I have been loving my hot water dispenser thing!
Chocolate tea- yummy 🙂
We had to have a bit of a tidy up in the kitchen as it takes up quite a bit of space, but it is so worth it. Although I think it makes me sound impatient as I don’t want to wait for the kettle to boil! But with our kettle the minimum amount of water was quite a lot, and so it wasted electricity boiling a lot for one cup, plus then the water had to go down the sink. Anyway, I love it!
So, what have I been up to besides drinking my own weight in tea? Well, a lot of pottering and de-cluttering. I have been on a bit of a mission to clear things out- so far I have sorted out bags of clothes for charity (including an entire bag filled with bras- although I want to look in to sending these off somewhere as I am sure last time I did that there were charities that collected them), sorted out clothes drawers, spare room drawers (found 3 separate places that I kept batteries and candles!), sideboard drawers (got rid of about 10 old tea towels etc), and today I sorted out one of the kitchen drawers too. I love that feeling of tidying up, plus it is so nice when the drawers shut without stuff having to be shoved down!
On Wednesday in between tidying and sorting I popped up to the shops- bought some new jeans and a nice jumper (black with little silver stripes) in the Gap sale. Then it was the Sweatshop run in the evening- I was glad the rain had stopped by then! I am so glad I went- I managed to keep the speedy group in my sight- at the beginning of that route there is a massive hill so I dropped back a bit, but I caught up with them after a mile or so, and only lost them in the last mile (and they must have sped up a lot as my miles went 10.27, 9.10, 9.10, and then 8.27 for the last .22!)- I don’t think they had been there long when I got back 🙂 I love these runs- they are tough but I run much faster on them than I do on my own.
I had a delicious dinner after that- I saw a recipe on Oh She Glows for avocado pasta.
OK, it does not look like much, but it was lovely. And I cheated a little- all I used was an avocado, some lime juice (as I didn’t have lemon, and I love lime with avocado anyway), and some basil-infused olive oil. Yummy. Served with some wholegrain spaghetti and some veggies (and the rest of my post run nuun drink).
On Thursday I was having my hair cut (always saved for the holidays) and then meeting some friends for a Starbucks and a catch up later- another fab way to spend the day. Then I was off to pump in the evening- urgh I had forgotten how annoying one of the songs is.
This morning I went out for a run before breakfast. Just a 3 mile one to stretch out my legs really.
Before a yummy yummy breakfast- gingerbread porridge with apple, meridian mincemeat and a little blob of pb.
Then I did some more sorting out, popped to the shops before meeting some other friends at the Waffle House. I wish the holidays would never end!
Then home for some tea (of course), a clementine and one of those posh pb cups.
This weekend we need to take down the decorations, so I am making the most of having the lights on the tree, the candles on etc before it all goes away.
Finally, just a reminder that you can still join my marathon talk team (even if you are not training for a marathon- I’m not!)- the more the merrier 🙂 And those of you that have signed up, it starts on Monday!
Have a lovely weekend- anyone else love a good de-clutter?