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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…

Onomatopoeia

Spelled correctly the first go (buffs fingernails proudly). There aren’t enough English words to describe the biting east wind. Or at least, there aren’t any that I know, having been brought up in the snuggly counties of Sussex and Surrey, where the east wind is not a thing. I went for a pootle the ‘other…

Little things

Some days are really a bit teeth-grindy for reasons that cannot be reasoned with. Today I should have done at least two of my several jobs; and couldn’t because of #snowmaggedon. I did make an effort but scared myself silly by getting halfway up the motorway and panicking at the first sign of loss of…

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…

Llambas

Three miles-ish today, and probably the next nearest post box topper. No mouse but a rather nice lamb/llama? I did a lot of walking yesterday and did take pics of the station box, but it is too good to waste on the poor pictures I took. So I will save it for another day.

Finally, December can commence

I hit a SAD plateau last Monday. I had exhausted all the fun I could squeeze out of winter without some help. So I went slumpy. I had a chesty cold so couldn’t restart my restarted running. All my gardening customers had been frightened by my manic keenness to keep on keeping on (one lady…

Personal worst

Eek. Ran Whitstable Parkrun this morning. Was really crap. 32 minutes. I have no words to describe why; I wasn’t going fast, I felt a bit tummy-ish. None of these things are unusual, none of these things have ever led to a THIRTY-TWO-MINUTE 5k before. I suspect my arse needs to be placed into gear….

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…

Hip much better, laziness still intact

Well, not sure if it is really laziness. But I will save the lengthy discussion for some other time. I have run past this hole in the breakwater well over 100 times, and it was only today I thought that it would be a good photo. What sort of brain do I have? 3 miles…

Getting better

First pain-free run for 3.5 weeks I think. Very pleased. Still warm here though. Someone smashed Madame C’s window on Saturday night. They didn’t steal anything, and didn’t even seem to look for anything. I thought for a terrible moment that I had left my Shuffle in there and it had gone, but I had…