Thursday, 18 January 2018

Reasons to be Cheerful: St George, Cute Canines and a Proud Mum #R2BC

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I am joining in with Michelle for this week's Reasons to be Cheerful. She is recovering from an operation so make her smile by joining in and commenting on the other posts. Here are my reasons to be cheerful this week:

1) A cracking photograph

I snapped this shot of the Parish Church whilst walking home on Friday night. It really showcases how wonderful the architecture is:

2) St George

I have created this picture of St George which the children have painted for the class's England display:

Next up its Big Ben!

2) Cute canines

I was lucky to encounter two cute and photogenic dos this week! On the left is Alfie the Border Terrier and on the right is Bracken the collie:

3) Proud Mum #1

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Review: Ravensburger Jigsaw Awesome Alphabet "A"

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I was sent a new 1000 piece jigsaw by Colin Thompson called Awesome Alphabet "A". This was perfect for occupying me during a week of Dry January!

Job number one was to try and find all the edge pieces to get the basic jigsaw in place:

Then I could begin to try and spot obvious pieces that went together:

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Parkour #1 - Kendal

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
One of the other things my son was inspired to do by Kendal Mountain Festival was some parkour or free running. He has done the odd little bit but today decided to try some of it out on our walk into and back from town.

He has watched some seasoned parkour athletes on YouTube and so had seen what the basic moves are. To get more advanced he will obviously need to:

a) practice

b) build up his body strength

c) learn more techniques 

For now though I don't think he is doing too badly for being self-taught and not having a gymnastics background:

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Reasons to be Cheerful: Bargains, Weight Loss, Fell Running and Castle Building #R2BC

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Thanks to the lovely Michelle for hosting again this week. I am feeling pretty chipper at the moment so I have chosen just a few key reasons to be cheerful:

1) Charity Bargain

Whilst dropping off some books at a local charity shop I spotted this lovely long wool skirt for only £2.50. Its been super for work and I love wearing it:

I had also picked up a brand new Ikea throw in another charity shop for a 1/3 of its normal price. With mismatched furniture throws are essential!

2) Detox

I have been doing a detox for just over a week to kick start my healthy eating for the year. One of my new discoveries is overnight oats which turned out to be scrummy:

In the first week I lost 4 lb which is a good step on the way to a healthier me!

3) Fell Running

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Fell Running Challenge #4 Kendal Winter League 2017 Scout Scar

It was a beautiful if freezing day for the first event in this year's Kendal Winter League at Scout Scar:

I walked the course with my son and then positioned myself on a good spot for capturing the juniors as they tackled the ascent:

I managed to film all three junior races and also captured the start of the senior's race.

A good start to the league and now we just have to wait to see what position my son finished in! The next event is Giggleswick on the 21st which includes a stream to cross...