scratch.

My running over the last year has not been consistent, effective, painless or regular. There have been many reasons: work, commuting, weather (pff), various injuries, lack of commitment, lack of money, lack of gumption. So I have decided to start again from scratch. Part of my current reason for not running* is that I tried…

Time to prepare

The shops are filling with tinsel, pies and baubles. It is almost getting chilly, almost. Advent running is approaching. I really hope that the Post Box toppers are approaching. While I am a bit take-it-or-leave it about Christmas, not religious at all, I am embarrassingly impatient to see the Post Box toppers. If there are…

Seaside and laziness

I have had a few days off and have been lazy. So you can have one run and some other stuff. So yesterday I went to Margate and actually managed to be there when the Turner was open and had something on. It was something I was quite interested in (as anyone who has suffered…