Not Quite As Boooorrrrrreeedddd!!

A much more mobile today, the knee is definitely on the mend, at this rate I’ll be back on the bike far sooner than expected (you’ve got to remain hopeful) So we decided to go for a walk – the only problem was where to go. I didn’t want to go too far just in case it didn’t go to plan but at the same time a walk around the block wasn’t going to be far enough. In the end we opted for the Hepworth, Wakefield’s art gallery, that is only a 15 minute walk away.

The Hepworth is a great place, even if you’re not over enthralled with the alleged art in the galleries there is still plenty to admire. There was another new exhibition for us to look at today though I have to admit I really didn’t get it and Jack, in full ‘art critic mode’ declared it pants!! So we spent most of the time admiring the views around the gallery and Jack hogged the camera to give us his favourite moments……….I’ll let you decide!!

So having walked there and back my knee has survived, though it is throbbing now, (it is early days)  The boredom will soon be over. I wonder where we can walk tomorrow……….

On the mend

More of the same tomorrow

Bring it on

The Camera Shy Spider -He’s such a Fungi………..

As I lay wide awake at six this morning I decided to give it another couple of hours and then get the bike out, 2 hours passed ‘five more minutes and I’ll get up’, I thought. Next time I looked it was ten o clock and I’d finally had some sleep – no early morning bike ride then. Time for a sausage sandwich instead! In the end I swapped some time on Boris for a walk along the river and some time with my camera -come on it’s been at least 3 days since I last played out with it -well apart from last night at Jack’s rugby presentation night -but that’s different.

So off I set, walking at a decent pace, laden with camera bag and new lightweight tripod (so lightweight I forgot to use it!! ) I now know that I also need to add some sort of rug/mat and some tree clippers to my camera kit. At this time of year I’m finding that the best things for close up work are down in the undergrowth or hidden in overgrowth (you know what I mean the covered up bits). So I either need to lay down low or cut my way in and out. Today I managed to climb under some branches to get a good shot of some fungi but then I was stuck in the brambles (hence the need for clippers) and I got a great shot of a spider’s web -it would have been a good shot of the spider as well until it ran off ! But I had to lay on the path (hence the mat) I think the couple walking by thought I’d passed out until I explained I was looking for spiders, then they clearly thought I was from the local loony bin -whoops!!

Still it was a great way to add some more miles to my Janathon total – that’s 30+ miles this week. Not bad to say I’ve got a niggly knee. Day six done!

First Janathon week over

Back to work tomorrow

Bring it on!

Janathon and on and on………


Well firstly let me start by wishing you all a ‘Happy New Year’ and I know I promised you a review of all I did in 2012 but I didn’t get to bed until the early hours and I’m struggling to keep my eyes open. On the plus side although it was a late night it was a sober one – a night on diet coke meant I was fresh and raring to go for day one of Janathon (is it really a year since the last one!)

Maybe raring to go is a slight exaggeration but by 11 o clock I had done 3 miles and was busy cooking breakfast for the more hung over one in the house (Ernie not Jack) -it was much better weather to start this Janathon than the last one, last year it was pouring rain -today glorious sunshine. Lets hope it keeps up. I didn’t see many others out there this morning, apart from the few that were clearly just on their way home – it was the staggering and the smell of stale beer that gave it away. Mind you I didn’t see anyone when I went out for my walk this afternoon either everyone is clearly suffering or they prefer the sales to tramping through mud by the canal side. Give me a good old walk any day.

3 miles run, 2.2 miles walked

First day of Janathon done

Bring it on


Nearly Back To Normal

Thankfully I have just about put the hangover from hell behind me, I suppose sleeping in until after 10 o clock this morning obviously helped – yep a full 12 hours kip – can’t remember the last time I did that. It is a good job I hadn’t enetered the local 10k this morning, cos I’d have slept through it, oh well there’s always next year.

A bit of sad news in the Earnshaw household this morning as one of our guinea pigs – Fluffy has made his way to pig heaven leaving poor old Fluff ( I didn’t pick the names) without a playmate. So now its dilemma time – do we get him a new playmate or not. We have had them nearly 5 years now so I don’t want to get him a new friend if he’s gonna snuff it any time soon (harsh I know, but I’m trying to be realistic) but I’m not really sure how long they live. Then there’s the will they get on situation……………Arghh, what to do.

So after the stresses of this morning, I decided a walk was called for – that’s when I nearly collapsed (don’t panic Mother – read on first) My Hubby, he who can only walk if he’s a) on a golf course and b) carrying his golf clubs, wanted to come with us. The last time he came with us Jack was still in his pram, we used to walk till he dropped off to sleep (Jack not Ernie) and then call for a bag of chips to share on the way home. I couldn’t believe it, especially as it was only Friday night when he moaned about walking back from the wine bar – all one and a half miles of a walk. Not only did he walk with us – he enjoyed it!! I don’t think he realises what he’s let himself in for as now he’s been once, Jack will expect to do it all the time. Roll on next weekend…………………..Mmm where to go.


5 miles in a couple of hours

Running tomorrow

Bring it On 



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