Great start to the weekend

Hello all

Thanks for the comments about my hip- I looked up loads of stretches on the internet in the end, and didn’t even go on a walk on Wednesday or Thursday. By Friday it was loads better, and was just stiff if I sat for too long, and so Friday evening we had a walk after dinner, just to test it out.

Anyway, all was well so this morning I went out on a run.

In one of my new Thoosa vest tops, and my lovely Bondi band too! I love the Bondi band- when it was colder I was having it over my ears too, to keep them warm, but now it is warmer it just works like a hair/sweatband.

I did a 3 mile route, 5 mins running, 1 min walking, and all was well. The wind was pretty chilly, but that is much nicer than being too hot.

Smiley and shiny when I got back home again! I like the before and after- see how much my mood improves when I get to go running ๐Ÿ™‚

Then I got to use my new bowl and cup for breakfast!

This breakfast was amazing! Blueberries (massive ones on offer from Ocado that taste delicious), Dorset muesli, almonds and Kara coconut milk, all left to soak overnight. Then I added some cinnamon this morning. It was so creamy. Plus a mint tea as I was a bit cold.

Earlier in the week I made some more macaroons (mostly because standing up was more comfy than sitting down):

The pink ones (were meant to be orange- I used some yellow and some red food gel but the yellow didn’t mix in very well!) are orange flavour, and the purple ones are coconut flavour.

I made a ganache for the filling- equal amounts of cream (I used some Alpro soya cream) and dark chocolate. You warm up the cream, then pour it over the chocolate and stir until it melts the chocolate. Then leave it to thicken up.

Yum that ganache was good! I have never made it before but it was so simple. I don’t really like cream, and so I normally get put off recipes that use it, because the rest would go to waste, plus I never know if I will like it, but using the soya cream worked really well, and as it has a longer date than cream (and comes in a smaller carton) I might try it in other things too. Anyway, they went down well at work again!

This weekend I have plans to plant some new seeds, as I did plant some before but the little greenhouse they were in got blown over, and they were notย salvageable. We need to get to the allotment and plant our carrot seeds too. I might make some blueberry scones, or maybe a lemon cake. And hopefully get out for some walks in this sunshine.

Have a lovely weekend everyone ๐Ÿ™‚


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11 thoughts on “Great start to the weekend”

  1. I’m glad your hip has come right, not what you needed now thats for sure. You are coming along so well with you running walking plan, well done.

    1. Thanks for that ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes it was annoying and no idea how it happened- sometimes it happens with a shoulder or something but it seems to go back pretty easily and quickly- not sure why this lasted so long.

  2. Oh, I am *so* glad that your hip was nothing serious – it would have been so unfair after going through your operation and everything that entailed.

    You look gorgeous in your headband – you really suit them!

    Obviously my Mum is loving the macaroons, given her mild obsession with them ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope you have an equally good day tomorrow <3


    1. Thanks for that ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the headband- I have some thinner elastic ones but they dig in so much- this one is softer but still works as I cannot stand even having one strand of hair in my face when I run!
      Yeah I didn’t think my hip was serious, but it was just annoying that it would not go back. Touch wood all has been fine now though

  3. Glad to hear your hip is better! I’m hoping to get my trainers on some point over the next 2 weeks as I am off work and am dying to get a little run in now my back is feeling better : )

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