Thursday, 18 June 2009

These boots were made for walking

I did the moonlight walk half marathon for St. Catherine's Hospice in Preston on June 6th (my third year) and we did our best time. Thankfully it's not one of those that you do in your bra - that would be more of a challenge than the walk.

I have also convinced my husband that walking for the sake of it is a good thing and so on Wednesday we decided to have a (wet) walk around Rivington and up to the Pike. It was actually really beautiful in the rain and was very, very quiet, especially as the children were at school.

We are determined to do more of this as the weight needs to come down for both of us!! Another goal is to try and make this blog look a little more exciting - any suggestions gratefully received...

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Oh dear...

I am ashamed to say that my blogging life has ground to a bit of a halt and I need to kickstart it again - my problem, creatively speaking, is that I have so many ideas buzzing around in my head that I don't know where to start and so I start nothing!! Also, the house is a nightmare at the moment - it constantly looks like we've been burgled. I am great at creating chaos (as are my husband and two children) I'm not so good at living in it!

So, a new start, the house will get sorted, I will paint and sew and knit and decorate, I will blog it all and I will try to relax a tiny bit about the amount of 'stuff' a family of four generates.

For now I am posting the piccies above of our little trip to the Lakes (an overnight stay at Windermere Youth Hostel) and a couple of shots of my garden which despite neglet seems to be doing ok.