The bad most certainly been the weather! It's been absolutely freezing in the UK
I have been trying to get into the habit of being healthier. I have been swimming every day except Wednesday when Mum (who also has the week off) and I did a touch of shopping instead. I love swimming, I'm not bad at it, I generally do crawl and pride myself on my good technique. I generally do 40x25m which is 1km. Funnily I can swim 250m without being out of breath, but would be wheezing like an accordion if I'd been jogging!
Here's my local pool, weirdly it turns up in my dreams, especially if I haven't been there for a while. It's super 80s, it's barely changed since it opened and I learnt to swim there when I was little
I always want to jump into an empty pool!! I love night swimming too!
Funnily enough, I have very little sense of self consciousness when swimming and don't care who seeing me in my cozzie!
I've also been walking a lot this week. I've missed two morning walks due to oversleeping - naughty!! But the mud ensures a really good work out on the legs. I've been listening to a lot of bird song and watching them in my garden, Mum knows all their songs so gradually I'm getting better. I'm better at identifying them visually.
We saw these Red-Legged Partridges in our garden last night. They're quite comical
The way he walks cracks me up
Blue tits are a permanent fixture in the garden, they're such sweet little things, though they throw half of what they pick out of the feeders onto the ground. They form queues to get to the feeders, this also happens across different species, though some bigger birds barge in...
I've been out for two meals this week, one to a local pub
Hidden in a valley in a village called Bryants Bottom (snigger) it does basic pub grub. It has the unusual advantage of nice locals who don't stare when you walk in
We also went for lunch at Hughenden Manor which is also very close
This had lovely food but lots of retired people in hiking gear staring at you
There's a secondhand bookshop there and I picked up this lovely little book on garden birds sponsored by Cussons, I mainly bought it for the fantastic 1950s adverts
If only these still existed!
So I've generally been good, I've been eating alright, not skipping breakfast but not dieting. I'm just bad at dieting, I'd rather do more exercise. I've also been doing 30 sit ups a night.
I've been naughty
oops, Clarks leopard print smoking slippers! They had a sale on! What is a girl to do?!
I also won this dress on ebay, so can't wait for warmer weather so I can show this off
I haven't been in a charity shop all week!! I'm sure I'm make up for this at the weekend when I go in town and head to the church fete on Bank Holiday Monday!
Just heard that MCA/Adam Yauch from The Beastie Boys died today, which makes me sad, they're a fantastic group. This is still one of my all time favourite videos and an amazing song, there's nothing else like it