Busy baking

Hello all!
Today I managed two walks, both missing the rain showers which I was pretty pleased with.
I also have attempted to tie my pumpkin up with some string as the wind was blowing it all over the place and I would be very upset if it fell off the plant.

Today I had friends over so I was busy baking and getting things ready. I made some foccacia bread (from The I Diet ) which I think cooked for too long as it was a little crunchy!

I also iced the carrot cake cupcakes with lime cream cheese icing- I used the Hummingbird recipe and added in some lime juice and zest. Also sprinkled some with cinnamon.

I also made a few more chocolate cornflakes cakes (gluten free).

We had a lovely spread of nibbles like crudites, hummous, fresh fruit, and one of my friends made whoopie pies! They were a bit like two mini brownie/cookie things sandwiches with frosting. Pretty tasty.

We had a great time catching up with each other, and even managed to fit in some games too.

I didn’t get a run today, am hoping for one tomorrow before breakfast as there is a lot of rain forecast all day, plus I have a lot of other bits to be doing. Over on WLR someone was talking about their fave running routes, and it made me think. I always like the bit in runners world where someone comments on their favourite place to run, but it is normally somewhere exotic and scenic. My fave run is up to Stanborough Lakes in Welwyn. There are two lakes for boating and sailing and things, with a figure of 8 path around both lakes. They are set in a bigger park, so I can run around both lakes, then back through the park for a bit. I always see loads of people fishing, cycling, running, walking, plus often in the evening I see herons and rabbits ( I love rabbits).

I do love running in the countryside, but near me most of the roads don’t have pavements, and people go at silly speeds down them and I don’t feel safe, I do envy people near to forest paths to run through, although on the plus side even in the dark there are street lights (I do have a high-viz jacket to wear) so I can still run in the winter and feel relatively safe as there are people about.

I would love to live near a flat bit of coastline, as I think a run by the sea would be very invigorating, plus lovely scenery to keep you going.

So, fave running routes/ ideal running routes?

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2 thoughts on “Busy baking”

  1. The best running route I’ve ever tried is along the coastal path from Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby – I think it’s about 8 miles. It was a little undulating, with coastal views, countryside, and some shade from trees throughout. Great surface too. Definitely one to try if you’ve ever in that area of Yorkshire. Am looking forward to doing it again at Christmas 🙂

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