You know what they say about the best-laid plans going oft awry? It’s not just the best-laid ones.
I had plans for Thursday and yesterday and they weren’t that well-laid. But they definitely went awry. 🙂
I was going to go to Westfield shopping centre with my friend Emma on Thursday, to the cinema with my friend Laura on Thursday night and to Leeds Castle for the day with Laura and her baby daughter (my goddaughter) on Friday.
what actually happened was, I got a text from the farrier at the last minute saying the only time he could put Dave’s shoe back on was Thursday at noon. Because he’s so busy, if I’d said no, Dave would have stayed shoeless for weeks and probably ended up lame/with a broken foot, etc. So that was the shopping off 😦
Then, Laura took her daughter to the doctor because she’d not been looking well, to find out she had a chest infection. I spent Thursday afternoon with them anyway and poor Jessica was so poorly, she howled when anyone but her mum even held her. So of course the cinema was postponed and yesterday’s day out rescheduled for Monday.
But at least some parcels arrived, which is always a bonus. First up:
I know I’m officially an old granny but one of the things I love about my bike is it has a rack to put panniers on at the back! I’m always taking bits up to the yard, going scrumping from my dad’s vegetable garden or getting things from the shops and cycling with a heavy carrier bag on one handlebar ain’t good. (My record is a red cabbage as big as my head and the weight of a bowling ball – nice ride home that was…)
They were £30 from the bike shop but only about a tenner from Amazon. But I blame Amazon’s recommendations for my next purchase:
I’ve got lots of recipe books. I fell for the clever marketing. I don’t care 🙂
The last thing was this….
I’d seen liquid smoke on a few American blogs and just assumed it was a barbecue-flavoured sauce. Then I found out it’s exactly what it says on the tin, ie real smoke bubbled through liquid. On the same day, I say the amazing-looking aubergine “bacon” Jess at Healthy Exposures had made, looked on ebay and found some for a reasonable price…
I had to make the bacon first 🙂
Having eaten a packet of green beans in two days, I roasted asparagus with olive oil instead last night and had it with more coleslaw, on raw spinach, a mushroom and leek frittata and broccoli…
It was delicious and I really rediscovered how good broccoli is. I mean, I do eat it every. single. day. But I always steam a load of other veg with it and somehow just on its own, with a bit of nutritional yeast on top, it tasted so much better… 🙂
I meant to post last night because I went to more yoga this morning (I think I’ve been bitten by the bug now) I’d planned to go to zumba again but what I loved about the Body Balance on Wednesday was, I felt I’d had a great all-round workout. I also think the balancing and strength/stability work will really benefit my riding.
I found a class called “fitness yoga” at a health club 10 minutes’ drive away and it was cheaper – perfect. I wanted to ask readers who know more than me about “proper” working out (ie everyone, I reckon!) whether it would be silly to go as my stomach muscles were still aching from Wednesday (was impressed the legs and arms were fine though). But I got home too late to post -so I just went 🙂
Luckily, there was no abdominal work this week but I still enjoyed it – and in both classes, I completely lost track of time and couldn’t believe it had passed that quickly! Going back next Saturday and I think Laura’s going to come too so all good 🙂
Question of the day, the class is 9.30am and because I’m lazy, I only got up about 8.50. I just had strawberries, raspberries and plain soya yoghurt, with a little apple rice cake, before I went, then toast afterwards; is it protein or carbohydrate, or both, that’s more important beforehand? Or does it not really matter if it’s yoga; ie not as intensive as a gym workout or running…? Any tips appreciated!
Have a great weekend 🙂